Project Shield is an initiative launched by Google Ideas to use Google’s own Distributed Denial of Service (DDoS) attack mitigation technology to protect free infrastructure online. The service allows other websites to serve their content through Google’s infrastructure without having to move their hosting location.
Read more here – http://projectshield.withgoogle.com/
If you need to find out which services if any, are dependent on a specific service before actually stopping it you could run a simple command and find out! Remember, that when stopping a service, all dependent services stop too and you could cause a system to malfunction.
By default, Windows systems generate an entry in the security event log by processes using the local and network service accounts. These accounts are used by services that need fewer privileges and logon rights on a local system, and access to network resources in case of the network service.
Windows Event Viewer allows you to run a task when a specific event occurs. For instance, you could restart a service when an event is logged or display a message to notify you that an error has occurred! Let’s say you want to be notified when shadow copies fail to function. There are instances when automated shadow copies fail due to storage quotas that you may have set long time ago and you may want to know before the system automatically deletes the oldest shadow copy to make room for a new one!
Older versions of Windows Operating Systems (prior to Windows XP and Windows Server 2003) used the Local System account (NT AUTHORITY\LocalSystem) to start Windows services. A Windows service is an application type that runs in the system background without a user interface and is similar to a UNIX daemon process. Some services provide core operating system features, such as event logging, file serving, printing, etc. and need to run under the Local System context, however, there are other services which do not require this elevated context.
BranchCache is a Windows 7 feature that speeds up remote office (branch) computers access to files from a central location. This feature is only available in Windows 7 Enterprise and Ultimate editions. You can cache files either on a server running Windows Server 2008 R2 or distributed among clients running Windows 7 in a network. In this procedure we will see how to set up a BranchCache client in Windows 7:
Services are applications that run in the background. They can start up on boot or when required and can run independently of the logged on users. The main tools that you can use when managing services are the Services Console (Services.msc), the Task Manager, the Sc.exe command line utility, and Group Policies. To troubleshoot services during startup use the msconfig utility.
The services console lists all services and provides information about each service such as, logon details, state, etc. To start the Service consoles type services in the Start search text box and click the Services link under programs.