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Handling Unspecified Services

Applies To: Windows Server 2008 R2, Windows Server 2012

Use this page if you intend to do one of the following:

  • Apply the security policy to servers other than the selected server.

  • Apply the security policy to the selected server after the selected server configuration has changed (for example, if new software is installed).

Unspecified services are services that do not appear in the Security Configuration Database and are not currently installed on the selected server, but might be installed on other servers to which you want to apply the security policy. They might also be installed on the selected server in the future.

Any unknown service will appear in the Security Configuration Wizard (SCW) on the Handling Unspecified Services page.

Before you continue, you must decide how you want to handle these services. The following options are available:

  • Do not change the startup mode of the service . If you choose this option, unspecified services that are enabled on servers to which you apply this security policy remain enabled, and those that are disabled remain disabled.

  • Disable the service . If you choose this option, all services that are not in the Security Configuration Database or not installed on the selected server are disabled.

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