I'm choosing the components to remove from my cd (Win XP Pro) and in the services section there are 3 which I don't know whether taking out.
First, a red component, HTTP SSL: considering that I'm not going to use Internet Explorer, is it safe to remove it even if I use SSL for e-mail or other services?
Second, another red component, SNMP: there is a generic reference to printer support and agents that monitor the activity in network devices and report to the network console workstation. Does it have something to do with router connection, USB devices for connecting to the local router or stuff like that? If wireless printing support (or USB printing) is needed, can SNMP be safely removed anyway?
Third, a black component, Network DDE: does its removal affect the local router connection and security issues?
Fourth, another black component, QoS RSVP (and related QoS): does it have something to do with internet USB keys (such as dLink) for router connection (or HSDPA connection)? If so, should I keep it?
Following the full list of components in Services section:
Alerter Application Layer Gateway Automatic Updates Background Intelligent Transfer Service (BITS) Beep Driver COM+ DHCP Client Distributed Link Tracking Client Distributed Transaction Coordinator (DTC) DNS Client Error Reporting Event Log Extensible Authentication Protocol Service Fax Services Health Key and Certificate Management Service HTTP SSL Imapi CD burning COM Services Indexing Service Internet Authentication (IAS) IPSEC Policy Agent Kerberos Key Distribution Center Message Queuing Messenger Net Logon Network Access Protection (NAP) Network DDE Network Location Awareness (NLA) Network Provisioning Performance Logs and Alerts Protected Storage QoS RSVP and Quality of Service Remote Registry Removable Storage Route Listening Servise RPC Locator Secondary Logon Service Advertising Protocol Shell Services Simple TCP/IP Services SNMP System Event Notification (SENS) System Monitor System Restore Task Scheduler TCP/IP NetBIOS Helper Telnet Server Terminal Services Text Services Framework Uninterruptible Power Supply Universal Plug and Play Volume Shadow Copy WebClient Windows Firewall/Internet Connection Sharing (ICS) Windows Management Instrumentation Windows Time Wired AutoConfig Wireless Configuration
Lastly, this is my list of components to remove: Alerter, Application Layer Gateway, Distributed Link Tracking Client, Error Reporting, IMAPI CD burning com services, Indexing Services, Messenger, QoS RSVP, Remote Registry, Removable Storage, Service Advertising Protocol, TCP/IP NetBIOS Helper, Telnet, Text Services Framework, Volume Shadow Copy.
Since I use a router connection (sometimes a HSDPA key), do you think that removal of any of the components of my list would badly affect my internet connection?
Do you think I could include something else on my components list, something absolutely unuseful that I missed at first sight?