Is the Remote Registry Service critical for enterprise desktop management? I've noticed that it's not set to auto start by default on Windows 7 (or at least the few systems I've looked at). Is this b/c it is a security risk? I've done some cursory research and it seems like on some sites they say you need to have it and on others they say you shouldn't use it at all, so I'm confused. We'd like to do automated windows updates across the board, and we are also experimenting with Trend Micro and other virus management solutions. I noticed Trend wants it turned on in order to do a remote agent deployment. I was just curious about the experienced and thoughts of my peers.