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windows 7 home premium

i have windows 7 home premium and was poking around in the services and saw the server service, and thought that i bet i don't need it. it looks like it's for sharing resources. i have a stand alone pc, and can't think of a reason i would want to share anything. in fact, sharing resources sounds like a potential security problem.
is it safe to disable this service?
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JeffBeall
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FDomingos88Commented:
The server service can be safely disabled if your computer isn't connected to any network and therefore you don't need to share files or printers.
But I don't know if in the case you have the computer connected to a modem/router by ethernet it will affect that.
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FDomingos88Commented:
But you can also set it to manual, to see if it causes issues.
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FDomingos88Commented:
Tested it, and the internet connection was not affected.
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AquatoneCommented:
We disable the server service at work because it prevents localadmin passwords and presumably other passwords from being changed by those other than the user.
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JeffBeallAuthor Commented:
thanks for the help.
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AquatoneCommented:
Thanks for the points!
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