User talk:Techie007

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About using "The"[edit]

Hi.

How do you do? Thanks for your recent works in Windows service. We seem to have a little bit of friction but I am confident we can work it out together.

That said, someone who used to contribute to Wikipedia just scolded me verbally for one of my edits. According to Wikipedia:Manual of Style/Proper names, it is natural to have these differences of opinion over the proper names but the most commonly used form should be used. I snooped around a bit and "the Services snap-in" seems to be the commonly used form. Now, that person also told me that not everything Capitalized has the right to ditch "the". For example, take "the United States" and "the United Nations". They are capitalized but "the" appears before them anyway. (The unofficial reason is that "United Nations" and "united nations" are not distinguishable from one another in verbal speech.)

Best regards,
Codename Lisa (talk) 18:33, 11 April 2013 (UTC)

Very well, thank you. When I started editing Windows service, I didn't realize that you had just copy-edited the whole article, definitely improving it. I like your most recent edit (“the Services snap-in”) very much; that was even better than what I was trying to do. Your methodical reversions (and explanations) were well received, and I am pleased with how the page currently reads.
However, I do think the page could use some additional information; for instance:
  • The page seems to ignore drivers, which are also controlled by the Service Control Manager and whose configuration data is stored with regular services; it is even in the same format. Tools like the Services snap-in hide drivers from the list (to see the full list with drivers, use a program like Process Hacker).
  • I really think more needs to be made of interactive services. There is a proper way to write one, I've done it. The Desktop Window Manager service is a good example of an interactive service; also, some fingerprint-authenticating logon softwares create an interactive service. Additionally, I think the old method (the “Allow service to interact with desktop” checkbox) should be mentioned as obsolete (since Windows Vista) and insecure; although, in Vista, Microsoft introduced a new service called "Interactive Services Detection" to provide backwards compatibility with services that continue to use the option.
EDIT: — 2 more interactive services — The Intel Active Monitor[1] can be an interactive service; when it issues an alert (e.g. if something overheats), it's background monitoring service opens a UI on the active session, whatever it may be — even on the logon screen! Also, since Windows Vista, there is a new feature called User Account Control, which is a service (driver...) that displays an interactive UI to the user when it is requesting for elevation.
  • Explain what selecting “Last Know Good Configuration” at boot-time does (mentioning the registry’s “ControlSetXXX” branches)
  • The service configuration data is stored in the registry under “HKLM\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Services”
  • Explain how starting the computer in SafeMode affects service loading
A quick question: Are my backslashes (HKLM\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Services) printing as Yen signs? (it displays that way here) If so, what is the correct way to display a backslash in Wikipedia?
Techie007 (talk) 14:16, 12 April 2013 (UTC)
Hi. I need to find a couple of books on the subject that you said but what I can immediately answer is: No, you backslashes are fine. Best regards, Codename Lisa (talk) 14:46, 12 April 2013 (UTC)

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