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Services Utility: Intersite Messaging Service

Display Name (?): Intersite Messaging
Short Name (?): ISMServ
Executable (?): ismserv.exe
Library (?): None.
Depends On (?): Security Accounts Manager
Supports (?): None.
Description (?): Enables messages to be exchanged between computers running Windows Server sites. If this service is stopped, messages will not be exchanged, nor will site routing information be calculated for other services. If this service is disabled, any services that explicitly depend on it will fail to start.
OS (?): Vista Home/Business, 2000 Server, Vista Server
Startup (?):

Explanation (?):

The intersite messaging (ISM) service allows you to replicate an active directory (AD) naming context between multiple active directory sites without using the IP Intersite transport. This service is used in both sending and receiving messages between server sites through mail-based SMTP. Therefore, this service requires the appropriate SMTP plug-in to be activated to work properly. This service can be safely disabled if you are not using, which is more than likely the case, but you should uninstall it from the add/remove components dialog rather than just disabling it.

Please visit /tools/services/ for the complete Services utility.