I hate to complain, but if you thought the MS descriptions were long, these are novels. More importantly, they're all much longer than the 349
max characters services.msc will display in the Description field.
Don't get me wrong, as currently written, they're a great resource for a web page, but they're way too long for actual use in Services.msc. I'd hoped when his site was reopened, there'd be a condensed version that works and looks good in the limited space services.msc offers. But, no such luck.
So, I edited a new copy of the XPSp2 services for my build. End result is all the same info without all the personal commentary. Most of the descriptions fit well within a maximized services.msc @1152px and none are so long they get cropped for excess length. To be fair, the default Microsoft descriptions are also guilty of this.
I'm gonna send BV a note and see if he minds me sharing. If he's agreeable and if anyone wants a copy, I'll post. Here's an example change.
Original: Crops at "aware how many Games actua..."
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HKLM,"SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Services\MSIServer","Description",0,"( MSIServer ) required for software applications that install using MSI files. If no applications that you have will install properly or you get an error that involves 'RPC Service,' place in to Automatic or Manual. Only disable after you have completed installation of your applications, mainly Office and such. I am not aware how many Games actually use MSI Files. In an idle state, uses about 3.4 MB of RAM. Put it to manual to save that amount."
Edited: Fits, does not crop. IMO, says the same thing.
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"(MSIServer) Used by .MSI installers. If app setups fail or you see RPC Service or msiexec.exe errors, set to Automatic or Manual. When idle, service uses 3.4 MB RAM. Set to Manual to reclaim it. Disable if you never install or update software."