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Posted 01 June 2007 - 09:42 AM

Whenever you install anything "CS3" you also get an extra service that is automatically run when you start your system - it's name:

##Id_String1.6844F930_1628_4223_B5CC_5BB94B879762##

Additionally........a folder is created @ C:\Program Files named Bonjour. It's contents are mDNSResponder.exe and mdnsNSP.dll.

**Update as of 09/05/08 - iTunes 7.6+ installs the Bonjour service - Remove as below!!**



What is Bonjour and why is it installed?

When you install any edition of the Adobe Creative Suite 3 family or a Creative Suite 3 component on Windows, Bonjour is installed as a service on the machine. Bonjour is Apple's open source implementation of zero-configuration networking software. It is used by Adobe Version Cue CS3 client applications to dynamically discover Version Cue Servers on the local network.

For it to function correctly, you must allow Bonjour access to the internet through your firewall. Bonjour checks to see whether the DNS server configured on your computer supports service discovery. No data is transmitted to Adobe. (so they say) Bonjour connects to no other servers than your machine's pre-configured DNS server. (so they say) Bonjour also sends network packets to and receives them from a multicast IP address on the local network (244.0.0.251) once every thirty minutes. This address is reserved for multicast traffic on a local network and such network packets never leave the local network. (so they say)

Identifying the Bonjour service in the Windows Services control panel:

When installed by Creative Suite 3 applications, the name used by Bonjour in the Services control panel is:

##Id_String2.6844F930_1628_4223_B5CC_5BB94B879762##


To correct the service's name, open a command prompt and type the following two commands. Each command needs to be executed individually.... type in the command and hit enter to execute it, then wait till you are back at a prompt ( C:/> ) :

1. "C:\Program Files\Bonjour\mDNSResponder.exe" -remove

2. "C:\Program Files\Bonjour\mDNSResponder.exe" -install

The service will now be displayed with the correct name in the Services control panel.


Removing Bonjour (HIGHLY RECOMMENDED!!)

1. Open a command prompt and type the following command:

"C:\Program Files\Bonjour\mDNSResponder.exe -remove"

2. Navigate to the following folder in Windows Explorer: C:\Program Files\Bonjour

3. Rename the mdnsNSP.dll file in that folder to mdnsNSP.old

4. Restart your computer

5. Delete the Program Files\Bonjour folder


Disable the Bonjour socket driver:

1. Open the registry editor and go to:

HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\
CurrentControlSet\Services\WinSock2\
Parameters\NameSpace_Catalog5\
Catalog_Entries�0000000004

Where you'll find the key:

Enabled=REG_DWORD:00000001
Doubleclick on that and change it from 1 to 0.

2. Reboot and the driver will not be loaded any more.


Repair Winsock 2 with the repair utility (LSPFix):

This program attempts to correct Internet connection problems resulting from buggy or improperly removed Layered Service Provider (LSP) software. (ADOBE!!) When you start LSP-Fix, it will read the list of LSP modules from the Windows registry and verify that each module is present. If a module is missing, it is placed on the "Remove" list for removal. When "Finish" is pressed, the undesired entries are removed, and the remaining entries in the registry are renumbered to make them consecutive. The total module counts are then updated. Finally, the program will display a summary of the changes that were made.

Download:
http://rapidshare.com/files/61693599/LSP_Scara.rar

Note: Removing Bonjour prevents Version Cue clients (Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign, Flash, Bridge) from automatically discovering Version Cue Servers and Version Cue projects in your local network. You will need to connect manually using Connect to Server and the URL or IP address of the machine running Version Cue Server instead.

Edited by scaramonga, 24 July 2010 - 04:08 AM.


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Posted 01 June 2007 - 02:51 PM

thanks scara :BFDave:

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Posted 01 June 2007 - 03:29 PM

Thanks, nice guide. :BFDave:


PS: A good thing to put in x64bit recent guides

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Posted 01 June 2007 - 08:36 PM

Thanks, Scara. That's a lot more in depth than my measly little fix:

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Fwiw, I noticed a new service running after installing it. It's called "##Id_String2.6844F930_1628_4223_B5CC_5BB94B879762##" . Seems Adobe decided to use Apple's Bonjour service to enable faster access to...blah blah blah. Anyhow, it didnt' seem to want to be deleted so here's how to get it off your system if you don't want it there:

http://www.adobe.com...cfm?id=kb400982


Removing Bonjour for Windows

To remove Bonjour:

1. Open a Windows command prompt and type the following command:
"C:\Program Files\Bonjour\mDNSResponder.exe -remove"
2. Navigate to the following folder in Windows Explorer: C:\Program Files\Bonjour
3. Rename the mdnsNSP.dll file in that folder to mdnsNSP.old
4. Restart your computer
5. Delete the the Program Files\Bonjour folder

Note: Removing Bonjour prevents Version Cue clients (Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign, Flash, Bridge) from automatically discovering Version Cue Servers and Version Cue projects in your local network. You will need to connect manually using Connect to Server and the URL or IP address of the machine running Version Cue Server instead.


I had to change the command to "C:\Progra~1\Bonjour\mDNSResponder.exe -remove" to get it to work, but work it did.

Good job, man.

Edited by eniparadoxgma, 01 June 2007 - 08:42 PM.


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Posted 02 June 2007 - 03:46 AM

oh, in vista, entering the commands in a run window is the method to follow... :BFDave:

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Posted 16 June 2007 - 03:55 AM

Would I be correct in assuming that this solution (and thanks by the way :huh:) will work for 32-bit Windows XP..?

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Posted 16 June 2007 - 04:10 AM

View PostSetanta, on Jun 15 2007, 08:55 PM, said:

Would I be correct in assuming that this solution (and thanks by the way :D) will work for 32-bit Windows XP..?
yes, as scara is scara-ed of vista... :huh:

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Posted 16 June 2007 - 04:11 AM

He's not the only one! :huh:

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Posted 16 June 2007 - 04:42 AM

View PostSetanta, on Jun 15 2007, 09:11 PM, said:

He's not the only one! :D
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Posted 30 July 2007 - 03:40 PM

View Postscaramonga, on Jun 1 2007, 10:42 AM, said:

1. Open the registry editor and go to:

HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\
CurrentControlSet\Services\WinSock2\
Parameters\NameSpace_Catalog5\
Catalog_Entries�0000000004

Where you'll find the key:

Enabled=REG_DWORD:00000001
Doubleclick on that and change it from 1 to 0.

Actually, this part is wrong (and potentially destructive). In my system, entry 0000000004 was the Bluetooth service; Bonjour was 0000000005. So, to find the correct one, look at the "Librarypath" value. The Bonjour service should have a value of "C:\Program Files\Bonjour\mdnsNSP.dll".

~ RFC3251

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Posted 30 July 2007 - 04:10 PM

thanks R :)

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Posted 19 September 2007 - 02:09 PM

View Postscaramonga, on Jun 1 2007, 12:42 PM, said:

Whenever you install anything "CS3" you also get an extra service that is automatically run when you start your system - it's name:

##Id_String1.6844F930_1628_4223_B5CC_5BB94B879762##

Additionally........a folder is created @ C:\Program Files named Bonjour. It's contents are mDNSResponder.exe and mdnsNSP.dll.
What is Bonjour and why is it installed?

When you install any edition of the Adobe Creative Suite 3 family or a Creative Suite 3 component on Windows, Bonjour is installed as a service on the machine. Bonjour is Apple's open source implementation of zero-configuration networking software. It is used by Adobe Version Cue CS3 client applications to dynamically discover Version Cue Servers on the local network.

For it to function correctly, you must allow Bonjour access to the internet through your firewall. Bonjour checks to see whether the DNS server configured on your computer supports service discovery. No data is transmitted to Adobe. (so they say) Bonjour connects to no other servers than your machine's pre-configured DNS server. (so they say) Bonjour also sends network packets to and receives them from a multicast IP address on the local network (244.0.0.251) once every thirty minutes. This address is reserved for multicast traffic on a local network and such network packets never leave the local network. (so they say)

Identifying the Bonjour service in the Windows Services control panel:

When installed by Creative Suite 3 applications, the name used by Bonjour in the Services control panel is:

##Id_String2.6844F930_1628_4223_B5CC_5BB94B879762##


To correct the service's name, open a command prompt and type the following two commands. Each command needs to be executed individually.... type in the command and hit enter to execute it, then wait till you are back at a prompt ( C:/> ) :

1. "C:\Program Files\Bonjour\mDNSResponder.exe" -remove

2. "C:\Program Files\Bonjour\mDNSResponder.exe" -install

The service will now be displayed with the correct name in the Services control panel.
Removing Bonjour (HIGHLY RECOMMENDED!!)

1. Open a command prompt and type the following command:

"C:\Program Files\Bonjour\mDNSResponder.exe -remove"

2. Navigate to the following folder in Windows Explorer: C:\Program Files\Bonjour

3. Rename the mdnsNSP.dll file in that folder to mdnsNSP.old

4. Restart your computer

5. Delete the Program Files\Bonjour folder
Disable the Bonjour socket driver:

1. Open the registry editor and go to:

HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\
CurrentControlSet\Services\WinSock2\
Parameters\NameSpace_Catalog5\
Catalog_Entries�0000000004

Where you'll find the key:

Enabled=REG_DWORD:00000001
Doubleclick on that and change it from 1 to 0.

2. Reboot and the driver will not be loaded any more.
Repair Winsock 2 with the repair utility (LSPFix):

This program attempts to correct Internet connection problems resulting from buggy or improperly removed Layered Service Provider (LSP) software. (ADOBE!!) When you start LSP-Fix, it will read the list of LSP modules from the Windows registry and verify that each module is present. If a module is missing, it is placed on the "Remove" list for removal. When "Finish" is pressed, the undesired entries are removed, and the remaining entries in the registry are renumbered to make them consecutive. The total module counts are then updated. Finally, the program will display a summary of the changes that were made.

Download:
http://rapidshare.com/files/34492838/LSP_Scara.rar

Note: Removing Bonjour prevents Version Cue clients (Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign, Flash, Bridge) from automatically discovering Version Cue Servers and Version Cue projects in your local network. You will need to connect manually using Connect to Server and the URL or IP address of the machine running Version Cue Server instead.



THANKS dude..
For those who needs.. I made Almost Full automation of the Steps Scaramonga Posted here..

Look into Attachments.. Attached File  Bonjour.zip   189.65K   891 downloads ..
or proceed here (almost all of you knows rapidshare, trusted hosting)
http://rapidshare.co...onjour.zip.html


Enjoy :eniparadoxgma:

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Posted 20 September 2007 - 12:45 AM

Nice 1 Bear :eniparadoxgma:

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Posted 07 December 2007 - 08:34 AM

If you just want it stopped until further notice, you can use the nice GUI of Windows' Services or type the following commands in the command prompt (or in a script):

net stop "##Id_String1.6844F930_1628_4223_B5CC_5BB94B879762##"
sc config "##Id_String1.6844F930_1628_4223_B5CC_5BB94B879762##" start= disabled
or
sc config "##Id_String1.6844F930_1628_4223_B5CC_5BB94B879762##" start= demand

Or (if you did the remove/install procedure to get a decent name):

net stop "Bonjour Service"
sc config "Bonjour Service" start= disabled
or
sc config "Bonjour Service" start= demand

P.S.
Note there's a space in "start= ". It won't work without it.

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Posted 09 December 2007 - 04:00 PM

Hi!

I follow this guide and now i cant navigate...why? I can fix this?

Thanks




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