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    What is iSCSI Initiator?

    I just discovered something in Administrative Tools that I know nothing about. I don't believe it was there the last time I looked.

    Questions:
    What is it?
    Do I need it for the computer to run properly?

    When I opened it a message appeared that said The Microsoft iSCSI service is not running.

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    Seems to be a storage area networking standard ( http://searchstorage.techtarget.com/definition/iSCSI ). Maybe you set up SkyDrive recently or you have something else network/Internet storage related that could have added it?

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    There's always the saying that "if you haven't come across something before, there's a good chance that you don't need it"!
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    Quote Originally Posted by BATcher View Post
    There's always the saying that "if you haven't come across something before, there's a good chance that you don't need it"!
    That's the way I feel, I'm going to remove it and leave it in the recycle bin just in case something complains.

    Ted Myers: Thank you for the link, I'm still in the dark and as uneducated as I was when I first asked the question.

    Infinicore: I'm not on a network, and haven't installed any kind of storage program.

    Thank you all for your assistance,

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    Hmmm, mystery as to how it came into being then. No local network eliminates that need and if you don't have a VPN to work and access to a database there or something like that or any other possible Internet SAN needs...delete!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Infinicore View Post
    Hmmm, mystery as to how it came into being then. No local network eliminates that need and if you don't have a VPN to work and access to a database there or something like that or any other possible Internet SAN needs...delete!
    It was deleted yesterday and is resting in the recycle bin. It was only two shortcuts, no program files at all. It's very strange that it should appear unbidden. All's well that ends well.
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