I have seen no drm related services running. The only ones that start occur when I startup WMP. VLC uses its own codecs and filters when playing back media. ZP uses custom third party codecs (ffdshow, xvid, etc). So no, there are no drm related services. Anyways, the DRM people complain about in Vista is related to HDCP and HD video playback. Not individual files (mp3, avi, etc).
I also did not have to reactivate after swapping my CPU. Perhaps its because I am running Vista Ult, I dont know. But I was never prompted to do so.