Thursday, March 10, 2011

Windows Management Instrumentation Service In Windows XP

 Windows Management Instrumentation Service

1. Service Name: Winmgmt

2. Service Description:

Provides a common interface and object model to access management information about operating system, devices, applications and services. If this service is stopped, most Windows-based software will not function properly. If this service is disabled, any services that explicitly depend on it will fail to start.

3. Default Settings:
4. This Windows service logs on as: Local System

5. The default path for this Windows service is:

%systemroot%\system32\svchost.exe -k netsvcs

6. This Windows service depends on the following system components:
  • Remote Procedure Call (RPC)
7. The following services have a dependency on this service:
  1. Security Center
  2. Windows Firewall/Internet Connection Sharing (ICS)

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