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Windows Management Instrumentation - Windows 10 Service

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.

This service also exists in Windows 7, 8, Vista and XP.

Startup Type

Windows 10 edition 1507 1511 1607 1703
Home Automatic Automatic Automatic Automatic
Pro Automatic Automatic Automatic Automatic
Education Automatic Automatic Automatic Automatic
Enterprise Automatic Automatic Automatic Automatic

Default Properties

Display name:Windows Management Instrumentation
Service name:winmgmt
Type:share
Path:%WinDir%\system32\svchost.exe -k netsvcs
File:%WinDir%\system32\wbem\WMIsvc.dll
Error control:ignore
Object:localSystem

Default Behavior

The Windows Management Instrumentation service is running as localSystem in a shared process of svchost.exe. Other services might run in the same process. If Windows Management Instrumentation fails to load or initialize, Windows 10 start up proceeds. No warning is displayed, but the error is recorded into the Event Log.

Dependencies

Windows Management Instrumentation is unable to start, if the Remote Procedure Call (RPC) service is stopped or disabled.

If Windows Management Instrumentation is stopped, the following services cannot start:

Restore Default Startup Type for Windows Management Instrumentation

Automated Restore

1. Select your Windows 10 edition and release, and then click on the Download button below.

2. Save the RestoreWindowsManagementInstrumentationWindows10.bat file to any folder on your hard drive.

3. Right-click the downloaded batch file and select Run as administrator.

4. Restart the computer to save changes.

Note. Make sure that the WMIsvc.dll file exists in the %WinDir%\system32\wbem folder. If this file is missing you can try to restore it from your Windows 10 installation media.