Windows 10 Services

WMI Performance Adapter - Windows 10 Service

Provides performance library information from Windows Management Instrumentation (WMI) providers to clients on the network. This service only runs when Performance Data Helper is activated.

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

Startup Type

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Default Properties

Display name:WMI Performance Adapter
Service name:wmiApSrv
Error control:normal

Default Behavior

The WMI Performance Adapter service is running as localSystem in its own process of WmiApSrv.exe. It doesn't share its process with other services. If WMI Performance Adapter fails to start, the error is logged. Windows 10 startup proceeds, but a message box is displayed informing you that the wmiApSrv service has failed to start.

Restore Default Startup Type for WMI Performance Adapter

Automated Restore

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

2. Save the RestoreWMIPerformanceAdapterWindows10.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 WmiApSrv.exe 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.