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Application Management - Windows 8 Service

Processes installation, removal, and enumeration requests for software deployed through Group Policy. If the service is disabled, users will be unable to install, remove, or enumerate software deployed through Group Policy. If this service is disabled, any services that explicitly depend on it will fail to start.

This service also exists in Windows 10, 7, Vista and XP.

Startup Type

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Default Properties

Display name:Application Management
Service name:AppMgmt
Type:share
Path:%WinDir%\system32\svchost.exe -k netsvcs
File:%WinDir%\System32\appmgmts.dll
Error control:normal
Object:LocalSystem
Privileges:
  • SeCreateGlobalPrivilege
  • SeImpersonatePrivilege
  • SeIncreaseQuotaPrivilege
  • SeShutdownPrivilege
  • SeTakeOwnershipPrivilege

Default Behavior

The Application Management service runs as LocalSystem in a shared process of svchost.exe. Other services might run in the same process. If Application Management fails to start, the error is logged. Windows 8 startup proceeds, but a message box is displayed informing you that the AppMgmt service has failed to start.

Restore Default Startup Type for Application Management

Automated Restore

1. Select your Windows 8 release and edition, and then click on the Download button below.

2. Save the RestoreApplicationManagementWindows8.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.

Note. Make sure that the appmgmts.dll file exists in the %WinDir%\System32 folder. If this file is missing you can try to restore it from your Windows 8 installation media.