Windows Remote Management (WinRM) service implements the WS-Management protocol for remote management. WS-Management is a standard web services protocol used for remote software and hardware management. The WinRM service listens on the network for WS-Management requests and processes them. The WinRM Service needs to be configured with a listener using winrm.cmd command line tool or through Group Policy in order for it to listen over the network. The WinRM service provides access to WMI data and enables event collection. Event collection and subscription to events require that the service is running. WinRM messages use HTTP and HTTPS as transports. The WinRM service does not depend on IIS but is preconfigured to share a port with IIS on the same machine. The WinRM service reserves the /wsman URL prefix. To prevent conflicts with IIS, administrators should ensure that any websites hosted on IIS do not use the /wsman URL prefix.
|Windows Vista edition||without SP||SP1||SP2|
|Display name:||Windows Remote Management (WS-Management)|
|Path:||%WinDir%\System32\svchost.exe -k NetworkService|
Windows Remote Management (WS-Management) logs on as NT AUTHORITY\NetworkService and runs in a shared process of svchost.exe. If Windows Remote Management (WS-Management) fails to start, the error is recorded into the Event Log. Windows Vista startup proceeds, but a message box is displayed informing you that the WinRM service has failed to start.
Windows Remote Management (WS-Management) won't start, if the following system components are stopped or disabled:
1. Select your Windows Vista edition and Service Pack, and then click on the Download button below.
2. Save the RestoreWindowsRemoteManagementWSManagementWindowsVista.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
WsmSvc.dll file exists in the
%WinDir%\system32 folder. If this file is missing you can try to restore it from your Windows Vista installation media.