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Windows Management Instrumentation - Windows XP 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 10, 7, 8 and Vista.

Startup Type

Windows XP edition without SP SP1 SP2 SP3
Home Automatic Automatic Automatic Automatic
Professional 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 runs as LocalSystem in a shared process. It shares an executable file with other services. If the Windows Management Instrumentation fails to load or initialize, Windows XP start up proceeds. No warning is displayed, but the error is recorded into the Event Log.

Dependencies

Windows Management Instrumentation will not start, if the following services are stopped or disabled:

If the Windows Management Instrumentation is stopped, the following services will not start and initialize:

Restore Default Startup Type for Windows Management Instrumentation

Automated Restore

1. Select your Windows XP edition and Service Pack, and then click on the Download button below.

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

3. Run the downloaded batch file.

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 XP installation media.