Windows XP Services

WMI Performance Adapter - Windows XP Service

Provides performance library information from WMI HiPerf providers.

This service also exists in Windows 10, 11, 7, 8 and Vista.

Startup Type

Windows XP edition without SP SP1 SP2 SP3
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Default Properties

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

Default Behavior

runs in its own process. It does not share the executable file with other services. If the WMI Performance Adapter fails to load or initialize, the error is recorded into the Event Log. Windows XP startup should proceed, but a message box is displayed informing you that the WmiApSrv service has failed to start.


WMI Performance Adapter will not start, if the Remote Procedure Call (RPC) service is stopped or disabled.

Restore Default Startup Type of WMI Performance Adapter

Automated Restore

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

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

3. Run the downloaded batch file.

4. Restart the computer to save changes.

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