"Windows Management Instrumentation - wmisvc.dll" Service on Windows 7

Q

What is "Windows Management Instrumentation" in my Windows 7 service list? And how is "Windows Management Instrumentation" service related to wmisvc.dll?

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A

"Windows Management Instrumentation" is a Windows 7 service that "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." "Windows Management Instrumentation" service is provided by wmisvc.dll DLL file.

Detailed information on "Windows Management Instrumentation" service:

Service name: Winmgmt
Display name: Windows Management Instrumentation
Execution command: C:\Windows\system32\svchost.exe -k netsvcs
Start type: Automatic
Service status: Started
Dependencies:
   Remote Procedure Call (RPC)

"Windows Management Instrumentation" service is provided by a DLL file called: wmisvc.dll:

Name: wmisvc.dll
Location: C:\Windows\System32\wmisvc.dll
Description: WMI
File version: 6.1.7600:16385
Size: 165 KB (168,960 bytes)
Modified: Monday, July 13, 2009, ?9:16:19 PM

Disabling "Windows Management Instrumentation" service may cause issues when running Windows 7 system.

 

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