"Windows Remote Management (WS-Management) - WsmSvc.dll" Service on Windows 8

Q

What is "Windows Remote Management (WS-Management)" in my Windows 8 service list? And how is "Windows Remote Management (WS-Management)" service related to WsmSvc.dll?

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"Windows Remote Management (WS-Management)" is a Windows 8 service that 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 Remote Management (WS-Management)" service is provided by WsmSvc.dll program file.

Detailed information on "Windows Remote Management (WS-Management)" service:

Service name: WinRM
Display name: Windows Remote Management (WS-Management)
Execution command: C:\Windows\System32\svchost.exe -k NetworkService
Dependencies: {RPCSS, HTTP}

"Windows Remote Management (WS-Management)" service is provided by a program called: WsmSvc.dll:

Name: WsmSvc.dll
Location: C:\Windows\system32\WsmSvc.dll
Description: WSMan Service
File version: 6.2.9200.16384 (win8_rtm.120725-1247)
Size: 2836992 bytes
Modified: 7/26/2012 3:08:13 AM UTC

Disabling "Windows Remote Management (WS-Management)" service may cause issues when running Windows 8 system.

 

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