"Windows Media Player Network Sharing Service - wmpnetwk.exe" Service on Windows 8

Q

What is "Windows Media Player Network Sharing Service" in my Windows 8 service list? And how is "Windows Media Player Network Sharing Service" service related to wmpnetwk.exe?

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A

"Windows Media Player Network Sharing Service" is a Windows 8 service that Shares Windows Media Player libraries to other networked players and media devices using Universal Plug and Play. "Windows Media Player Network Sharing Service" service is provided by wmpnetwk.exe program file.

Detailed information on "Windows Media Player Network Sharing Service" service:

Service name: WMPNetworkSvc
Display name: Windows Media Player Network Sharing Service
Execution command: "C:\Program Files\Windows Media Player\wmpnetwk.exe"
Dependencies: {http, WSearch}

"Windows Media Player Network Sharing Service" service is provided by a program called: wmpnetwk.exe:

Name: wmpnetwk.exe
Location: C:\Program Files\Windows Media Player\wmpnetwk.exe
Description: Windows Media Player Network Sharing 
File version: 12.0.9200.16384 (win8_rtm.120725-1247)
Size: 1314816 bytes
Modified: 9/20/2012 6:33:56 AM UTC

Disabling "Windows Media Player Network Sharing Service" service should not cause any issues when running Windows 8 system.

 

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