Windows Management Instrumentation (Winmgmt) Service on Windows Server 2008

Q

What is the "Windows Management Instrumentation (Winmgmt)" system service on Windows Server 2008? Can I disable "Windows Management Instrumentation"?

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A

"Windows Management Instrumentation (Winmgmt)" is a Windows Server 2008 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.

Detailed information on "Windows Management Instrumentation" service:

Service name: Winmgmt
Display name: Windows Management Instrumentation
Execution command: 
   C:\Windows\System32\svchost.exe -k netsvcs
Dependencies: 
   Remote Procedure Call (RPC)
Impacts:
   CongifMgr Task Sequence Agent
   Internet Connection Sharing (ICS)
   IP Helper
   SMS Agent Host
   User Access Logging Service

"Windows Management Instrumentation" service is provided by the svchost.exe program, see "svchost.exe Executable Program on Windows Server 2008" for details.

Disabling "Windows Management Instrumentation" service may cause issues on running Windows Server 2008.

 

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