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Remote Server Manager (System Services for the Windows Server 2003 Family and Windows XP Operating Systems)

Applies To: Windows Server 2003, Windows Server 2003 R2, Windows Server 2003 with SP1, Windows Server 2003 with SP2

Service Name: AppMgr

Executable Name: Appmgr.exe

Log On As: LocalSystem

Description: The Remote Server Manager service provides the following functionality:

  • Holds the Remote Administration Service alert information.

  • Provides an interface for raising, clearing, and enumerating Remote Administration Service alerts.

  • Provides an interface for performing Remote Administration Service tasks.

The Remote Server Manager service acts as a Windows Management Instrumentation (WMI) instance provider for Remote Administration Service alert objects and a WMI method provider for Remote Administration Service tasks. The Remote Server Manager service runs in the LocalSystem account and accepts requests through the COM interface only from clients running under the Administrators or LocalSystem accounts.

If the startup type is set to Manual, the service will start when the next request for Remote Administration Service tasks or Remote Administration Service alerts is received.

When this service is stopped, the service is restarted if the Web interface for remote administration is accessed.

If this service is disabled, information about the current Remote Administration Service alerts on the system is lost.

Available on: Windows Server 2003, Standard Edition; Windows Server 2003, Enterprise Edition; Windows Server 2003, Datacenter Edition and Windows Server 2003, Web Edition.

Installed through: Default operating system installation

Startup type: Automatic

Service status: Started

This service depends on the following system components:

Remote Procedure Call (RPC)

The following system components depend on this service:

None

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