Windows Management Instrumentation Driver Extensions (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: Wmi
Executable Name: svchost.exe -k netsvcs
Log On As: LocalSystem
Description: The Windows Management Instrumentation Driver Extensions service monitors all drivers and event trace providers that are configured to publish WMI or event trace information.
|In Windows Server 2003, the Windows Management Instrumentation Driver Extensions service is primarily a stub service that was created to deal with Windows 2000 service compatibility issues.|
If this service is stopped or disabled, any services that explicitly depend on it will fail to start.
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: Manual
Service status: Stopped
This service depends on the following system components:
The following system components depend on this service: