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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:


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