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Application Management (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: AppMgmt

Executable Name: svchost.exe -k netsvcs

Log On As: LocalSystem

Description: Provides software installation services, such as Assign, Publish, and Remove. This service processes requests to enumerate, install, and remove applications deployed via a corporate network. When you click Add in Add/Remove Programs on a computer joined to a domain, the program calls this service to retrieve the list of your deployed applications. The service is also called when you use Add/Remove Programs to install or remove an application, and in cases when a component (such as the shell or Component Object Model (COM)), makes an install request for an application to handle a file extension, COM class, or ProgID that is not present on the computer. The service is started by the first call made to it—it does not terminate once started.

If this service is disabled, deployed application information will not be retrieved nor will this information appear with Add/Remove Programs, Add New Programs. No programs are available on the network will be displayed in the Add programs from your network dialog box. Stopping this service is not possible once started. This service must be disabled to prevent it from starting if not required.

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: None

The following system components depend on this service: None

IP Port Numbers used: None

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