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How to Start/Stop WMI Performance Adapter

Service name: wmiApSrv

Display name: WMI Performance Adapter


Description:

Provides performance library information from Windows Management Instrumentation (WMI) providers to clients on the network.
This service only runs when Performance Data Helper is activated.


Path to executable:

C:\WINDOWS\system32\wbem\WmiApSrv.exe

CMD:
This method shows you how to Start/Stop WMI Performance Adapter service from Command Prompt

Perform the following steps:

Please go to Start and click on the Type here to search

Type cmd, right click on cmd icon under the Programs and click on Run as administrator

Services Regedit CMD Msconfig

Please confirm User Account Control pop-up

Please select, right and copy a registry key from below, then right click on command prompt window, select Paste and press Enter


To Start WMI Performance Adapter service:

net start wmiApSrv

sc start wmiApSrv


Note: You can’t start a service if Startup type is on Disabled.


To Stop WMI Performance Adapter service:

net stop wmiApSrv

sc stop wmiApSrv


To change Startup type:

Automatic:

REG add "HKLM\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\services\wmiApSrv" /v Start /t REG_DWORD /d 2 /f

sc config wmiApSrv start= auto

Manual:

REG add "HKLM\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\services\wmiApSrv" /v Start /t REG_DWORD /d 3 /f

sc config wmiApSrv start= demand

Disabled:

REG add "HKLM\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\services\wmiApSrv" /v Start /t REG_DWORD /d 4 /f

sc config wmiApSrv start= disabled

Automatic (Delayed Start):

REG add "HKLM\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\services\wmiApSrv" /v Start /t REG_DWORD /d 2 /f

sc config wmiApSrv start= delayed-auto


Note: When you change to Automatic (Delayed Start) a new key DelayedAutostart is created with value 1.

REG add "HKLM\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\services\wmiApSrv" /v DelayedAutostart /t REG_DWORD /d 1 /f


When you change to Automatic from Automatic (Delayed Start), DelayedAutostart change value to 0.

REG add "HKLM\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\services\wmiApSrv" /v DelayedAutostart /t REG_DWORD /d 0 /f