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How to Start/Stop Windows Management Instrumentation

Service name: Winmgmt

Display name: Windows Management Instrumentation


Provides a common interface and object model to access management information about operating system, devices, applications and
services. If this service is stopped, most Windows-based software will not function properly. If this service is disabled, any services that
explicitly depend on it will fail to start.

Path to executable:

C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe -k netsvcs -p

Services Regedit CMD Msconfig

This method shows you how to Start/Stop Windows Management Instrumentation service from Services.msc

Perform the following steps:

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

Locate Windows Management Instrumentation service observe his current status and open to make changes

From General tab you can Start/Stop and change the Startup type of Windows Management Instrumentation service

To finish press ok button and close Services window

Type services.msc and press Enter