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How to Start/Stop Windows Management Instrumentation service

Service name: Winmgmt

Display name: Windows Management Instrumentation


Description:

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

Regedit:
This method shows you how to Start/Stop Windows Management Instrumentation service from Registry Editor

Please perform the following steps:

Please go to Start and click on the Search programs and files

Type regedit and press Enter

Please confirm User Account Control pop-up

Microsoft official disclaimer


Warning Serious problems might occur if you modify the registry incorrectly by using Registry Editor or by using another method. These problems might require
that you reinstall the operating system. Microsoft cannot guarantee that these problems can be solved. Modify the registry at your own risk.


Please navigate to HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\services\Winmgmt and locate Start registry key

Double click on Start and edit the value:


Change Startup type :

Automatic - 2

Manual - 3

Disabled - 4

Automatic (Delayed Start) - 2


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

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

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