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Application Management

 

General Information

None at this time

Windows 8

Default Description

Processes installation, removal, and enumeration requests for software deployed through Group Policy. If the service is disabled, users will be unable to install, remove, or enumerate software deployed through Group Policy. If this service is disabled, any services that explicitly depend on it will fail to start.

Additional Information

None at this time.

Default Startup Type

OS SP0
Windows 8 x86 Not Available
Windows 8 x64 Not Available
Windows 8 Pro x86 Manual
Windows 8 Pro x64 Manual
Windows 8 Enterprise x86 Manual
Windows 8 Enterprise x64 Manual

Service Names

Service Name (registry): AppMgmt
Display Name: Application Management

Default Path and Command Line Options

C:\Windows\system32\svchost.exe -k netsvcs

Log On As

Account: Local System account
What service Application Management needs to function properly:

  • None (W8, W8P, W8E)

What other service require Application Management to function properly:

  • None (W8, W8P, W8E)

Windows 7

Default Description

Processes installation, removal, and enumeration requests for software deployed through Group Policy. If the service is disabled, users will be unable to install, remove, or enumerate software deployed through Group Policy. If this service is disabled, any services that explicitly depend on it will fail to start.

Additional Information

None at this time.

Default Startup Type

OS SP0 SP1
Windows 7 Starter Not Available Not Available
Windows 7 Home Basic Not Available Not Available
Windows 7 Home Premium Not Available Not Available
Windows 7 Professional Manual Manual
Windows 7 Ultimate Manual Manual
Windows 7 Enterprise Manual Manual

Service Names

Service Name (registry): AppMgmt
Display Name: Application Management

Default Path and Command Line Options

C:\Windows\system32\svchost.exe -k netsvcs

Log On As

Account: Local System account

Dependencies

What service Application Management needs to function properly:

  • None (P, U, E)

What other service require Application Management to function properly:

  • None (P, U, E)

Windows Vista

Default Description

Processes installation, removal, and enumeration requests for software deployed through Group Policy. If the service is disabled, users will be unable to install, remove, or enumerate software deployed through Group Policy. If this service is disabled, any services that explicitly depend on it will fail to start.

Additional Information

This service is not available on Vista Home Basic or Vista Home Premium as the Group Policy editor (gpedit.msc) is not installed by default.

Default Startup Type

OS SP0 SP1 SP2
Vista Home Basic Not Available Not Available Not Available
Vista Home Premium Not Available Not Available Not Available
Vista Business Manual Manual Manual
Vista Ultimate Manual Manual Manual
Vista Enterprise Manual Manual Manual

Service Names

Service Name (registry): AppMgmt
Display Name: Application Management

Default Path and Command Line Options

C:\Windows\system32\svchost.exe -k netsvcs

Log On As

Account: Local System Account

Dependencies

What service Application Management needs to function properly:

  • None (B, U)

What other service require Application Management to function properly:

  • None (B, U)

Windows XP Pro x64

Default Description

Processes installation, removal, and enumeration requests for Active Directory IntelliMirror group policy programs. If the service is disabled, users will be unable to install, remove, or enumerate any IntelliMirror programs. If this service is disabled, any services that explicitly depend on it will fail to start.

Additional Information

None at this time.

Default Startup Type

OS SP0 SP1 SP2
XP Pro x64  ?  ? Manual

Service Names

Service Name (registry): AppMgmt
Display Name: Application Management

Default Path and Command Line Options

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

Log On As

Account: Local System Account

Dependencies

What service Application Management needs to function properly:

  • None

What other service require Application Management to function properly:

  • None

Windows XP

Default Description

Provides software installation services such as Assign, Publish, and Remove.

Additional Information

If you cannot modify your software installation of certain applications, put this service in to Automatic or Manual. If you have Windows XP Home Version, this service may be causing problems described in this knowledge base article:

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/328213

I have not tested this, but for now, disable this service in Windows XP Home until installation of Service Pack 2 or 3.

Default Startup Type

OS SP0 SP1 SP2 SP3
XP Home Manual Manual Manual Manual
XP MCE 2005 Manual Manual Manual Manual
XP Pro Manual Manual Manual Manual
XP Tablet PC 2005 Manual Manual Manual Manual

Service Names

Service Name (registry): AppMgmt
Display Name: Application Management

Default Path and Command Line Options

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

Log On As

Account: Local System Account

Dependencies

What service Application Management needs to function properly:

  • None (H, M, P, T)

What other service require Application Management to function properly:

  • None (H, M, P, T)

Additional Reading

None at this time.