Windows Management Instrumentation Driver Extension

 

Windows XP Pro x64

Default Description

Provides systems management information to and from drivers.

Additional Information

This service is not as vital as Windows Management Instrumentation, but I recommend leaving this service in Manual.

Default Startup Type

OS SP0 SP1 SP2
XP Pro x64 ? ? Manual

Service Names

Service Name (registry): Wmi
Display Name: Windows Management Instrumentation Driver Extension

Default Path and Command Line Options

C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe -k netsvcs

Log On As

Account: Local System Account

Dependencies

What service Windows Management Instrumentation Driver Extension needs to function properly:

  • None

What other service require Windows Management Instrumentation Driver Extension to function properly:

  • None

Windows XP

Default Description

Provides systems management information to and from drivers.

Additional Information

This feature is not available on Windows XP Home. This service is not as vital as Windows Management Instrumentation, but I recommend leaving this service in Manual.

Default Startup Type

OS SP0 SP1 SP2 SP3
XP Home Not Available Not Available Not Available Not Available
XP MCE 2005 ? ? Manual Manual
XP Pro ? ? Manual Manual
XP Tablet PC 2005 ? ? Manual Manual

Service Names

Service Name (registry): Wmi
Display Name: Windows Management Instrumentation Driver Extension

Default Path and Command Line Options

C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe -k netsvcs

Log On As

Account: Local System Account

Dependencies

What service Windows Management Instrumentation Driver Extension needs to function properly:

  • None (M, P, T)

What other service require Windows Management Instrumentation Driver Extension to function properly:

  • None (M, P, T)

Additional Reading

None at this time.