Windows XP Application Management



General Information

None at this time

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

Windows 7 Starter                          Not Available

Windows 7 Home Basic                                 Not Available

Windows 7 Home Premium         Not Available

Windows 7 Professional                Manual

Windows 7 Ultimate                       Manual

Windows 7 Enterprise                    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.

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