Windows serviceWindows Remote Management (WS-Management)

Registry Name

WinRM

Description

Windows Remote Management (WinRM) service implements the WS-Management protocol for remote management. WS-Management is a standard web services protocol used for remote software and hardware management. The WinRM service listens on the network for WS-Management requests and processes them. The WinRM Service needs to be configured with a listener using winrm.cmd command line tool or through Group Policy in order for it to listen over the network. The WinRM service provides access to WMI data and enables event collection. Event collection and subscription to events require that the service is running. WinRM messages use HTTP and HTTPS as transports. The WinRM service does not depend on IIS but is preconfigured to share a port with IIS on the same machine. The WinRM service reserves the /wsman URL prefix. To prevent conflicts with IIS, administrators should ensure that any websites hosted on IIS do not use the /wsman URL prefix.

Default Status

Stopped

Default Startup Type

Manual (Delayed Start)

Executable File Path

C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe -k NetworkService -p

DLL File Path

C:\WINDOWS\system32\WsmSvc.dll

Dependencies

The service depends on the following system components to function properly: System components that depend on this service to function properly:
  • None

Log On As

NT AUTHORITY\NetworkService

Additional Information

None at this time