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What is wmpnetwk.exe?

Part of Windows Media Player Network Sharing Service by Microsoft

What is it?

This service allows Media Player to share media with other computers on the network.

What if I disable Windows Media Player Network Sharing Service?

Disable if you don't share your Windows Media Player library with another computer or your Xbox.
Description of wmpnetwk.exe from Microsoft
Designed by media lovers, for media lovers. Windows Media Player 12—available only in Windows 7—plays more music and video than ever, including Flip Video and unprotected songs from your iTunes library! Windows Media Player 12 has built-in support for many popular audio and video formats—including 3GP, AAC, AVCHD, MPEG-4, WMV, and WMA. It also supports most AVI, DivX, MOV, and Xvid files.
(wmpnetwk.exe is a system file that is installed with Windows)
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How does wmpnetwk.exe run?

Service - wmpnetwk.exe runs as a background Windows service called 'WMPNetworkSvc' (Служба общих сетевых ресурсов проигрывателя Windows Media). This is a system service that is installed with the Windows operating system and protected with Window's File Protection. This service runs as the NETWORK SERVICE account with minimum privileges on the local computer and acts as the computer on the network. Служба общих сетевых ресурсов проигрывателя Windows Media runs as a program that can be started by the Service Controller and that obeys the service control protocol. This type of service runs in a process by itself.


What is the community is seeing?What is the community is doing?
About 0.1% of all Boost users have the wmpnetwk.exe process running.Of the 0.1% of wmpnetwk.exe users, less than 1% have disabled it.
How resource intensive is wmpnetwk.exe?
Comparison based on the average resource utilization across all programs.
0.00002% CPU191.3%
Average CPU utilization across all programs is 0.00001%.
15.66 MB RAM72.7%
Average private memory utilization across all programs is 21.53 MB.
 10 /min0.4%
Average I/O read and write operations for all programs is 2,253 per minute.
Typical file (disk image) location:
C:\Program Files\windows media player\wmpnetwk.exe

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What Windows OS versions does this run on?

Windows 8.1 Pro Preview (6.2.9200.0)

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File details

File name: wmpnetwk.exe
Publisher: Microsoft Corporation (verified)
Name: Windows Media Player Network Sharing Service
Description: Microsoft® Windows® Operating System
Version: 12.0.9431.0 (winmain_bluemp.130615-1214)
Product version: 12.0.9431.0
Size: 1.07 MB
Original file name: WMPNetwk.exe.mui
Windows file protection: Yes

Resource utilization

CPU utilization averages
Total CPU: 0.0000353746%
Privileged CPU: 0.0000162491%
User CPU: 0.00001912553577%
Privileged CPU time: 5531.25 ms
Privileged CPU time /min: 0 ms
CPU cycle count: 143,992,952
CPU cycle count /min: 7,683,025
Memory utilization averages
Committed memory: 117.82 MB
Peak committed memory: 119.85 MB
Paged memory: 15.66 MB
Peak paged memory: 15.91 MB
Paged system memory: 189.77 KB
Non-paged system memory: 31.59 KB
Working set memory: 4.99 MB
Peak working set memory: 16.66 MB
Min working set memory: 924 KB
Private memory: 15.66 MB
Page faults: 57,850
Page faults /min: 4
Process I/O averages
Total read operations: 72,805
Read operations /min: 5
Total read transfer: 7.56 MB
Read transfer /min: 590 Bytes
Total write operations: 72,531
Write operations /min: 5
Total write transfer: 3.05 MB
Write transfer /min: 238 Bytes
Total other operations: 111,300
Other operations /min: 8
Total other transfer: 4.02 MB
Other Transfer /min: 314 Bytes
Handle count average: 1,522
Thread count average: 113
Thread resource averages

Process details

Runs as (owner): Network Service
Integrety level: System
Windows platform: 32-bit
Runs as a service: Yes
Process Command
"C:\Program Files\Windows Media Player\wmpnetwk.exe"

Service details

Name: Служба общих сетевых ресурсов проигрывателя Windows Media
Service name: WMPNetworkSvc
Service type: Win32OwnProcess
Description: “Общий доступ к библиотекам проигрывателя Windows Media к другим сетевым проигрывателям и самонастраиваемым устройствам.”

Network connectivity

UDP: LISTENING on port 5005
TCP: localhost on port 554

Image hashes

MD5: f01841cbdf7ffea9adeed9e13e38a353
SHA-1: e5fde9f589215d89ad56e52d101a985297b15e6a

PE image details

Langauge*: Microsoft Visual C++
File entropy: 6.45352
File packed: No
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