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What is wmpnetwk.exe?

Part of ระบบปฏิบัติการ Microsoft® Windows® by Microsoft

What is it?

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

What if I disable ระบบปฏิบัติการ Microsoft® Windows®?

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' (Servicio de uso compartido de red del Reproductor de 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. Servicio de uso compartido de red del Reproductor de 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 0.2% of all Boost users have the wmpnetwk.exe process running.Of the 0.2% of wmpnetwk.exe users, less than 1% have disabled it.
How stable is ระบบปฏิบัติการ Microsoft® Windows®?
Based on crash data discovered by Boost, stability is a measure of how sound this particular process and the average percent of times it crashes.
Typical program1.26%
How resource intensive is wmpnetwk.exe?
Comparison based on the average resource utilization across all programs.
0.00042% CPU4210.4%
Average CPU utilization across all programs is 0.00001%.
7.91 MB RAM36.7%
Average private memory utilization across all programs is 21.53 MB.
 18 /min0.8%
Average I/O read and write operations for all programs is 2,253 per minute.
     6 context switches/sec6.0%
Average context switches for all programs is 100 per second.
Typical file (disk image) location:
C:\Program Files\windows media player\wmpnetwk.exe

What modules are loaded?

A module is a dynamic link library (DLL) or an executable file that is loaded into the process. Below is a list of non-system modules that are loaded by ระบบปฏิบัติการ Microsoft® Windows®.

What else is related?

ระบบปฏิบัติการ Microsoft® Windows® Stability

wmpnetwk.exe crashes or has encountered a critical error 0.8900% of the time.
Error: Sluttet virke (APPCRASH)
Occurred: over 6 months ago

What Windows OS versions does this run on?

Windows 8 (6.2.9200.0)
Windows 8 Enterprise (6.2.9200.0)
Windows 8 Pro (6.2.9200.0)
Windows 8 Pro with Media Center (6.2.9200.0)
Windows 8 Single Language (6.2.9200.0)

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File details

File name: wmpnetwk.exe
Publisher: Microsoft Corporation (verified)
Name: ระบบปฏิบัติการ Microsoft® Windows®
Description: บริการการใช้ร่วมกันบนเครือข่ายของ Windows Media Player
Version: 12.0.9200.16384 (win8_rtm.120725-1247)
Product version: 12.0.9200.16384
Size: 1.25 MB
Original file name: WMPNetwk.exe.mui
Windows file protection: Yes

Resource utilization

CPU utilization averages
Total CPU: 0.0008903905%
Privileged CPU: 0.0004693470%
User CPU: 0.00042104348784%
Privileged CPU time: 445141.04 ms
Privileged CPU time /min: 122 ms
CPU cycle count: 274,926,348
CPU cycle count /min: 5,760,495
Context switches /sec: 6
Memory utilization averages
Committed memory: 98.96 MB
Peak committed memory: 102.48 MB
Paged memory: 7.91 MB
Peak paged memory: 8.08 MB
Paged system memory: 187.53 KB
Non-paged system memory: 35.43 KB
Working set memory: 5.75 MB
Peak working set memory: 17.66 MB
Min working set memory: 2.96 MB
Private memory: 7.91 MB
Page faults: 20,434
Page faults /min: 14
Process I/O averages
Total read operations: 36,188
Read operations /min: 10
Total read transfer: 3.95 MB
Read transfer /min: 1.09 KB
Total write operations: 33,903
Write operations /min: 8
Total write transfer: 537.48 KB
Write transfer /min: 127 Bytes
Total other operations: 35,787
Other operations /min: 15
Total other transfer: 2.21 MB
Other Transfer /min: 2.07 KB
Handle count average: 476
Thread count average: 14
Thread resource averages

Process details

Runs as (owner): Network Service
Integrety level: Undefined
Windows platform: 64-bit
Runs as a service: Yes
Parent Process
Process Command
"C:\Program Files\Windows Media Player\wmpnetwk.exe"

Service details

Name: Servicio de uso compartido de red del Reproductor de Windows Media
Service name: WMPNetworkSvc
Service type: Win32OwnProcess
Description: “Comparte las bibliotecas del Reproductor de Windows Media con otros dispositivos multimedia y reproductores en red mediante Plug and Play universal.”

Network connectivity

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

Image hashes

MD5: 49709b93d611fcf6401388f628e283ff
SHA-1: f32ffc1700c49e5cad3ee6dbb595e72722236af2
SHA-256: 4ffb3d4bfbd38326e4ce8e97c955924a14f8fc3c82126e8cfe9ce4a0293d6602

PE image details

CLR assembly: Yes
Langauge*: Microsoft Visual C# / Basic .NET
File packed: No
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