What is the Application Management (AppMgmt) service?

An explanation of the Application Management (AppMgmt) service in Windows 7.

What does the Application Management (AppMgmt) service do?

The application management service is used by system administrators in a domain environment (medium to large businesses) to install/un-install software using group policy.

Application Management (AppMgmt) service details

  • Service name: AppMgmt
  • 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.
  • Path to executable: C:\windows\system32\svchost.exe -k netsvcs
  • Startup type: Manual

Does my computer need the Application Management (AppMgmt) service?

Your computer does not need the application management service.

Should I disable the Application Management (AppMgmt) service?

First off, I have to say that it’s best to leave service optimization up to Microsoft. With that said; if your computer is not part of a domain, or your computer is part of a domain but never intend to have software deployed to it using group policy, it’s safe to disable the application management service.

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