Application Management (AppMgmt) Service Defaults in Windows 10

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.

Default Settings

Startup type:
Windows 10 Home 1507N/A
Windows 10 Pro 1507Manual
Windows 10 Education 1507Manual
Windows 10 Enterprise 1507Manual
Windows 10 Home 1511N/A
Windows 10 Pro 1511Manual
Windows 10 Education 1511Manual
Windows 10 Enterprise 1511Manual
Windows 10 Home 1607N/A
Windows 10 Pro 1607Manual
Windows 10 Education 1607Manual
Windows 10 Enterprise 1607Manual
Windows 10 Home 1703N/A
Windows 10 Pro 1703Manual
Windows 10 Education 1703Manual
Windows 10 Enterprise 1703Manual
Windows 10 Home 1709N/A
Windows 10 Pro 1709Manual
Windows 10 Education 1709Manual
Windows 10 Enterprise 1709Manual
Windows 10 Home 1803N/A
Windows 10 Pro 1803Manual
Windows 10 Education 1803Manual
Windows 10 Enterprise 1803Manual
Display name:Application Management
Service name:AppMgmt
Service type:share
Error control:normal
Object:LocalSystem
Path:%SystemRoot%\system32\svchost.exe -k netsvcs -p
File:%SystemRoot%\System32\appmgmts.dll
Registry key:HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Services\AppMgmt
Privileges:
  • SeCreateGlobalPrivilege
  • SeImpersonatePrivilege
  • SeIncreaseQuotaPrivilege
  • SeShutdownPrivilege
  • SeTakeOwnershipPrivilege

Default Behavior

Application Management is a Win32 service. In Windows 10 it is starting only if the user, an application or another service starts it. When the Application Management service is started, it is running as LocalSystem in a shared process of svchost.exe along with other services. If Application Management fails to start, the failure details are being recorded into Event Log. Then Windows 10 will start up and notify the user that the AppMgmt service has failed to start due to the error.

Restore Default Startup Configuration for Application Management

1. Run the Command Prompt as an administrator.

2. Copy the command below, paste it into the command window and press ENTER:

sc config AppMgmt start= demand

3. Close the command window and restart the computer.

The AppMgmt service is using the appmgmts.dll file that is located in the %WinDir%\System32 folder. If the file is changed, damaged or deleted, you can restore its original version from Windows 10 installation media.