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
Display name:Application Management
Service name:AppMgmt
Service type:share
Error control:normal
Object:LocalSystem
Path:%SystemRoot%\system32\svchost.exe -k netsvcs
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. Select your Windows 10 edition and release, and then click Download.

2. Save the Win10_AppMgmt_Service_Startup.cmd file to a local storage device.

3. Run the saved file as an administrator.

4. 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.