Application Management (AppMgmt) Service Defaults in Windows 7

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 7 Starter SP0N/A
Windows 7 Home Basic SP0N/A
Windows 7 Home Premium SP0N/A
Windows 7 ProfessionalManual
Windows 7 UltimateManual
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Windows 7 Starter SP1N/A
Windows 7 Home Basic SP1N/A
Windows 7 Home Premium SP1N/A
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Windows 7 Enterprise SP1Manual
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 7 it won't be started if the user doesn't start it. When the Application Management service is started, it is running as LocalSystem in a shared process of svchost.exe. Other system components, such as drivers and services, may run in the same process. If Application Management fails to start, Windows 7 attempts to write the failure details into Event Log. Then Windows 7 startup should proceed and the user should be notified that the AppMgmt service is not running because of 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 7 installation media.