Winmgmt.exe uses more CPU resources than you expect

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If you click the Processes tab in Task Manager, Winmgmt.exe may report a higher number than you expect in the CPU column.


This issue may occur if your computer uses Windows Management Instrumentation (WMI), and verbose logging is turned on for WMI.


To resolve this issue, change the WMI logging level to "errors only". To do so, follow these steps:
  1. Click Start, click Run, type wmimgmt.msc, and then click OK.
  2. Right-click WMI Control (Local), and then click Properties.
  3. Click the Logging tab, and then click Errors only under Logging level.
  4. Click OK.


To track Winmgmt.exe activity, use the FileMon tool. For information about the FileMon tool, visit the following Sysinternals Web site:


Article ID: 830075 - Last Review: February 27, 2007 - Revision: 1.5
  • Microsoft Windows 2000 Advanced Server
  • Microsoft Windows 2000 Professional Edition
  • Microsoft Windows 2000 Server
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