WMI Management Snapins

The WMI Management Snapins component includes the following two main functions:

  • System Properties snap-in
  • Service Dependencies Extension snap-in
  • The System Properties snap-in is a Windows Management Instrumentation (WMI) tool you can use to view and change system properties on a local or remote computer. The System Properties snap-in enables you to perform the following actions: Change the size of the virtual memory paging file, for example, on a computer that runs applications requiring a lot of memory
  • Restart a remote computer to apply setting changes or detect new hardware
  • View network identification, such as the computer name and domain information for computers on your network

The Service Dependencies Extension snap-in is a WMI tool that enables you to view service dependencies, such as the services that depend on a selected service and the services on which the selected service depends.

The WMI Management Snap-ns component provides the core architecture needed to connect to and configure the WMI service through a graphical user interface.

This component includes the following files and applications:

  • Cmprops.dll. Provides the functionality for Computer Management Properties snap-in.
  • Servdeps.dll. Provides the functionality for Services Dependencies Extension snap-in.
  • Mmfutil.dll. A dynamic-link library (DLL) used internally by the other DLLs in this list.

The Cmprops.dll and Servdeps.dll components call Mmfutil.dll for utilities required by both snap-ins.


There are no services for this component.

Associated Components

The WMI Management Snapins component can be loaded into an instance of Microsoft Management Console (MMC), providing the Properties pages for the Computer Management snap-in and the Dependencies pages of Services snap-in.

The following components are required to be installed:

  • Computer Management
  • Services and Applications


There are no configurable settings for this component.

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