6.0.5358.0 (WMP_11.060509-2009) 0.70%
12.0.9600.16384 (winblue_rtm.130821-1623) 37.32%
12.0.9600.16384 (winblue_rtm.130821-1623) 1.41%
12.0.9600.16384 (winblue_rtm.130821-1623) 59.15%
12.0.8102.0 (winmain_win8m3.110823-1455) 1.41%



‎‎Windows Media Player Network Sharing Service by Microsoft

Remove WMPNetwk.exe


There are 5 versions of wmpnetwk.exe in the wild, the latest version being 6.0.5358.0 (WMP_11.060509-2009). It is started as a Windows Service called 'Windows Media Player-Netzwerkfreigabedienst' with the name 'WMPNetworkSvc' and described as “Gibt Windows Media Player-Bibliotheken mithilfe des universellen Plug & Play für andere Players und Mediengeräte auf dem Netzwerk frei”. . The average file size is about 1.14 MB. Some variations of the file have been seen to be installed with the program Windows Media Player 11 from Microsoft Corporation. During the process's lifecycle, the typical CPU resource utilization is about 0.0011% including both foreground and background operations, the average private memory consumption is about 6.1 MB with the maximum memory reaching around 12.38 MB. Addionally, typically read and write I/O disk operations is about 656 Bytes per minute for reads and 3 Bytes per minute for writes.


File name:wmpnetwk.exe
Publisher:Microsoft Corporation
Product name:‎‎Windows Media Player Network Sharing Service
Description:Microsoft® Windows® Operating System
Typical file path:C:\Program Files\windows media player\wmpnetwk.exe
Windows Service
Service name:WMPNetworkSvc
Display name:Windows Media Player-Netzwerkfreigabedienst
Description:“Gibt Windows Media Player-Bibliotheken mithilfe des universellen Plug & Play für andere Players und Mediengeräte auf dem Netzwerk frei”

ResourcesPrograms installed in

(Note, the programs listed below are for all versions of ‎‎Windows Media Player Network Sharing Service.)
Microsoft Corporation
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Windows Media Player 11 was included with Vista with no updates, final release on XP. Windows Media Player is a media player and media library application developed by Microsoft that is used for play...


(Note, the behaviors below are for all versions of wmpnetwk.exe, select a unique version for details.)
Runs under 'SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Services' by the Service Controller (services.exe)
  • 'WMPNetworkSvc' (Windows Media Player-Netzwerkfreigabedienst)
  • WMPNetworkSvc

VersionsAll file variations of wmpnetwk.exe

MD5SHA-1File size
70d74f66322c0da93677b3c9aecc37d5 c43d3e9c04d802f3e33ad3e96c0cd45634c7f400 804.5 KB
9ce95e2a32023ce9d9b38ee2295688a9 157416ad31d4d9482e1ca38959a99e0d267ea606 1.34 MB
c20b31d8fcc9d4701a25b84ee82ec502 e485343868e00ec08bb3526ad444c4998bafb67b 1.07 MB
a8775e27277eb516e3d2ddd87cd34dad 8d4ad6f7444b99188fe53d173439b2d64ff23f35 1.34 MB
a70db89081a65a10a0f272c607a80065 879af8fde49241cb7387a3d8c897fd827c3c996b 1.19 MB

Windows OS versionsDistribution by Windows OS

OS versiondistribution
Windows 8.1 52.14%
Windows 8.1 Pro 25.71%
Windows 8.1 Single Language 11.43%
Windows 8.1 Pro with Media Center 5.00%
Windows 8.1 Enterprise 2.86%
Windows Developer Preview 1.43%
Windows 8.1 Enterprise Evaluation 0.71%
Microsoft Windows XP 0.71%

Distribution by countryDistribution by country

United States installs about 41.43% of ‎‎Windows Media Player Network Sharing Service.

OEM distributionDistribution by PC manufacturer

PC Manufacturerdistribution
ASUS 23.33%
Lenovo 20.00%
Dell 14.44%
Hewlett-Packard 12.22%
Acer 12.22%
Toshiba 7.78%
Sony 3.33%
Alienware 1.67%
Samsung 1.67%
Medion 1.11%
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