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VersionsAdditional versions

12.0.9600.16384 (winblue_rtm.130821-1623) 4.79%
12.0.9600.16384 (winblue_rtm.130821-1623) 0.11%
12.0.9431.0 (winmain_bluemp.130615-1214) 0.27%
12.0.9431.0 (winmain_bluemp.130615-1214) 0.05%
12.0.9200.16384 (win8_rtm.120725-1247) 2.64%
12.0.9200.16384 (win8_rtm.120725-1247) 15.18%
12.0.8400.0 (winmain_win8rc.120518-1423) 0.11%
12.0.8400.0 (winmain_win8rc.120518-1423) 0.11%
12.0.8250.0 (winmain_win8beta.120217-1520) 0.05%
12.0.8102.0 (winmain_win8m3.110823-1455) 0.11%
12.0.7600.16385 (win7_rtm.090713-1255) 21.85%
12.0.7600.16385 (win7_rtm.090713-1255) 44.51%
12.0.7600.16385 (win7_rtm.090713-1255) 0.05%
11.0.6000.6324 (vista_rtm.061101-2205) 8.67%
11.0.6000.6324 (vista_rtm.061101-2205) 0.27%
11.0.6000.6324 (vista_rtm.061101-2205) 0.54%
11.0.5721.5262 (WMP_11.090130-1421) 0.22%
11.0.5721.5262 (WMP_11.090130-1421) 0.05%
11.0.5721.5145 (WMP_11.061018-2006) 0.38%
11.0.5721.5145 (WMP_11.061018-2006) 0.05%


PE structurePE file structure

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Import table
TraceMessage, GetTraceEnableFlags, GetTraceEnableLevel, GetTraceLoggerHandle, RegisterTraceGuidsW, UnregisterTraceGuids, RegCloseKey, RegCreateKeyExW, RegQueryValueExW, RegSetValueExW, RegDeleteKeyW, RegDeleteValueW, RegOpenKeyExW, RegQueryInfoKeyW, RegEnumKeyExW, GetAclInformation, GetAce, SetSecurityInfo, InitializeAcl, AddAce, CopySid, IsValidSid, GetLengthSid, EqualSid, ConvertStringSidToSidW, LookupAccountNameW, ConvertSidToStringSidW, GetSecurityInfo
GetObjectW, CreateSolidBrush, GetDeviceCaps, BitBlt, CreateCompatibleDC, CreateCompatibleBitmap, SelectObject, DeleteObject, DeleteDC, GetStockObject
GdiplusShutdown, GdipCloneImage, GdipDrawImageRectI, GdipSetSmoothingMode, GdipSetInterpolationMode, GdipGetImageGraphicsContext, GdipCreateHICONFromBitmap, GdipCreateBitmapFromScan0, GdipCreateBitmapFromStreamICM, GdipCreateBitmapFromStream, GdipSetPropertyItem, GdipGetAllPropertyItems, GdipGetPropertySize, GdipGetImageHeight, GdipGetImageWidth, GdipDisposeImage, GdipDeleteGraphics, GdipAlloc, GdipFree, GdiplusStartup
GlobalAlloc, WaitForMultipleObjects, CreateEventW, lstrcmpW, MulDiv, SetLastError, GetVersionExW, GlobalLock, lstrcpynW, CompareStringW, Sleep, GetProcAddress, InterlockedCompareExchange, LoadLibraryA, GlobalUnlock, FormatMessageW, CreateThread, LocalFree, OpenEventW, GetModuleFileNameW, GetModuleHandleW, LoadLibraryExW, MultiByteToWideChar, lstrcpynA, FreeLibrary, EnterCriticalSection, LeaveCriticalSection, InitializeCriticalSection, DeleteCriticalSection, SizeofResource, LockResource, LoadResource, SetUnhandledExceptionFilter, UnhandledExceptionFilter, TerminateProcess, GetSystemTimeAsFileTime, GetCurrentProcessId, GetTickCount, QueryPerformanceCounter, GetModuleHandleA, RtlUnwind, OutputDebugStringA, GetStartupInfoW, VirtualAlloc, VirtualFree, GetVersion, InterlockedExchange, GetProcessHeap, HeapSize, HeapReAlloc, HeapFree, HeapAlloc, HeapDestroy, GetVersionExA, DelayLoadFailureHook, FindResourceW, FindResourceExW, CloseHandle, lstrlenW, FlushInstructionCache, GetCurrentProcess, GetCurrentThreadId, GetLastError, InterlockedIncrement, InterlockedDecrement, lstrcmpiW, WaitForSingleObject, RaiseException, SetEvent, RegisterApplicationRestart, HeapSetInformation, LoadLibraryW
NetApiBufferFree, NetGetJoinInformation
StringFromIID, CLSIDFromString, CLSIDFromProgID, CoGetClassObject, OleLockRunning, StringFromGUID2, OleUninitialize, OleInitialize, CreateStreamOnHGlobal, CoInitializeEx, CoUninitialize, CoTaskMemFree, CoCreateInstance, CoTaskMemRealloc, CoTaskMemAlloc
DestroyAcceleratorTable, SetFocus, GetFocus, IsWindow, CreatePopupMenu, TrackPopupMenuEx, AppendMenuW, GetMenuItemCount, RemoveMenu, GetMenuItemInfoW, LoadStringA, MessageBeep, PtInRect, CreateAcceleratorTableW, GetSystemMetrics, SetForegroundWindow, GetCursorPos, GetWindowLongW, ShowWindow, SetWindowPos, GetDlgItem, MapWindowPoints, GetClientRect, SystemParametersInfoW, GetWindowRect, GetWindow, GetParent, DispatchMessageW, EndPaint, GetDesktopWindow, PeekMessageW, CharNextW, DestroyWindow, CreateWindowExW, RegisterClassExW, LoadImageW, wsprintfW, LoadCursorW, IsChild, GetClassInfoExW, LoadAcceleratorsW, LoadMenuW, LoadStringW, PostMessageW, SetTimer, KillTimer, RegisterWindowMessageW, EnableMenuItem, SetMenuDefaultItem, DestroyMenu, GetMonitorInfoW, MonitorFromPoint, SendMessageW, TrackPopupMenu, GetSubMenu, DefWindowProcW, SetWindowTextW, GetWindowTextW, CallWindowProcW, FillRect, ReleaseCapture, GetMessageW, BeginPaint, TranslateMessage, GetClassNameW, GetWindowTextLengthW, PostQuitMessage, GetSysColor, MoveWindow, ClientToScreen, ScreenToClient, GetDC, ReleaseDC, InvalidateRect, InvalidateRgn, RedrawWindow, SetCapture, UnregisterClassA, SetWindowLongW


Windows Media Player Network Sharing Service Configuration Application by Microsoft

Remove wmpnscfg.exe
Version:   11.0.5721.5145 (WMP_11.061018-2006)
MD5:   5011a24aecf4d573473bdc15ee84c178
SHA1:   4c14c5b6cd5fd7fd2e368594a0e1e96fb126f466
SHA256:   cc277f1704536d3d7321c55f1c27561a74b1b1be292a07dec89ae1bda6bab1c4
This is a Windows system installed file with Windows File Protection (WFP) enabled.

What is wmpnscfg.exe?

This service allows Media Player to share media with other computers on the network.

About wmpnscfg.exe (from Microsoft)

By sharing your media, you can do all of these things on your private network. (Media sharing does not allow you to share files outside of your network, however. For example, you cannot use media shar


wmpnscfg.exe executes as a process with the local user's privileges. It is set to be run when the PC boots and the user logs into Windows (added to the Run registry key for the current user). This is typically installed with the program Lecteur Windows Media 11 published by Microsoft Corporation. and is compiled as a 32 bit program.


File name:wmpnscfg.exe
Publisher:Microsoft Corporation
Product name:Windows Media Player Network Sharing Service Configuration Application
Description:Microsoft® Windows® Operating System
Typical file path:C:\Program Files\windows media player\wmpnscfg.exe
Original name:WMPNSCFG.EXE.MUI
File version:11.0.5721.5145 (WMP_11.061018-2006)
Product version:11.0.5721.5145
Size:199.5 KB (204,288 bytes)
Digital DNA
PE subsystem:Windows GUI
File packed:No
Code language:Microsoft Visual C++
More details


The following program will install this file
Microsoft Corporation
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Scheduled tasks
  • The task 'UpdateLibrary' in the path '\Microsoft\Windows\Windows Media Sharing\UpdateLibrary'
  • Entry path '\Microsoft\Windows\Windows Media Sharing\UpdateLibrary'
Startup files (user) run
Runs under the registry key 'HKEY_CURRENT_USER\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run'
  • 'WMPNSCFG' → C:\Program Files\Windows Media Player\WMPNSCFG.exe

ResourcesResource utilization

(Note: statistics below are averages based on a minimum sample size of 200 unique participants)
Total CPU:0.00646137%
Kernel CPU:0.00539023%
User CPU:0.00107114%
Kernel CPU time:15,625 ms/min
Private memory:1.08 MB
21.59 MB
Private (maximum):3.56 MB
Private (minimum):120 KB
Non-paged memory:1.08 MB
21.59 MB
Virtual memory:26.92 MB
140.96 MB
Virtual memory (peak):27.67 MB
169.69 MB
Working set:156 KB
18.61 MB
Working set (peak):3.56 MB
37.95 MB
Resource allocations
GUI GDI count:27
GUI USER count:7

BehaviorsProcess properties

Integrety level:Undefined
Command line:"C:\Program Files\windows media player\wmpnscfg.exe"
Parent process:explorer.exe (by Microsoft)

Windows OS versionsDistribution by Windows OS

OS versiondistribution
Windows 7 Home Premium 29.50%
Windows 8.1 18.50%
Windows 7 Ultimate 15.50%
Windows 8.1 Pro 8.00%
Windows 7 Professional 5.50%
Windows 8 4.50%
Windows 8.1 Single Language 3.50%
Windows 8 Single Language 3.00%
Windows 8 Pro 3.00%
Windows 8.1 Pro with Media Center 2.50%
Windows Vista Home Premium 2.00%
Windows 7 Home Basic 1.50%
Windows Seven Black Edition 0.50%
Windows 8.1 Enterprise Evaluation 0.50%
Windows 8 Enterprise 0.50%
Windows 8 Enterprise N 0.50%
Windows 7 Starter 0.50%
Windows 8.1 Enterprise 0.50%

Distribution by countryDistribution by country

United States installs about 45.23% of Windows Media Player Network Sharing Service Configuration Application.

OEM distributionDistribution by PC manufacturer

PC Manufacturerdistribution
Dell 19.12%
ASUS 18.33%
Hewlett-Packard 17.53%
Acer 11.95%
Toshiba 11.16%
Lenovo 9.56%
Sony 4.78%
Samsung 1.59%
Intel 1.59%
Alienware 1.20%
Medion 0.80%
Sahara 0.40%
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