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%



Windows Media Player Network Sharing Service Configuration Application by Microsoft

Remove wmpnscfg.exe
This is a Windows system installed file with Windows File Protection (WFP) enabled.


wmpnscfg.exe has 20 known versions, the most recent one is 12.0.9600.16384 (winblue_rtm.130821-1623). wmpnscfg.exe is run as a standard windows process with the logged in user's account privileges. By adding a startup entry to the run registry key, the file will be executed when the user logs into Windows. The average file size is about 112.83 KB. The programs Windows Media Player 11, AcidWax and PlasmaVis have been observed as installing specific variations of wmpnscfg.exe. During the process's lifecycle, the typical CPU resource utilization is about 0.0006% including both foreground and background operations, the average private memory consumption is about 2.04 MB with the maximum memory reaching around 4.9 MB. Addionally, typically read and write I/O disk operations is about 62 Bytes per minute for reads and 7 Bytes per minute for writes.

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


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

ResourcesPrograms installed in

(Note, the programs listed below are for all versions of Windows Media Player Network Sharing Service Configuration Application.)
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(Note, the behaviors below are for all versions of wmpnscfg.exe, select a unique version for details.)
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

VersionsAll file variations of wmpnscfg.exe

MD5SHA-1File size
992db8a0ba189c4e3cec1239cd9ef663 7c0b1568a96498b4a28accc448aa2f18f141703e 67 KB
904571cada862df2758cf2d6d9a2cbd7 b847e5db1a35a8ed8c5cb7ad2444085c3d09848f 58 KB
e1fa3d0028f9e1609148c7a0ab037859 02f85f70ecd8871ee2d371c32958f3e5ca72506c 67 KB
d901cb627b805b34e0251f6ffc7b0693 6f5503fb7be501dc64408411dd62c21f86038189 58 KB
25d3a19a8930cac7ae6f7614bcb693c5 3b6d3631ff2181ff21aa4bb80b0bd544e61f6d67 57.5 KB
4705ad05486da7d4c362d5785a39cb4e 8585576a462fce3c8d3b715d38c07ccebb0762d1 66.5 KB
378a6ac4f7c21e8a980e4ed5b490234c 386f078fd5475e98109ff5a23a630e182fe6f94a 66.5 KB
8146820a40bd7ac4a01001a0d484740a 5386f1e6d243a16ebfff80f93bd088b44957c502 57.5 KB
93db351c1abcf800bd85fcc6f611b4f2 265c5a5b0ab6fb6ffbdddc5a4420af3fd9f489f2 57 KB
dfb949d2b2c8e97af7cd44f1d7fa9f06 bf548caa572382da5be303bfa8e6a4aaee3e30e1 60 KB
53683a331f8a1bb20add0330f1de6388 c765ac6c19f0e4afcc8b96c7bafb95fa2b161cd3 63.5 KB
6699a112a3bdc9b52338512894eba9d6 57f5b40476bc6e501fbd7cf2e075b05c0337b2c1 69 KB
a3ae9d6dcb7df4be2fce56262f3329c4 c3491c3d349bc14c32647b96cf5be1da269f9e5f 83 KB
35937ead711207544e219c2a19a78a7d d1e77bee2b86f4fc9e144cfe5deb84c918e2f15b 197.5 KB
20ef9002cff89c4c1077e4415ec7297b 1c1c5601e419b1ef421d1195c1483671a6cc7f46 197 KB
b6a7e7f43234bfa6a8e6cc4110cb9448 731df981bec67fe720ade97b861c7d8446c36cad 233.5 KB
b4426bea42bc1a0cf13044be2626a822 9001230be1fff0fbe1c702d266f7564e1dc5d26b 199.5 KB
14db70355d4ef45e35863cfad91f2fa9 00bf3c39b34e6476cd03eb9f8af9753a4a27ff76 199.5 KB
7eaed08ccca4ddde61a388c82598cfa9 b31c36890a2771e22de6163d5a08e52ebd9f4f91 199.5 KB
5011a24aecf4d573473bdc15ee84c178 4c14c5b6cd5fd7fd2e368594a0e1e96fb126f466 199.5 KB

Windows OS versionsDistribution by Windows OS

OS versiondistribution
Windows 7 Home Premium 33.00%
Windows 7 Ultimate 18.75%
Windows 8.1 12.50%
Windows 8 6.50%
Windows 7 Professional 6.00%
Windows 8.1 Pro 5.75%
Windows 8 Pro 4.00%
Windows 8.1 Single Language 2.00%
Windows 8 Single Language 2.00%
Windows Vista Home Premium 1.75%
Windows 8.1 Pro with Media Center 1.50%
Windows 7 Home Basic 1.25%
Windows 8 Enterprise 0.75%
Windows 8.1 Pro Preview 0.75%
Windows 7 Starter 0.50%
Windows 8.1 Enterprise 0.50%
Windows 8 Pro with Media Center 0.50%
Windows Seven Black Edition 0.25%
Windows 8.1 Enterprise Evaluation 0.25%
Windows 8 Enterprise N 0.25%
Microsoft Windows XP 0.25%
25 other Windows OS version

Distribution by countryDistribution by country

United States installs about 42.17% of Windows Media Player Network Sharing Service Configuration Application.

OEM distributionDistribution by PC manufacturer

PC Manufacturerdistribution
Dell 20.19%
ASUS 17.57%
Hewlett-Packard 15.33%
Acer 11.40%
Toshiba 10.09%
Lenovo 8.97%
Sony 5.61%
Intel 2.62%
Samsung 1.68%
Medion 1.12%
Alienware 0.93%
Gateway 0.37%
MSI 0.37%
NEC 0.37%
American Megatrends 0.37%
Compaq 0.37%
Sahara 0.19%
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