Filetonic logo


  • Properties:
  • System Process: Yes
  • Background Process: Yes
  • Application Process:Yes
  • Common Path:
    C:\ Windows\ system32\ wmiexe.exe
  • Uses Network:Yes
  • Uses Internet:No

In technical terms, the wmiexe.exe process executes the Windows Management Instrumentation (WMI), an infrastructure on Windows through which instrumented components provides management data and operations. It is part of Microsofts Web-Based Enterprise Management (WBEM) and an implementation of the Common Information Model (CIM) standards.

Programmers can use the wmiexe.exe file to write applications automating administrative tasks on remote computers and control in an enterprise environment. It also supplies management data to those parts of the operating system that needs Windows Remote Management (WinRM) or Microsoft Operations Manager (MOM) functions. Managers can use this file to query and set information on applications, desktop systems, networks, and other enterprise components. Similarly, developers can use it to create event monitoring applications alerting users when unexpected incidents happen.

In simple terms, the wmiexe.exe process automatically loads the appropriate drivers it needs to load a plug-and-play device plugged into the computer. It is that cursor that tends to stay for 20-30 seconds just after the startup of Windows has finished. After that, it stays in the background and seemed to have been loaded by the systray.exe file, the background task for taskbar volume control, battery meter, etc. The wmiexe.exe process cannot be

Users are given access to basic system information, performance information, event monitors, and application monitors by the wmiexe.exe file. If, for example, you want to find out how much space is left on your hard disk or if you need the detailed information of your motherboard, you could use the wmiexe.exe process to retrieve information from your computer.


This is a safe process. There is no necessity to remove this process from your system or change it in any way.