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What is wmpnscfg.exe?

Part of Windows Media Player Network Sharing Service Configuration Application by Microsoft

What is it?

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

What if I disable Windows Media Player Network Sharing Service Configuration Application?

Disable if you don't share your Windows Media Player library with another computer or your Xbox.
Description of 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 sharing to download music from the Internet or to stream video on a website.) Media sharing is supported on wired and wireless private networks (such as those typically available in homes) but it is not supported on public networks (such as those available in coffee shops, airports, and libraries).
(wmpnscfg.exe is a system file that is installed with Windows)
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How does wmpnscfg.exe run?

Process - wmpnscfg.exe is an instance of a running program.

How does wmpnscfg.exe start?

Scheduled task - wmpnscfg.exe is launched automatically by registering itself into the Windows Task Scheduler under the task name '\Microsoft\Windows\Windows Media Sharing\UpdateLibrary'. Task Scheduler provides the ability to schedule the launch of programs or scripts at pre-defined times or after specified time intervals or even with event-based triggers.
Startup files (user) run - wmpnscfg.exe is registered with the run identifier 'WMPNSCFG' and the execution command 'C:\Program Files\Windows Media Player\WMPNSCFG.exe' in the Windows registry HKCU\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run. Run keys are startup registry keys that are used to launch an application automatically when a user logs into Windows.
Windows Media Player Network Sharing Service Configuration Application is loaded by:

Community

What is the community is seeing?What is the community is doing?
About 0.3% of all Boost users have the wmpnscfg.exe process running.Of the 0.3% of wmpnscfg.exe users, less than 1% have disabled it.
Typical file (disk image) location:
C:\Program Files\windows media player\wmpnscfg.exe

Are there other versions of Windows Media Player Network S...?

What else is related?

What Windows OS versions does this run on?

Microsoft Windows XP (5.1.2600.196608)
Microsoft Windows 7 Ultimate (6.1.7600.0)
Windows 7 Home Basic (6.1.7600.0)
Windows 7 Home Premium (6.1.7600.0)
Windows 7 Professional (6.1.7600.0)
Windows 7 Starter (6.1.7600.0)
Windows 7 Ultimate (6.1.7600.0)
Windows Seven Black Edition (6.1.7600.0)
Windows 7 Ultimate (6.1.7600.65536)
Windows 7 Enterprise (6.1.7601.65536)
Windows 7 Home Basic (6.1.7601.65536)
Windows 7 Home Premium (6.1.7601.65536)

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File details

File name: wmpnscfg.exe
Publisher: Microsoft Corporation (verified)
Name: Windows Media Player Network Sharing Service Configuration Application
Description: Microsoft® Windows® Operating System
Version: 12.0.7600.16385 (win7_rtm.090713-1255)
Product version: 12.0.7600.16385
Size: 63.5 KB
Original file name: WMPNSCFG.EXE.MUI
Windows file protection: Yes

Scheduled task details

Name: UpdateLibrary
Command: \Microsoft\Windows\Windows Media Sharing\UpdateLibrary

Startup files (user) run details

Name: WMPNSCFG
Command: C:\Program Files\Windows Media Player\WMPNSCFG.exe

Image hashes

MD5: 53683a331f8a1bb20add0330f1de6388
SHA-1: c765ac6c19f0e4afcc8b96c7bafb95fa2b161cd3
SHA-256: 5525766f740268ff5287f927cd784b885f5b8523374ac2858256e6757cded9f4

PE image details

Subsystem: Windows GUI
Langauge*: Microsoft Visual C++
File entropy: 5.84163
File packed: No
Import Table
advapi32.dll
gdi32.dll
gdiplus.dll
kernel32.dll
msvcrt.dll
netapi32.dll
ole32.dll
secur32.dll
shlwapi.dll
user32.dll
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