The Windows Media Player Network Sharing Service (WMPNetworkSvc) shares Windows Media Player libraries with other networked players and media devices by using the UPnP architecture.
This service is installed by default in all editions of Windows 7, and its startup type is Automatic on Windows 7 Home Premium and Windows 7 Professional. In all other editions of Windows 7, its startup type is Manual.
When the Windows Media Player Network Sharing Service is started in its default configuration, it logs on by using the Network Service account.
The Windows Media Player Network Sharing Service is dependent on the following system component: