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What is fnplicensingservice.exe?

Part of FLEXnet Publisher (32 bit) by Flexera Software

What is it?

FlexNet Publisher (formerly known as FLEXlm) is a common software license manager from Flexera Software which implements license management and is intended to be used in corporate environments to provide floating licenses to multiple end users of computer software.
Description of fnplicensingservice.exe from Flexera Software
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How does fnplicensingservice.exe run?

Service - fnplicensingservice.exe runs as a background Windows service called 'FLEXnet Licensing Service' (FLEXnet Licensing Service). This service runs as the SYSTEM account with extensive privileges on the local computer, and acts as the computer on the network. FLEXnet Licensing Service runs as a program that can be started by the Service Controller and that obeys the service control protocol. This type of service runs in a process by itself.


What is the community is seeing?What is the community is doing?
About 0.1% of all Boost users have the fnplicensingservice.exe process running.Of the 0.1% of fnplicensingservice.exe users, 41.0% have disabled it.
How resource intensive is fnplicensingservice.exe?
Comparison based on the average resource utilization across all programs.
0.00006% CPU570.0%
Average CPU utilization across all programs is 0.00001%.
     1.45 MB RAM6.7%
Average private memory utilization across all programs is 21.53 MB.
Typical file (disk image) location:
C:\Program Files\common files\macrovision shared\flexnet publisher\fnplicensingservice.exe

Are there other versions of FLEXnet Publisher (32 bit)?

What else is related?

What Windows OS versions does this run on?

Microsoft Windows XP (5.1.2600.196608)
Windows 7 Professional (6.1.7601.65536)
Windows 7 Ultimate (6.1.7601.65536)
Windows 7 Home Premium (6.1.7601.65536)
Windows 7 Professional (6.1.7601.65536)
Windows 7 Ultimate (6.1.7601.65536)
Windows 8 Pro (6.2.9200.0)

About Flexera Software, Inc.

Flexera Software is a software publisher formerly known as Acresso Software. Among their products are the FlexNet Publisher license manager and the InstallAnywh More...
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File details

File name: fnplicensingservice.exe
Publisher: Flexera Software, Inc. (verified)
Name: FLEXnet Publisher (32 bit)
Description: Activation Licensing Service
Version: build 87342
Size: 1020.33 KB
Original file name: FNPLicensingService.exe

Digital certificate

Issued to: Flexera Software
Certificate authority: VeriSign

Resource utilization

CPU utilization averages
Total CPU: 0.0003304047%
Privileged CPU: 0.0002734028%
User CPU: 0.00005700182775%
Privileged CPU time: 179.4 ms
Privileged CPU time /min: 0 ms
CPU cycle count: 785,505,636
Memory utilization averages
Committed memory: 29.6 MB
Peak committed memory: 30.72 MB
Paged memory: 1.45 MB
Peak paged memory: 1.48 MB
Paged system memory: 45.28 KB
Non-paged system memory: 6.08 KB
Working set memory: 3.94 MB
Peak working set memory: 4.02 MB
Min working set memory: 3.94 MB
Private memory: 1.45 MB
Page faults: 1,108
Page faults /min: 0
Process I/O averages
Total read operations: 3,610
Total read transfer: 1.71 MB
Total write operations: 336
Total write transfer: 62.57 KB
Total other operations: 745
Total other transfer: 17.13 KB
Handle count average: 66
Thread count average: 6
Thread resource averages

Process details

Runs as (owner): System
Integrety level: System
Windows platform: 32-bit
Runs as a service: Yes
Parent Processes
Process Commands
"C:\Program Files\Common Files\Macrovision Shared\FLEXnet Publisher\FNPLicensingService.exe"
"C:\Program Files\Common Files\Macrovision Shared\FLEXnet Publisher\FNPLicensingService.exe"

Service details

Name: FLEXnet Licensing Service
Service type: Win32OwnProcess
Description: “This service performs licensing functions on behalf of FLEXnet enabled products.”

Image hashes

MD5: 73081cf28f0ae20a52ca4f67cee6e6b0
SHA-1: 4e637370e4ca244ab51841a69762b986dcdc22d1
SHA-256: 806c769f3638d25ff1892c7223e7250aa3b9f627df3ad83bc5ae1fef7016f86a

PE image details

File packed: No
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