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What is vds.exe?

Part of Virtual Disk Service by Microsoft

What is it?

The Virtual Disk Service (VDS) manages a wide range of storage configurations, from single-disk desktops to external storage arrays. The service exposes an application programming interface (API).
Description of vds.exe from Microsoft
Virtual Disk Service is a Microsoft Windows service that performs query and configuration operations at the request of end users, scripts, and applications. The service extends the existing storage capabilities of Windows Server operating systems in the following ways: 1) Provides an API to the existing volume and disk management features in Windows. 2) Unifies volume management and hardware Redundant Array of Independent Disks (RAID) management under a single API.
(vds.exe is a system file that is installed with Windows)
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How does vds.exe run?

Service - vds.exe runs as a background Windows service called 'vds' (Disco virtual). This is a system service that is installed with the Windows operating system and protected with Window's File Protection. This service runs as the SYSTEM account with extensive privileges on the local computer, and acts as the computer on the network. Disco virtual 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.

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What is the community is seeing?What is the community is doing?
About 0.1% of all Boost users have the vds.exe process running.Of the 0.1% of vds.exe users, less than 1% have disabled it.
How resource intensive is vds.exe?
Comparison based on the average resource utilization across all programs.
0.00115% CPU11495.7%
Average CPU utilization across all programs is 0.00001%.
     1.93 MB RAM9.0%
Average private memory utilization across all programs is 21.53 MB.
     8 context switches/sec8.0%
Average context switches for all programs is 100 per second.
Typical file (disk image) location:
C:\Windows\System32\vds.exe

Are there other versions of Virtual Disk Service?

What else is related?

What Windows OS versions does this run on?

Windows 8.1 (6.2.9200.0)
Windows 8.1 Enterprise Evaluation (6.2.9200.0)
Windows 8.1 Pro (6.2.9200.0)
Windows 8.1 Pro with Media Center (6.2.9200.0)
Windows 8.1 Single Language (6.2.9200.0)

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File details

File name: vds.exe
Publisher: Microsoft Corporation (verified)
Name: Virtual Disk Service
Description: Microsoft® Windows® Operating System
Version: 6.3.9600.16384 (winblue_rtm.130821-1623)
Product version: 6.3.9600.16384
Size: 1.22 MB
Original file name: vds.exe
Windows file protection: Yes

Resource utilization

CPU utilization averages
Total CPU: 0.0035253354%
Privileged CPU: 0.0023757695%
User CPU: 0.00114956588922%
Privileged CPU time: 31.25 ms
Privileged CPU time /min: 0 ms
Context switches /sec: 8
Memory utilization averages
Committed memory: 48.39 MB
Peak committed memory: 49.41 MB
Paged memory: 1.93 MB
Peak paged memory: 1.96 MB
Paged system memory: 99.27 KB
Non-paged system memory: 16.11 KB
Working set memory: 580 KB
Peak working set memory: 7.39 MB
Min working set memory: 564 KB
Private memory: 1.93 MB
Page faults: 10,529
Page faults /min: 0
Resources
Handle count average: 169
Thread count average: 12

Process details

Runs as (owner): System
Integrety level: Undefined
Windows platform: 64-bit
Runs as a service: Yes
Process Command
C:\WINDOWS\System32\vds.exe

Service details

Name: Disco virtual
Service name: vds
Service type: Win32OwnProcess
Description: “Proporciona servicios de administración para discos, volúmenes, sistemas de archivos y matrices de almacenamiento.”

Image hashes

MD5: e3ef58d4123b5aa29c8e19825af84a5e
SHA-1: 0d208871321878ecb60ba221860111b358dd4dde

PE image details

Subsystem: Windows GUI
Langauge*: Microsoft Visual C++
File entropy: 6.26507
File packed: No
Import Table
api-ms-win-core-debug-l1-1-1.dll
api-ms-win-core-errorhandling-l1-1-1.dll
api-ms-win-core-file-l1-2-0.dll
api-ms-win-core-handle-l1-1-0.dll
api-ms-win-core-heap-l1-2-0.dll
api-ms-win-core-interlocked-l1-2-0.dll
api-ms-win-core-io-l1-1-1.dll
api-ms-win-core-libraryloader-l1-1-1.dll
api-ms-win-core-processenvironment-l1-2-0.dll
api-ms-win-core-processthreads-l1-1-1.dll
api-ms-win-core-profile-l1-1-0.dll
api-ms-win-core-registry-l1-1-0.dll
api-ms-win-core-string-l1-1-0.dll
api-ms-win-core-synch-l1-2-0.dll
api-ms-win-core-sysinfo-l1-2-0.dll
api-ms-win-security-base-l1-2-0.dll
api-ms-win-service-core-l1-1-1.dll
api-ms-win-service-management-l1-1-0.dll
api-ms-win-service-management-l2-1-0.dll
api-ms-win-service-winsvc-l1-2-0.dll
kernel32.dll
msvcrt.dll
ntdll.dll
osuninst.dll
setupapi.dll
user32.dll
vdsutil.dll
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