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What is sohdms.exe?

Part of Sony Home Network Library by Sony

What is it?

VAIO Media plus Digital Media Server for the Sony Home Network Library is part of the VAIO Entertainment framework, software that enables the delivery and viewing of content (music, photos, videos and TV) among devices connected to a home network. The software is pre-installed with most VAIO PCs.
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How does sohdms.exe run?

Service - sohdms.exe runs as a background Windows service called 'SOHDms' (Sony Digital Media Server). This service runs as the SYSTEM account with extensive privileges on the local computer, and acts as the computer on the network. Sony Digital Media Server 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.

How does sohdms.exe start?

Scheduled task - sohdms.exe is launched automatically by registering itself into the Windows Task Scheduler under the task name 'SOHLib SOHDms' and is triggered by the Logon action. 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.
Scheduled tasks startup - sohdms.exe is launched automatically when a user logs into Windows by registering itself into the Windows Task Scheduler under the task name '\Sony Corporation\Sony Home Network Library\SOHLib SOHDms'. With Scheduled Tasks, any script, program, or document can be configured to run when a user logs into the PC. These tasks start every time that Windows is booted and runs in the background.


What is the community is seeing?What is the community is doing?
About 0.5% of all Boost users have the sohdms.exe process running.Of the 0.5% of sohdms.exe users, 10.0% have disabled it.
How stable is Sony Home Network Library?
Based on crash data discovered by Boost, stability is a measure of how sound this particular process and the average percent of times it crashes.
Typical program1.26%
How resource intensive is sohdms.exe?
Comparison based on the average resource utilization across all programs.
0.00136% CPU13603.2%
Average CPU utilization across all programs is 0.00001%.
          2.54 MB RAM11.8%
Average private memory utilization across all programs is 21.53 MB.
Typical file (disk image) location:
C:\Program Files\common files\sony shared\sohlib\sohdms.exe

Are there other versions of Sony Home Network Library?

What modules are loaded?

A module is a dynamic link library (DLL) or an executable file that is loaded into the process. Below is a list of non-system modules that are loaded by Sony Home Network Library.

What else is related?

Sony Home Network Library Stability

sohdms.exe crashes or has encountered a critical error 0.8900% of the time.
Error: Dej de funcionar (APPCRASH)
Occurred: over 6 months ago

What Windows OS versions does this run on?

Windows 8 Enterprise (6.2.9200.0)
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File details

File name: sohdms.exe
Publisher: Sony Corporation (verified)
Name: Sony Home Network Library
Description: VAIO Media plus Digital Media Server
Size: 483.64 KB
Original file name: SOHDms.exe

Digital certificate

Issued to: Sony Corporation
Certificate authority: VeriSign

Resource utilization

CPU utilization averages
Total CPU: 0.0026386905%
Privileged CPU: 0.0012783718%
User CPU: 0.00136031868844%
Privileged CPU time: 234 ms
Privileged CPU time /min: 0 ms
CPU cycle count: 1,576,676,618
Memory utilization averages
Committed memory: 72.57 MB
Peak committed memory: 77.66 MB
Paged memory: 2.54 MB
Peak paged memory: 2.83 MB
Paged system memory: 121.66 KB
Non-paged system memory: 15.06 KB
Working set memory: 8.68 MB
Peak working set memory: 8.88 MB
Min working set memory: 8.32 MB
Private memory: 2.54 MB
Process I/O averages
Total read operations: 631
Total read transfer: 42.56 KB
Total write operations: 2
Total write transfer: 6.25 KB
Total other operations: 3,258
Total other transfer: 6.34 KB
Handle count average: 155
Thread count average: 7
Thread resource averages

Process details

Runs as (owner): System
Integrety level: System
Windows platform: 64-bit
Runs as a service: Yes
Parent Process
Process Command
"C:\Program Files\Common Files\Sony Shared\SOHLib\SOHDms.exe"

Service details

Name: Sony Digital Media Server
Service name: SOHDms
Service type: Win32OwnProcess

Scheduled task details

Name: SOHLib SOHDms
Command: \Sony Corporation\Sony Home Network Library\SOHLib SOHDms

Scheduled tasks startup details

Name: \Sony Corporation\Sony Home Network Library\SOHLib SOHDms

Image hashes

MD5: 3c1865d8e8c2dd9adb29b1a21a8b1972
SHA-1: a7c47e7ecfed845173ae8836670b5863528e5ce5

PE image details

File packed: No
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