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What is nidmsrv.exe?

Part of NIDMSRV by National Instruments

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How does nidmsrv.exe run?

Service - nidmsrv.exe runs as a background Windows service called 'NIDomainService' (NI Domain Service). This service runs as the SYSTEM account with extensive privileges on the local computer, and acts as the computer on the network. NI Domain 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 0.4% of all Boost users have the nidmsrv.exe process running.Of the 0.4% of nidmsrv.exe users, 11.1% have disabled it.
How resource intensive is nidmsrv.exe?
Comparison based on the average resource utilization across all programs.
     0.00000098% CPU9.8%
Average CPU utilization across all programs is 0.00001%.
          3.84 MB RAM17.8%
Average private memory utilization across all programs is 21.53 MB.
     6 context switches/sec6.0%
Average context switches for all programs is 100 per second.
Typical file (disk image) location:
C:\Program Files\national instruments\shared\security\nidmsrv.exe

Are there other versions of NIDMSRV?

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 NIDMSRV.

What else is related?

What Windows OS versions does this run on?

Windows 8 Single Language (6.2.9200.0)
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File details

File name: nidmsrv.exe
Publisher: National Instruments Corporation (verified)
Description: nidmsrv
Version: 5.5.0f0
Size: 371.8 KB
Original file name: nidmsrv.exe

Digital certificate

Certificate authority: VeriSign
Effective date: 5/8/2007
Expiration date: 5/25/2010

Resource utilization

CPU utilization averages
Total CPU: 0.0000173159%
Privileged CPU: 0.0000163357%
User CPU: 0.00000098014492%
Privileged CPU time: 250 ms
Privileged CPU time /min: 0 ms
CPU cycle count: 448,678,860
Context switches /sec: 6
Memory utilization averages
Committed memory: 70.45 MB
Peak committed memory: 72.97 MB
Paged memory: 3.84 MB
Peak paged memory: 3.95 MB
Paged system memory: 105.39 KB
Non-paged system memory: 21.39 KB
Working set memory: 7.16 MB
Peak working set memory: 8.2 MB
Min working set memory: 7.14 MB
Private memory: 3.84 MB
Page faults: 2,343
Page faults /min: 0
Process I/O averages
Total read operations: 19
Total read transfer: 663 Bytes
Total write operations: 1
Total write transfer: 103 Bytes
Total other operations: 24,564
Total other transfer: 381.68 KB
Handle count average: 187
Thread count average: 15
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\National Instruments\Shared\Security\nidmsrv.exe"

Service details

Name: National Instruments Domain Service
Service name: NIDomainService
Service type: Win32OwnProcess
Description: “Provides a domain server for NI security.”

Network connectivity

UDP: LISTENING on port 6000
TCP: localhost on port 49169

Image hashes

MD5: 3b712766dea950aca65789b460aa1899
SHA-1: 3ab7dd649b9074a293f9a9c96c3fa87b21e9e55e

PE image details

Subsystem: Windows GUI
Langauge*: Microsoft Visual C++ 9.0
File packed: No
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