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What is groove.exe?

Part of Microsoft Office 2010 by Microsoft

What is it?

Microsoft SharePoint Workspace, previously known as Microsoft Office Groove, is a desktop application designed for document collaboration in teams with members who are regularly off-line or who do not share the same network security clearance.
Description of groove.exe from Microsoft
Spend less time coordinating with each other and more time working on the project at hand. Groove Virtual Office is software that allows your team to work together as if you were all in the same physical location. Groove Virtual Office is software that allows your team to work together as if you were all in the same physical location. Teams of people at organizations of all sizes and types are using Groove Virtual Office to speed the way they get work done from simple file sharing, to formal and informal projects, to larger-scale business processes.
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How does groove.exe run?

Service - groove.exe runs as a background Windows service called 'SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Services\Microsoft SharePoint Workspace Audit Service' (Microsoft SharePoint Workspace Audit Service).

How does groove.exe start?

User start menu folder - The shortcut file groove.lnk is loaded in the user's Startup folder (%AppData%\Microsoft\Windows\Start Menu\Programs\Startup\) that points to the executable groove.exe. The startup folder contains programs that automatically start when Windows starts for the logged in user.

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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 groove.exe process running.Of the 0.1% of groove.exe users, 13.0% have disabled it.
How resource intensive is groove.exe?
Comparison based on the average resource utilization across all programs.
0.00209% CPU20909.5%
Average CPU utilization across all programs is 0.00001%.
22.52 MB RAM104.6%
Average private memory utilization across all programs is 21.53 MB.
 10 /min0.4%
Average I/O read and write operations for all programs is 2,253 per minute.
171 GDI objects114.0%
Average number of GUI GDI and USER objects for all programs is 150.
Typical file (disk image) location:
C:\Program Files\microsoft office\office14\groove.exe

Are there other versions of Microsoft Office 2010?

Why are multiple of the same versions listed?

What programs install groove.exe?

Microsoft Office Professional Plus 2010 by Microsoft Corporation - The main features of Office 2010 include the backstage file menu, new collaboration tools, a customizable ribbon, protected view and a navigation panel. Microsoft Office is an office suite of desktop applications, server
Program URL: office.microsoft.com/en-us/professional/
Program help URL: wwwin.cisco.com/it/services/support_numbers.shtml
Install path: C:\Program Files\Microsoft Office
Size: 1013.46 KB
Microsoft Project Professional 2010 by Microsoft Corporation
Program help URL: emeait/
Install path: C:\Program Files\Microsoft Office\
Microsoft Visio Premium 2010 by Microsoft Corporation
Program help URL: emeait/
Install path: C:\Program Files\Microsoft Office\
Microsoft SharePoint Designer 2010 by Microsoft Corporation
Install path: C:\Program Files\Microsoft Office\
Microsoft Office Groove MUI (English) 2010 by Microsoft Corporation - Microsoft Office Groove is a desktop application designed for document collaboration in teams with members who are regularly off-line or who do not share the same network security clearance. It is also used as a staging
Program URL: office.microsoft.com/en-us/groove
Install path: C:\Program Files\Microsoft Office\
Microsoft Office Professionnel Plus 2010 by Microsoft Corporation
Program URL: office.microsoft.com/en-us/professional/
Install path: C:\Program Files\Microsoft Office
Microsoft Office Groove MUI (French) 2010 by Microsoft Corporation - Microsoft Office Groove (French language version) is a desktop application designed for document collaboration in teams with members who are regularly off-line or who do not share the same network security clearance. It
Program URL: office.microsoft.com/en-us/groove
Install path: C:\Program Files\Microsoft Office\
Microsoft Visio Professional 2010 by Microsoft Corporation
Install path: C:\Program Files\Microsoft Office\
Size: 1.06 MB
Microsoft Office IME (Japanese) 2010 by Microsoft Corporation - Microsoft Office 2010 includes extended file format support, user interface updates, and a changed user experience. Office 2010 marks the debut of free online versions of Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and OneNote, which wor
Program URL: office.microsoft.com
Install path: C:\Program Files\Microsoft Office\
Microsoft Office Groove MUI (Japanese) 2010 by Microsoft Corporation - Microsoft Office Groove (Japanese language version) is a desktop application designed for document collaboration in teams with members who are regularly off-line or who do not share the same network security clearance. I
Program URL: office.microsoft.com/en-us/groove
Install path: C:\Program Files\Microsoft Office\
Microsoft Office Groove MUI (Spanish) 2010 by Microsoft Corporation - Microsoft Office Groove (Spanish language version) is a desktop application designed for document collaboration in teams with members who are regularly off-line or who do not share the same network security clearance. It
Program URL: office.microsoft.com/en-us/groove
Install path: C:\Program Files\Microsoft Office\
Microsoft Office Home and Business 2010 by Microsoft Corporation
Program URL: office.microsoft.com
Install path: C:\Program Files\Microsoft Office
Microsoft Office Single Image 2010 by Microsoft Corporation
Program URL: www.microsoft.com/
Install path: C:\Program Files\Microsoft Office\
Microsoft Office Professional 2010 by Microsoft Corporation
Program URL: office.microsoft.com/en-us/professional/
Install path: C:\Program Files\Microsoft Office
Size: 145.12 MB
Microsoft Office Home and Student 2010 by Microsoft Corporation - Microsoft Office Home and Student 2010 is an office suite of desktop applications, servers and services. The Home and Student only contain Word, Excel, PowerPoint and OneNote. Office 2010 marks the debut of free online v
Program URL: office.microsoft.com
Install path: C:\Program Files\Microsoft Office
Microsoft Outlook 2010 by Microsoft Corporation
Install path: C:\Program Files\Microsoft Office

What else is related?

What Windows OS versions does this run on?

Microsoft Windows XP (5.1.2600.196608)
Windows Vista (TM) Business (6.0.6002.131072)
Windows Vista (TM) Home Premium (6.0.6002.131072)
Windows Vista (TM) Ultimate (6.0.6002.131072)
Windows Vista (TM) Home Premium (6.0.6002.131072)
Windows 7 Home Premium (6.1.7600.0)
Windows 7 Professional (6.1.7600.0)
Windows 7 Home Premium (6.1.7600.0)
Windows 7 Enterprise (6.1.7601.65536)
Windows 7 Home Basic (6.1.7601.65536)
Windows 7 Home Premium (6.1.7601.65536)
Windows 7 Professional (6.1.7601.65536)

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File details

File name: groove.exe
Publisher: Microsoft Corporation (verified)
Name: Microsoft Office 2010
Description: Microsoft SharePoint Workspace
Version: 14.0.6126.5003
Size: 29.36 MB
Original file name: Groove.exe

Digital certificate

Certificate authority: Microsoft Corporation
Effective date: 2/21/2011
Expiration date: 5/21/2012

Resource utilization

CPU utilization averages
Total CPU: 0.0037106658%
Privileged CPU: 0.0016197139%
User CPU: 0.00209095185529%
Privileged CPU time: 2553.22 ms
Privileged CPU time /min: 3 ms
CPU cycle count: 1,283,712,817
CPU cycle count /min: 48,507,944
Memory utilization averages
Committed memory: 305.25 MB
Peak committed memory: 322.36 MB
Paged memory: 22.52 MB
Peak paged memory: 23.12 MB
Paged system memory: 525.79 KB
Non-paged system memory: 50.33 KB
Working set memory: 33.79 MB
Peak working set memory: 49.65 MB
Min working set memory: 20.09 MB
Private memory: 22.52 MB
Page faults: 28,132
Page faults /min: 55
Process I/O averages
Total read operations: 4,717
Read operations /min: 4
Total read transfer: 20.07 MB
Read transfer /min: 12.82 KB
Total write operations: 3,928
Write operations /min: 6
Total write transfer: 9.47 MB
Write transfer /min: 13.68 KB
Total other operations: 31,996
Other operations /min: 51
Total other transfer: 1.33 MB
Other Transfer /min: 1.21 KB
GUI Object Averages
GDI objects: 171
Peak GDI objects: 192
USER objects: 79
Peak USER objects: 90
Resources
Handle count average: 762
Thread count average: 27
Thread resource averages
ntdll.dll

Process details

Runs as (owner): User
Integrety level: Undefined
Windows platform: 64-bit
Parent Processes
Child Processes
Process Commands
"C:\Program Files\Microsoft Office\Office14\GROOVE.EXE" /TrayOnly
C:\Program Files2\MICROS~2\Office14\GROOVE.EXE -Embedding

Service details

Name: Microsoft SharePoint Workspace Audit Service

User start menu folder details

Name: groove.exe

Network connectivity

TCP: blugro5relay.groove.microsoft.com on port 2492
TCP: blugro5relay.groove.microsoft.com on port 2492
TCP: blugro1relay.groove.microsoft.com on port 2492
UDP: LISTENING on port 52552
UDP: LISTENING on port 60924
UDP: LISTENING on port 58126
Windows Firewall allowed program: Yes

Image hashes

MD5: 7a7eca157a0747637512e8c02b8350ea
SHA-1: 3fcd516f237f01d30dda69436fdd4743b04947cf
SHA-256: 925ffdaa52255585242d97541bc7aae875d0d216c01a3c7109b61f302d1b2344

PE image details

Subsystem: Windows GUI
Langauge*: Microsoft Visual C++ 9.0
File entropy: 6.52819
File packed: No
Import Table
advapi32.dll
gdi32.dll
gdiplus.dll
imm32.dll
kernel32.dll
msimg32.dll
msvcp90.dll
msvcr90.dll
ole32.dll
sensapi.dll
shell32.dll
shlwapi.dll
user32.dll
uxtheme.dll
wtsapi32.dll
Export Table
groovechaincocreateinstance
groovechaingetglobalinterfaceptraddress
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