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What is microsoft.activedirectory.webservices.exe?

Part of Microsoft (R) Windows (R) Operating System by Microsoft

(microsoft.activedirectory.webservices.exe is a system file that is installed with Windows)
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How does microsoft.activedirectory.webservices.exe run?

Service - microsoft.activedirectory.webservices.exe runs as a background Windows service called 'ADWS' (Active Directory Web Services). 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. Active Directory Web Services runs as a standard Windows service loaded by the Windows Service Controller (services.exe).


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About 0.4% of all Boost users have the microsoft.activedirectory.webservices.exe process running.Of the 0.4% of microsoft.activedirectory.webservices.exe users, less than 1% have disabled it.
How resource intensive is microsoft.activedirectory.webservices.exe?
Comparison based on the average resource utilization across all programs.
0.00062% CPU6220.9%
Average CPU utilization across all programs is 0.00001%.
29.02 MB RAM134.8%
Average private memory utilization across all programs is 21.53 MB.
 1 /min0.0%
Average I/O read and write operations for all programs is 2,253 per minute.
Typical file (disk image) location:

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What Windows OS versions does this run on?

Windows Server 2012 Standard Evaluation (6.2.9200.0)

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File details

File name: microsoft.activedirectory.webservices.exe
Publisher: Microsoft Corporation (verified)
Name: Microsoft (R) Windows (R) Operating System
Description: Microsoft.ActiveDirectory.WebServices
Version: 6.2.9200.16384
Size: 467 KB
Original file name: Microsoft.ActiveDirectory.WebServices.exe
Windows file protection: Yes

Resource utilization

CPU utilization averages
Total CPU: 0.0006670976%
Privileged CPU: 0.0000450066%
User CPU: 0.00062209102579%
Privileged CPU time: 1045.21 ms
Privileged CPU time /min: 1 ms
CPU cycle count: 395,413,543
CPU cycle count /min: 14,732,255
Memory utilization averages
Committed memory: 572.15 MB
Peak committed memory: 575.64 MB
Paged memory: 29.02 MB
Peak paged memory: 30.55 MB
Paged system memory: 345.38 KB
Non-paged system memory: 36 KB
Working set memory: 37.19 MB
Peak working set memory: 38.4 MB
Min working set memory: 37 MB
Private memory: 29.02 MB
Page faults: 52,961
Page faults /min: 36
Process I/O averages
Total read operations: 118
Read operations /min: 1
Total read transfer: 388.11 KB
Read transfer /min: 268 Bytes
Total other operations: 995
Other operations /min: 1
Total other transfer: 11.7 KB
Other Transfer /min: 8 Bytes
Handle count average: 362
Thread count average: 11
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

Service details

Name: Active Directory Web Services
Service name: ADWS
Service type: Win32OwnProcess, InteractiveProcess
Description: “This service provides a Web Service interface to instances of the directory service (AD DS and AD LDS) that are running locally on this server. If this service is stopped or disabled, client applications, such as Active Directory PowerShell, will not be able to access or manage any directory service instances that are running locally on this server.”

Network connectivity

TCP: localhost on port 9389

Image hashes

MD5: a2cd1651fdb31628c8e499d7a76d0873
SHA-1: 6ce0311b8f00a1e817aa56b04c79b23682ef5236
SHA-256: e38f84a6f7a8721d8d99dae7b2a54d0cb25a01a06b675b1da8281d27cc77cb8b

PE image details

CLR assembly: Yes
Langauge*: Microsoft Visual C# / Basic .NET
File packed: No
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