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What is wsnm.exe?

Part of VMware View by VMware

Description of wsnm.exe from VMware
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How does wsnm.exe run?

Service - wsnm.exe runs as a background Windows service called 'wsnm' (VMware View Client). This service runs as the SYSTEM account with extensive privileges on the local computer, and acts as the computer on the network. VMware View Client 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 0.5% of all Boost users have the wsnm.exe process running.Of the 0.5% of wsnm.exe users, 12.5% have disabled it.
How resource intensive is wsnm.exe?
Comparison based on the average resource utilization across all programs.
0.00000% CPU36.1%
Average CPU utilization across all programs is 0.00001%.
          4.81 MB RAM22.3%
Average private memory utilization across all programs is 21.53 MB.
 2 /min0.1%
Average I/O read and write operations for all programs is 2,253 per minute.
Typical file (disk image) location:
C:\Program Files\vmware\vmware view\client\bin\wsnm.exe

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 VMware View.

What else is related?

What Windows OS versions does this run on?

Windows Vista (TM) Ultimate (6.0.6002.131072)

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File details

File name: wsnm.exe
Publisher: VMware, Inc. (verified)
Name: VMware View
Description: VMware View Framework Node Manager
Version: 5.2.1 build-937772
Size: 461.15 KB
Original file name: wsnm.exe

Digital certificate

Issued to: VMware
Certificate authority: VeriSign
Effective date: 9/12/2010
Expiration date: 10/28/2013

Resource utilization

CPU utilization averages
Total CPU: 0.0000097371%
Privileged CPU: 0.0000061249%
User CPU: 0.00000361214431%
Privileged CPU time: 78 ms
Privileged CPU time /min: 0 ms
CPU cycle count: 1,699,373,130
CPU cycle count /min: 1,129,682
Memory utilization averages
Committed memory: 69.18 MB
Peak committed memory: 74.18 MB
Paged memory: 4.81 MB
Peak paged memory: 5.02 MB
Paged system memory: 103.53 KB
Non-paged system memory: 15.14 KB
Working set memory: 1.08 MB
Peak working set memory: 8.62 MB
Min working set memory: 988 KB
Private memory: 4.81 MB
Page faults: 2,657
Page faults /min: 1
Process I/O averages
Total read operations: 13
Read operations /min: 1
Total read transfer: 1018 Bytes
Read transfer /min: 0 Bytes
Total write operations: 35
Write operations /min: 1
Total write transfer: 4.96 KB
Write transfer /min: 0 Bytes
Total other operations: 929
Other operations /min: 1
Total other transfer: 4.26 KB
Other Transfer /min: 0 Bytes
Handle count average: 195
Thread count average: 12
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\VMware\VMware View\Client\bin\wsnm.exe" -SCMStartup

Service details

Name: VMware View Client
Service name: wsnm
Service type: Win32OwnProcess
Description: “Provides View Client services.”

Network connectivity

TCP: localhost on port 32111

Image hashes

MD5: cfab569584cacb430f734c3da6328e04
SHA-1: a1812bf06a20b0f51fa9054643364c7f2dbc27f5
SHA-256: ef92da165a2a55d54ad5d5d900b3fc943aee221ce2ba6eaf652d8e1bda596fbe

PE image details

File packed: No
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