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What is fdhost.exe?

Part of Microsoft SQL Server by Microsoft

What is it?

SQL Server provides the functionality for applications and users to issue full-text queries against character-based data in SQL Server tables. Before full-text queries can be run on a given table, the database administrator must create a full-text index on the table. The full-text index includes one or more character-based columns in the table. These columns can have any of the following data types: char, varchar, nchar, nvarchar, text, ntext, image, xml, or varbinary(max).
Description of fdhost.exe from Microsoft
Each full-text index indexes one or more columns from the base table, and each column can have a specific language. Beginning in SQL Server 2008, full-text search supports more than 50 diverse languages, such as English, Spanish, Chinese, Japanese, Arabic, Bengali, and Hindi. For a complete list of the supported full-text languages, see sys.fulltext_languages (Transact-SQL). For each supported language, SQL Server provides language-specific linguistic components, including a word breaker and stemmer and an empty thesaurus file. For each full-text language, SQL Server also provides a file in which you can optionally define language-specific synonyms to extend the scope of search queries (a thesaurus file).
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How does fdhost.exe run?

Process - fdhost.exe is an instance of a running program. This program executes under the SYSTEM account within Windows with extensive privileges on the local computer, and acts as the computer on the network. fdhost.exe is executed by the process fdlauncher.exe (Microsoft SQL Server by Microsoft).


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About 0.4% of all Boost users have the fdhost.exe process running.Of the 0.4% of fdhost.exe users, 14.3% have disabled it.
How resource intensive is fdhost.exe?
Comparison based on the average resource utilization across all programs.
     0.00000099% CPU9.9%
Average CPU utilization across all programs is 0.00001%.
          5.67 MB RAM26.3%
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.
         4 GDI objects2.7%
Average number of GUI GDI and USER objects for all programs is 150.
Typical file (disk image) location:
C:\Program Files\microsoft sql server\mssql10.mssqlserver\mssql\binn\fdhost.exe

Are there other versions of Microsoft SQL Server?

Why are multiple of the same versions listed?

What else is related?

What Windows OS versions does this run on?

Microsoft Windows XP (5.1.2600.196608)

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File details

File name: fdhost.exe
Publisher: Microsoft Corporation (verified)
Name: Microsoft SQL Server
Description: SQL Full Text host
Version: 2009.0100.1600.01 ((KJ_RTM).100402-1540 )
Product version: 10.50.1600.1
Size: 64.84 KB
Original file name: fdHost.exe

Digital certificate

Certificate authority: Microsoft Corporation
Effective date: 8/22/2007
Expiration date: 2/22/2009

Resource utilization

CPU utilization averages
Total CPU: 0.0000092814%
Privileged CPU: 0.0000082870%
User CPU: 0.00000099443492%
Privileged CPU time: 125 ms
Privileged CPU time /min: 0 ms
Memory utilization averages
Committed memory: 26.37 MB
Peak committed memory: 26.87 MB
Paged memory: 5.67 MB
Peak paged memory: 5.91 MB
Paged system memory: 39.85 KB
Non-paged system memory: 3.32 KB
Working set memory: 5.33 MB
Peak working set memory: 5.34 MB
Min working set memory: 5.32 MB
Private memory: 5.67 MB
Page faults: 10,970
Page faults /min: 2
Process I/O averages
Total read operations: 11
Read operations /min: 1
Total read transfer: 384.57 KB
Read transfer /min: 65 Bytes
Total other operations: 177
Other operations /min: 1
Total other transfer: 3.22 KB
Other Transfer /min: 0 Bytes
GUI Object Averages
GDI objects: 4
USER objects: 1
Handle count average: 117
Thread count average: 8
Thread resource averages

Process details

Runs as (owner): System
Integrety level: Undefined
Windows platform: 32-bit
Parent Process
Process Command
"C:\Program Files\Microsoft SQL Server\MSSQL10_50.MSSQLSERVER\MSSQL\Binn\fdhost.exe" "MSSQL10_50.MSSQLSERVERF8a0ec9a2f4e6ef4b38faacbf5a95809e4983bi00" "MSSQL10_50.MSSQLSERVER" "MSSQL10_50.MSSQLSERVER" "8" "" "1024" "M" "0" "" "" ""

Image hashes

MD5: 292c3cd154f08563a3fdfb7052e00abf
SHA-1: bfdddb9ff802253d07e558644d231289c0afce59
SHA-256: d7b3f2cd147ea8af872ac56a5127463d56a9e7659580816bfa698c4cc436208e

PE image details

Subsystem: Windows Console
Langauge*: Microsoft Visual C++ 8.0
File entropy: 6.43896
File packed: No
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