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What is vmms.exe?

Part of Virtual Machine Management Service by Microsoft

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

Service - vmms.exe runs as a background Windows service called 'vmms' (Hyper-V Virtual Machine Management). 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. Hyper-V Virtual Machine Management 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.


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About 0.2% of all Boost users have the vmms.exe process running.Of the 0.2% of vmms.exe users, less than 1% have disabled it.
How resource intensive is vmms.exe?
Comparison based on the average resource utilization across all programs.
0.00002% CPU184.6%
Average CPU utilization across all programs is 0.00001%.
37.84 MB RAM175.7%
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:

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What Windows OS versions does this run on?

Windows 8.1 Pro (6.2.9200.0)

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File details

File name: vmms.exe
Publisher: Microsoft Corporation (verified)
Name: Virtual Machine Management Service
Description: Microsoft® Windows® Operating System
Version: 6.3.9600.17039 (winblue_gdr.140303-1703)
Product version: 6.3.9600.17039
Size: 12.78 MB
Original file name: vmms.exe.mui
Windows file protection: Yes

Resource utilization

CPU utilization averages
Total CPU: 0.0000271612%
Privileged CPU: 0.0000087055%
User CPU: 0.00001845566251%
Privileged CPU time: 125 ms
Privileged CPU time /min: 0 ms
CPU cycle count: 353,954,815
CPU cycle count /min: 11,662,173
Memory utilization averages
Committed memory: 133.59 MB
Peak committed memory: 134.09 MB
Paged memory: 37.84 MB
Peak paged memory: 39.02 MB
Paged system memory: 197.65 KB
Non-paged system memory: 23.69 KB
Working set memory: 9.24 MB
Peak working set memory: 20.11 MB
Min working set memory: 7.12 MB
Private memory: 37.84 MB
Process I/O averages
Total read operations: 290
Read operations /min: 1
Total read transfer: 52.62 MB
Read transfer /min: 9.1 KB
Total write operations: 125
Write operations /min: 1
Total write transfer: 52.63 MB
Write transfer /min: 9.1 KB
Total other operations: 2,187
Other operations /min: 1
Total other transfer: 1.11 MB
Other Transfer /min: 196 Bytes
Handle count average: 633
Thread count average: 13
Thread resource averages

Process details

Runs as (owner): System
Integrety level: System
Windows platform: 64-bit
Runs as a service: Yes
Process Command

Service details

Name: Hyper-V Virtual Machine Management
Service name: vmms
Service type: Win32OwnProcess
Description: “Management service for Hyper-V, provides service to run multiple virtual machines.”

Network connectivity

TCP: localhost on port 2179

Image hashes

MD5: 48fae3f7c16f2a61a5686609e4a1a36e
SHA-1: 3cf0e85dd489e8e4a9c268e7d1fecb438eb3131a

PE image details

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