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What is coherence.exe?

Part of Parallels Tools 8.0 by Parallels Holdings Ltd. and its affiliates.

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How does coherence.exe run?

Service - coherence.exe runs as a background Windows service called 'Parallels Coherence Service' (Parallels Coherence Service). This service runs as the SYSTEM account with extensive privileges on the local computer, and acts as the computer on the network. Parallels Coherence Service 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 0.2% of all Boost users have the coherence.exe process running.Of the 0.2% of coherence.exe users, 25.0% have disabled it.
How resource intensive is coherence.exe?
Comparison based on the average resource utilization across all programs.
0.00001% CPU56.4%
Average CPU utilization across all programs is 0.00001%.
     580 KB RAM2.6%
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.
         10 GDI objects6.7%
Average number of GUI GDI and USER objects for all programs is 150.
Typical file (disk image) location:
C:\Program Files\parallels\parallels tools\services\coherence.exe

Are there other versions of Parallels Tools 8.0 ?

Why are multiple of the same versions listed?

What else is related?

What Windows OS versions does this run on?

Windows 7 Ultimate (6.1.7601.65536)
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File details

File name: coherence.exe
Name: Parallels Tools 8.0
Description: Parallels Coherence service
Version: 8.0.18494.886912
Product version: 8.0 build 18494886912
Size: 32.75 KB
Original file name: coherence.exe

Digital certificate

Issued to: Parallels
Certificate authority: VeriSign
Effective date: 10/10/2012
Expiration date: 3/11/2015

Resource utilization

CPU utilization averages
Total CPU: 0.0000182289%
Privileged CPU: 0.0000125904%
User CPU: 0.00000563850670%
Privileged CPU time: 31.25 ms
Privileged CPU time /min: 0 ms
CPU cycle count: 129,454,502
CPU cycle count /min: 30,777
Memory utilization averages
Committed memory: 19.67 MB
Peak committed memory: 20.3 MB
Paged memory: 580 KB
Peak paged memory: 666 KB
Paged system memory: 40.67 KB
Non-paged system memory: 2.73 KB
Working set memory: 2.43 MB
Peak working set memory: 2.55 MB
Min working set memory: 1.82 MB
Private memory: 580 KB
Page faults: 780
Page faults /min: 1
Process I/O averages
Total read operations: 1
Read operations /min: 1
Total read transfer: 8.77 KB
Read transfer /min: 2 Bytes
Total other operations: 234
Other operations /min: 1
Total other transfer: 3.64 KB
Other Transfer /min: 0 Bytes
GUI Object Averages
GDI objects: 10
Peak GDI objects: 10
USER objects: 4
Peak USER objects: 4
Handle count average: 53
Thread count average: 4
Thread resource averages

Process details

Runs as (owner): System
Integrety level: System
Windows platform: 32-bit
Runs as a service: Yes
Parent Processes
Child Process
Process Commands
coherence.exe agent
"C:\Program Files\Parallels\Parallels Tools\Services\coherence.exe"

Service details

Name: Parallels Coherence Service
Service type: Win32OwnProcess

Image hashes

MD5: 75d20f037cf8c12caa4e85c5aeeebf7f
SHA-1: e0339cc9293558fe2736c2a764da9b674cc8a0c6
SHA-256: f2dec721d7e55dc0a56348f404c3e4c7d2ba7991d8d7db56d4a5afdeb0b536f0

PE image details

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