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What is vmtoolsd.exe?

Part of VMware Tools by VMware

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How does vmtoolsd.exe run?

Service - vmtoolsd.exe runs as a background Windows service called 'VMTools' (VMware Tools).


What is the community is seeing?What is the community is doing?
About 0.2% of all Boost users have the vmtoolsd.exe process running.Of the 0.2% of vmtoolsd.exe users, 25.0% have disabled it.
How resource intensive is vmtoolsd.exe?
Comparison based on the average resource utilization across all programs.
0.00329% CPU32899.1%
Average CPU utilization across all programs is 0.00001%.
7.81 MB RAM36.3%
Average private memory utilization across all programs is 21.53 MB.
         15 GDI objects10.0%
Average number of GUI GDI and USER objects for all programs is 150.
          16 context switches/sec16.0%
Average context switches for all programs is 100 per second.
Typical file (disk image) location:
C:\Program Files\vmware\vmware tools\vmtoolsd.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 Tools.

What else is related?

What Windows OS versions does this run on?

Windows 7 Professional (6.1.7601.65536)

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File details

File name: vmtoolsd.exe
Publisher: VMware, Inc. (verified)
Name: VMware Tools
Description: VMware Tools Core Service
Product version: 9.2.3 build-1031360
Size: 72.08 KB
Original file name: vmtoolsd.exe

Digital certificate

Issued to: VMware
Certificate authority: VeriSign

Resource utilization

CPU utilization averages
Total CPU: 0.0065168360%
Privileged CPU: 0.0032269265%
User CPU: 0.00328990949946%
Privileged CPU time: 1548125 ms
Privileged CPU time /min: 0 ms
CPU cycle count: 460,632,732
Context switches /sec: 16
Memory utilization averages
Committed memory: 91.39 MB
Peak committed memory: 108.86 MB
Paged memory: 7.81 MB
Peak paged memory: 11.07 MB
Paged system memory: 163.29 KB
Non-paged system memory: 21.68 KB
Working set memory: 15.68 MB
Peak working set memory: 15.76 MB
Min working set memory: 14.47 MB
Private memory: 7.81 MB
Page faults: 10,739
Page faults /min: 0
Process I/O averages
Total read operations: 188
Total read transfer: 236.98 KB
Total other operations: 417,216
Total other transfer: 8.09 MB
GUI Object Averages
GDI objects: 15
Peak GDI objects: 32
USER objects: 20
Peak USER objects: 23
Handle count average: 254
Thread count average: 7

Process details

Runs as (owner): User
Integrety level: Medium
Windows platform: 64-bit
Runs as a service: Yes
Parent Processes
Process Commands
"C:\Program Files\VMware\VMware Tools\vmtoolsd.exe" -n vmusr
"C:\Program Files\VMware\VMware Tools\vmtoolsd.exe"

Service details

Name: VMware Tools
Service name: VMTools
Service type: Win32OwnProcess
Description: “Bietet Unterstützung bei der Synchronisierung von Objekten zwischen Host- und Gastbetriebssystemen.”

Image hashes

MD5: 5a140ecfb86680971d9f8f152b3ed1d6
SHA-1: 22e48ba698dab967ba5fd3710257facc8a3217cc
SHA-256: 51eb79bc7c3daa3508c2d3a16735b798ad75d80862e10e776a1d299de9fe304f

PE image details

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