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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 0.1% of all Boost users have the vmms.exe process running.Of the 0.1% 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.
0.00010% CPU1019.8%
Average CPU utilization across all programs is 0.00001%.
38.14 MB RAM177.1%
Average private memory utilization across all programs is 21.53 MB.
Typical file (disk image) location:

What else is related?

What Windows OS versions does this run on?

Windows 8 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®-besturingssysteem
Version: 6.2.9200.16384 (win8_rtm.120725-1247)
Product version: 6.2.9200.16384
Size: 10.68 MB
Original file name: vmms.exe.mui
Windows file protection: Yes

Resource utilization

CPU utilization averages
Total CPU: 0.0002752154%
Privileged CPU: 0.0001732354%
User CPU: 0.00010198005624%
Privileged CPU time: 2652017 ms
Privileged CPU time /min: 0 ms
CPU cycle count: 895,657,113
Memory utilization averages
Committed memory: 147.98 MB
Peak committed memory: 149.3 MB
Paged memory: 38.14 MB
Peak paged memory: 39.34 MB
Paged system memory: 217.88 KB
Non-paged system memory: 40.06 KB
Working set memory: 20.36 MB
Peak working set memory: 21.41 MB
Min working set memory: 20.33 MB
Private memory: 38.14 MB
Process I/O averages
Total read operations: 242
Total read transfer: 53.06 MB
Total write operations: 126
Total write transfer: 53.22 MB
Total other operations: 3,042
Total other transfer: 114.9 KB
Handle count average: 583
Thread count average: 13

Process details

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

Service details

Name: Hyper-V Virtual Machine Management
Service name: vmms
Service type: Win32OwnProcess
Description: “Beheerservice voor Hyper-V voor het uitvoeren van meerdere virtuele machines.”

Network connectivity

TCP: localhost on port 2179

Image hashes

MD5: da1347b19e3841311910eb2c035416c1
SHA-1: 732e1ebbe1976f2ac6e6977b2f6092fea929fb11
SHA-256: ed68a229b6f1e0c8066f246353548c85a725182caab0c894a3d73e057bfdd0a2

PE image details

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