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What is nimdnsresponder.exe?

Part of NI_ZEROCONF_SERVICE by National Instruments

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How does nimdnsresponder.exe run?

Service - nimdnsresponder.exe runs as a background Windows service called 'nimDNSResponder' (NI mDNS Responder Service). This service runs as the SYSTEM account with extensive privileges on the local computer, and acts as the computer on the network. NI mDNS Responder 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 0.3% of all Boost users have the nimdnsresponder.exe process running.Of the 0.3% of nimdnsresponder.exe users, 14.3% have disabled it.
How resource intensive is nimdnsresponder.exe?
Comparison based on the average resource utilization across all programs.
0.00003% CPU265.4%
Average CPU utilization across all programs is 0.00001%.
          3.59 MB RAM16.7%
Average private memory utilization across all programs is 21.53 MB.
          21 context switches/sec21.0%
Average context switches for all programs is 100 per second.
Typical file (disk image) location:
C:\Program Files\national instruments\shared\mdns responder\nimdnsresponder.exe

Are there other versions of NI_ZEROCONF_SERVICE?

What else is related?

What Windows OS versions does this run on?

Windows 8 Single Language (6.2.9200.0)
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File details

File name: nimdnsresponder.exe
Publisher: National Instruments Corporation (verified)
Description: National Instruments Zeroconf Service
Version: 214.3.2f0
Size: 254.86 KB
Original file name: nimdnsResponder.exe

Digital certificate

Certificate authority: VeriSign
Effective date: 3/12/2010
Expiration date: 5/24/2013

Resource utilization

CPU utilization averages
Total CPU: 0.0000683738%
Privileged CPU: 0.0000418348%
User CPU: 0.00002653896532%
Privileged CPU time: 53671.88 ms
Privileged CPU time /min: 0 ms
CPU cycle count: 1,968,847,274
Context switches /sec: 21
Memory utilization averages
Committed memory: 53.54 MB
Peak committed memory: 59.46 MB
Paged memory: 3.59 MB
Peak paged memory: 4.24 MB
Paged system memory: 90.98 KB
Non-paged system memory: 25.78 KB
Working set memory: 7.66 MB
Peak working set memory: 8.64 MB
Min working set memory: 6.83 MB
Private memory: 3.59 MB
Page faults: 61,664
Page faults /min: 0
Process I/O averages
Total read operations: 1
Total read transfer: 52 Bytes
Total other operations: 1,948,049
Total other transfer: 97.56 MB
Handle count average: 275
Thread count average: 14
Thread resource averages

Process details

Runs as (owner): System
Integrety level: System
Windows platform: 64-bit
Runs as a service: Yes
Parent Process
Process Command
"C:\Program Files\National Instruments\Shared\mDNS Responder\nimdnsResponder.exe"

Service details

Name: NI mDNS Responder Service
Service name: nimDNSResponder
Service type: Win32OwnProcess
Description: “Advertises and discovers Zeroconf devices and services. If this service is stopped, advertisement and discovery of devices and services will no longer function. If this service is disabled, any services that explicitly depend on it will fail to start.”

Network connectivity

UDP: LISTENING on port 5353
TCP: localhost on port 49203

Image hashes

MD5: f59599f4c0b3259ac1355f34e6ac6342
SHA-1: 356dafa96bb693197969b667780c5a8084454acc

PE image details

File packed: No
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