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What is nidiscsvc.exe?

Part of NI_DISCOVERY_SERVICE by National Instruments

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How does nidiscsvc.exe run?

Service - nidiscsvc.exe runs as a background Windows service called 'NINetworkDiscovery' (NI Network Discovery). This service runs as the SYSTEM account with extensive privileges on the local computer, and acts as the computer on the network. NI Network Discovery 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 0.4% of all Boost users have the nidiscsvc.exe process running.Of the 0.4% of nidiscsvc.exe users, 12.5% have disabled it.
How resource intensive is nidiscsvc.exe?
Comparison based on the average resource utilization across all programs.
     0.00000098% CPU9.8%
Average CPU utilization across all programs is 0.00001%.
          2.86 MB RAM13.3%
Average private memory utilization across all programs is 21.53 MB.
Typical file (disk image) location:
C:\Program Files\national instruments\shared\ni network discovery\nidiscsvc.exe

Are there other versions of NI_DISCOVERY_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: nidiscsvc.exe
Publisher: National Instruments Corporation (verified)
Description: National Instruments Network Discovery Service
Version: 5.5.0f0
Size: 172.38 KB
Original file name: niDiscSvc.exe

Digital certificate

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

Resource utilization

CPU utilization averages
Total CPU: 0.0000182513%
Privileged CPU: 0.0000172736%
User CPU: 0.00000097774855%
Privileged CPU time: 265.62 ms
Privileged CPU time /min: 0 ms
CPU cycle count: 682,960,637
Memory utilization averages
Committed memory: 61.67 MB
Peak committed memory: 66.51 MB
Paged memory: 2.86 MB
Peak paged memory: 3.08 MB
Paged system memory: 94.37 KB
Non-paged system memory: 20 KB
Working set memory: 6.05 MB
Peak working set memory: 6.41 MB
Min working set memory: 5.78 MB
Private memory: 2.86 MB
Page faults: 2,126
Page faults /min: 0
Handle count average: 187
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
Parent Process
Process Command
"C:\Program Files\National Instruments\Shared\NI Network Discovery\niDiscSvc.exe"

Service details

Name: NI Network Discovery
Service name: NINetworkDiscovery
Service type: Win32OwnProcess
Description: “Discovers NI Zeroconf devices and services. If this service is stopped components that rely on discovering NI Zeroconf 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

TCP: localhost on port 49240

Image hashes

MD5: 964d778400303bf6cb4f7826314db8b2
SHA-1: 058429cd258ba84a89d0636c197b6894e755d5cb

PE image details

File packed: No
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