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What is wmdc.exe?

Part of Microsoft® Windows Mobile® Device Center by Microsoft

What is it?

The Windows Mobile Device Center enables you to set up new partnerships, synchronize content and manage music, pictures and video with Windows Mobile powered devices.
Description of wmdc.exe from Microsoft
The Windows Mobile Device Center combines an efficient business-data synchronization platform with a compelling user experience. The Windows Mobile Device Center helps you to quickly set up new partnerships, synchronize business-critical information such as e-mail, contacts and calendar appointments, easily manage your synchronization settings, and transfer business documents between your device and PC.
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How does wmdc.exe run?

Process - wmdc.exe is an instance of a running program. This 32-bit program executes with the privileges as the currently logged in user account. wmdc.exe is executed by the process explorer.exe (Windows Explorer by Microsoft).

How does wmdc.exe start?

Startup files (all users) run - wmdc.exe is registered with the run identifier 'Windows Mobile Device Center' and the execution command '"C:\Windows\WindowsMobile\wmdc.exe"' in the Windows registry HKLM\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run. Run keys are startup registry keys that are used to launch an application automatically when any Windows user logs into Windows.
Scheduled task - wmdc.exe is launched automatically by registering itself into the Windows Task Scheduler under the task name '{5C8B5451-B416-475F-9494-64BD7E5D3FE7}' and is triggered by the Registration action. Task Scheduler provides the ability to schedule the launch of programs or scripts at pre-defined times or after specified time intervals or even with event-based triggers.


What is the community is seeing?What is the community is doing?
About 0.3% of all Boost users have the wmdc.exe process running.Of the 0.3% of wmdc.exe users, 30.0% have disabled it.
How resource intensive is wmdc.exe?
Comparison based on the average resource utilization across all programs.
0.00019% CPU1884.7%
Average CPU utilization across all programs is 0.00001%.
     1.57 MB RAM7.3%
Average private memory utilization across all programs is 21.53 MB.
         9 GDI objects6.0%
Average number of GUI GDI and USER objects for all programs is 150.
Typical file (disk image) location:

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What Windows OS versions does this run on?

Windows Vista (TM) Home Premium (6.0.6002.131072)
Windows 7 Home Premium (6.1.7601.65536)
Windows 8 Pro (6.2.9200.0)

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File details

File name: wmdc.exe
Publisher: Microsoft Corporation (verified)
Name: Microsoft® Windows Mobile® Device Center
Description: Windows Mobile Device Center
Version: 6.1.6965.0
Size: 632.88 KB
Original file name: wmdc.exe.mui

Digital certificate

Certificate authority: Microsoft Corporation
Effective date: 4/4/2006
Expiration date: 10/4/2007

Resource utilization

CPU utilization averages
Total CPU: 0.0004217107%
Privileged CPU: 0.0002332359%
User CPU: 0.00018847478072%
Privileged CPU time: 156180.65 ms
Privileged CPU time /min: 0 ms
CPU cycle count: 137,585,332
Memory utilization averages
Committed memory: 55.01 MB
Peak committed memory: 56.28 MB
Paged memory: 1.57 MB
Peak paged memory: 1.98 MB
Paged system memory: 108.51 KB
Non-paged system memory: 5.15 KB
Working set memory: 3.22 MB
Peak working set memory: 5.4 MB
Min working set memory: 2.92 MB
Private memory: 1.57 MB
Page faults: 3,363
Page faults /min: 0
Process I/O averages
Total read operations: 10
Total read transfer: 3.22 KB
Total write operations: 5
Total write transfer: 492 Bytes
Total other operations: 233
Total other transfer: 1.66 KB
GUI Object Averages
GDI objects: 9
Peak GDI objects: 10
USER objects: 3
Peak USER objects: 3
Handle count average: 176
Thread count average: 4
Thread resource averages

Process details

Runs as (owner): User
Integrety level: High
Windows platform: 32-bit
Parent Processes
Process Commands

Startup files (all users) run details

Name: Windows Mobile-based device management
Command: %WINDIR%\WindowsMobile\wmdcBase.exe

Scheduled task details

CLSID: {9FDE0AC3-4719-40AF-B91A-8472F5505BDD}
Command: \{9FDE0AC3-4719-40AF-B91A-8472F5505BDD}

Image hashes

MD5: 96b3c4e20f02ca16aa1e3e425bffcc8b
SHA-1: 5d34557793fad415b63a0ce819ac20a50fc479a1
SHA-256: f94a548244071d406bdd6f770d4705b92f5485ca509b699a33472dfe7563ba39

PE image details

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