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What is fnplicensingservice.exe?

Part of FLEXnet Publisher (32 bit) by Macrovision Europe Ltd.

What is it?

FlexNet Publisher (formerly known as FLEXlm) is a common software license manager from Flexera Software which implements license management and is intended to be used in corporate environments to provide floating licenses to multiple end users of computer software.
Description of fnplicensingservice.exe from Macrovision Europe Ltd.
The FlexNet technology, first rolled out last year by Macrovision, is designed to allow software publishers to maximize their revenue by tailoring custom licensing packages as well as preventing piracy. FlexNet Publisher consists of five core modules: a licensing module, a pay-as-you-go utility pricing module, a promotional licensing module for promotional and trial versions of software, an enhanced security module, and an operations module for automating the entire process. Like other enterprise companies, Macrovision has set up a consulting operation to assist customers in making the right choice.
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How does fnplicensingservice.exe run?

Service - fnplicensingservice.exe runs as a background Windows service called 'SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Services\FLEXnet Licensing Service' (FLEXnet Licensing Service). This service runs as the SYSTEM account with extensive privileges on the local computer, and acts as the computer on the network. FLEXnet Licensing 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 fnplicensingservice.exe process running.Of the 0.3% of fnplicensingservice.exe users, 59.0% have disabled it.
How resource intensive is fnplicensingservice.exe?
Comparison based on the average resource utilization across all programs.
0.00009% CPU865.1%
Average CPU utilization across all programs is 0.00001%.
     1024 KB RAM4.6%
Average private memory utilization across all programs is 21.53 MB.
Typical file (disk image) location:
C:\Program Files\common files\macrovision shared\flexnet publisher\fnplicensingservice.exe

Are there other versions of FLEXnet Publisher (32 bit)?

What else is related?

What Windows OS versions does this run on?

Windows Vista (TM) Home Premium (6.0.6002.131072)
Windows 7 Home Premium (6.1.7600.0)
Windows 7 Ultimate (6.1.7600.0)
Windows 7 Professional (6.1.7601.65536)
Windows 7 Home Premium (6.1.7601.65536)
Windows 7 Ultimate (6.1.7601.65536)
Windows 8 Pro with Media Center (6.2.9200.0)
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File details

File name: fnplicensingservice.exe
Name: FLEXnet Publisher (32 bit)
Description: Activation Licensing Service
Version: build 50818
Size: 632.5 KB

Resource utilization

CPU utilization averages
Total CPU: 0.0001580197%
Privileged CPU: 0.0000715126%
User CPU: 0.00008650714826%
Privileged CPU time: 624004 ms
Privileged CPU time /min: 0 ms
CPU cycle count: 324,228,006
Memory utilization averages
Committed memory: 23.36 MB
Peak committed memory: 24.36 MB
Paged memory: 1024 KB
Peak paged memory: 1.02 MB
Paged system memory: 36.47 KB
Non-paged system memory: 3.11 KB
Working set memory: 2.71 MB
Peak working set memory: 3.45 MB
Min working set memory: 2.71 MB
Private memory: 1024 KB
Page faults: 1,021
Page faults /min: 0
Process I/O averages
Total read operations: 1,014
Total read transfer: 489.59 KB
Total write operations: 68
Total write transfer: 13.49 KB
Total other operations: 574
Total other transfer: 48.73 KB
Handle count average: 51
Thread count average: 6

Process details

Runs as (owner): System
Integrety level: System
Windows platform: 32-bit
Runs as a service: Yes
Parent Process
Process Command
"C:\Program Files\Common Files\Macrovision Shared\FLEXnet Publisher\FNPLicensingService.exe"

Service details

Name: FLEXnet Licensing Service
Service type: Win32OwnProcess
Description: “This service performs licensing functions on behalf of FLEXnet enabled products.”

Image hashes

MD5: 3d9b36631032fde0ffea0dc0260e4e35
SHA-1: 16b98df45f35c88c040af92e7f6aadf5ba7f52ba
SHA-256: 48b574a67d3fa015ebd078715cec3e2b63b939d379cd4b40bfbb80397a2c58b3

PE image details

File entropy: 6.72691
File packed: No
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