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What is sdengin2.dll?

Part of Microsoft® Windows Backup Engine by Microsoft

What is it?

You can use the Backup utility to back up and restore data on your computer's disks.
Description of sdengin2.dll from Microsoft
Backup and Restore—improved for Windows 7—creates safety copies of your most important personal files, so you're always prepared for the worst. Let Windows choose what to back up, or pick individual folders, libraries, and drives yourself. Windows can back up files on whatever schedule you choose—just set it and forget it. You can back up to another drive or a DVD. And if you're using the Professional or Ultimate editions of Windows 7, you'll also have the option of backing up your files to a network.
(sdengin2.dll is a system file that is installed with Windows)
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How does sdengin2.dll run?

Process - sdengin2.dll is an instance of a running program. This program executes under the SYSTEM account within Windows with extensive privileges on the local computer, and acts as the computer on the network. sdengin2.dll is executed by the process taskeng.exe (Task Scheduler Engine by Microsoft).

How does sdengin2.dll start?

Scheduled task - sdengin2.dll is launched automatically by registering itself into the Windows Task Scheduler under the task name '\Microsoft\Windows\WindowsBackup\AutomaticBackup'. 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.
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What is the community is seeing?What is the community is doing?
About 0.1% of all Boost users have the sdengin2.dll process running.Of the 0.1% of sdengin2.dll users, less than 1% have disabled it.
How resource intensive is sdengin2.dll?
Comparison based on the average resource utilization across all programs.
0.00048% CPU4751.5%
Average CPU utilization across all programs is 0.00001%.
     2.1 MB RAM9.8%
Average private memory utilization across all programs is 21.53 MB.
 2 /min0.1%
Average I/O read and write operations for all programs is 2,253 per minute.
Typical file (disk image) location:

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What Windows OS versions does this run on?

Windows 7 Enterprise (6.1.7601.65536)
Windows 7 Home Basic (6.1.7601.65536)
Windows 7 Home Premium (6.1.7601.65536)
Windows 7 Professional (6.1.7601.65536)
Windows 7 Ultimate (6.1.7601.65536)

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File details

File name: sdengin2.dll
Publisher: Microsoft Corporation (verified)
Name: Microsoft® Windows Backup Engine
Description: Microsoft® Windows® Operating System
Version: 6.1.7600.16385 (win7_rtm.090713-1255)
Product version: 6.1.7600.16385
Size: 1.07 MB
Original file name: SDENGINE.DLL.MUI
Windows file protection: Yes

Resource utilization

CPU utilization averages
Total CPU: 0.0011843712%
Privileged CPU: 0.0007092214%
User CPU: 0.00047514987005%
Privileged CPU time: 65047.22 ms
Privileged CPU time /min: 1 ms
CPU cycle count: 169,901,827
CPU cycle count /min: 292,613
Memory utilization averages
Committed memory: 56.87 MB
Peak committed memory: 58.71 MB
Paged memory: 2.1 MB
Peak paged memory: 2.33 MB
Paged system memory: 112.8 KB
Non-paged system memory: 9.28 KB
Working set memory: 4.56 MB
Peak working set memory: 13.67 MB
Min working set memory: 869 KB
Private memory: 2.1 MB
Page faults: 7,475
Page faults /min: 6
Process I/O averages
Total read operations: 5
Read operations /min: 1
Total read transfer: 2.9 KB
Read transfer /min: 9 Bytes
Total write operations: 1
Write operations /min: 1
Total write transfer: 64 KB
Write transfer /min: 138 Bytes
Total other operations: 391
Other operations /min: 1
Total other transfer: 892 Bytes
Other Transfer /min: 2 Bytes
Handle count average: 86
Thread count average: 3
Thread resource averages

Process details

Runs as (owner): System
Integrety level: Undefined
Windows platform: 64-bit
Parent Process
Process Commands
C:\Windows\system32\rundll32.exe /d sdengin2.dll,ExecuteScheduledBackup
C:\Windows\System32\rundll32.exe /d sdengin2.dll,ExecuteScheduledBackup

Scheduled task details

Name: AutomaticBackup
Command: \Microsoft\Windows\WindowsBackup\AutomaticBackup

Image hashes

MD5: 11c405a2dcf38e098316fd904a4fb662
SHA-1: 7cc501bd6bb0d29d230b249d279a999b6afabc61
SHA-256: e544f5218102bc9557a75293461f8550a42471f1e77b7a64fb9cf53eb45ca3a4

PE image details

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