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What is vds.exe?

Part of Virtual Disk Service by Microsoft

What is it?

The Virtual Disk Service (VDS) manages a wide range of storage configurations, from single-disk desktops to external storage arrays. The service exposes an application programming interface (API).
Description of vds.exe from Microsoft
Virtual Disk Service is a Microsoft Windows service that performs query and configuration operations at the request of end users, scripts, and applications. The service extends the existing storage capabilities of Windows Server operating systems in the following ways: 1) Provides an API to the existing volume and disk management features in Windows. 2) Unifies volume management and hardware Redundant Array of Independent Disks (RAID) management under a single API.
(vds.exe is a system file that is installed with Windows)
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How does vds.exe run?

Service - vds.exe runs as a background Windows service called 'vds' (Disque virtuel). This is a system service that is installed with the Windows operating system and protected with Window's File Protection. This service runs as the SYSTEM account with extensive privileges on the local computer, and acts as the computer on the network. Disque virtuel 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.

Community

What is the community is seeing?What is the community is doing?
About 0.3% of all Boost users have the vds.exe process running.Of the 0.3% of vds.exe users, less than 1% have disabled it.
How resource intensive is vds.exe?
Comparison based on the average resource utilization across all programs.
0.00213% CPU21272.1%
Average CPU utilization across all programs is 0.00001%.
     1.96 MB RAM9.1%
Average private memory utilization across all programs is 21.53 MB.
 1 context switches/sec1.0%
Average context switches for all programs is 100 per second.
Typical file (disk image) location:
C:\Windows\System32\vds.exe

Are there other versions of Virtual Disk Service?

Why are multiple of the same versions listed?

What else is related?

What Windows OS versions does this run on?

Microsoft Windows XP (5.1.2600.196608)
Windows 7 Ultimate (6.1.7600.65536)
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 Starter (6.1.7601.65536)
Windows 7 Ultimate (6.1.7601.65536)
Windows 7 Ultimate | KKD Windows 7 V.3 (6.1.7601.65536)
Windows 7 Ultimate N (6.1.7601.65536)
Windows Seven Black Edition (6.1.7601.65536)

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File details

File name: vds.exe
Publisher: Microsoft Corporation (verified)
Name: Virtual Disk Service
Description: Microsoft® Windows® Operating System
Version: 6.1.7600.16385 (win7_rtm.090713-1255)
Product version: 6.1.7600.16385
Size: 443 KB
Original file name: vds.exe.mui
Windows file protection: Yes

Resource utilization

CPU utilization averages
Total CPU: 0.0054098555%
Privileged CPU: 0.0032826488%
User CPU: 0.00212720675211%
Privileged CPU time: 561662.88 ms
Privileged CPU time /min: 0 ms
CPU cycle count: 353,596,950
CPU cycle count /min: 1,371,163
Context switches /sec: 1
Memory utilization averages
Committed memory: 38.77 MB
Peak committed memory: 39.95 MB
Paged memory: 1.96 MB
Peak paged memory: 2.02 MB
Paged system memory: 73.87 KB
Non-paged system memory: 7.44 KB
Working set memory: 2.96 MB
Peak working set memory: 5.99 MB
Min working set memory: 2.81 MB
Private memory: 1.96 MB
Page faults: 4,658
Page faults /min: 6
Process I/O averages
Total read operations: 1
Total read transfer: 11.33 KB
Total other operations: 983
Other operations /min: 2
Total other transfer: 8.22 KB
Other Transfer /min: 39 Bytes
Resources
Handle count average: 131
Thread count average: 9
Thread resource averages
sechost.dll
vdsutil.dll

Process details

Runs as (owner): System
Integrety level: System
Windows platform: 32-bit
Runs as a service: Yes
Parent Process
Process Commands
C:\Windows\System32\vds.exe
C:\windows\System32\vds.exe

Service details

Name: Disque virtuel
Service name: vds
Service type: Win32OwnProcess
Description: “Fournit des services de gestion des disques, des volumes, des systèmes de fichiers et des groupes de stockage.”

Image hashes

MD5: c3cd30495687c2a2f66a65ca6fd89be9
SHA-1: 51b15a8587a70db5f1dacf1a4ed77fbd98df881e
SHA-256: 582e4706c1d6a151020d14b26c7bf166f4e42bdd6e410f30ec452469270c5e9b

PE image details

Subsystem: Windows GUI
Langauge*: Microsoft Visual C++
File entropy: 6.40737
File packed: No
Import Table
advapi32.dll
api-ms-win-core-debug-l1-1-0.dll
api-ms-win-core-errorhandling-l1-1-0.dll
api-ms-win-core-file-l1-1-0.dll
api-ms-win-core-handle-l1-1-0.dll
api-ms-win-core-heap-l1-1-0.dll
api-ms-win-core-interlocked-l1-1-0.dll
api-ms-win-core-io-l1-1-0.dll
api-ms-win-core-libraryloader-l1-1-0.dll
api-ms-win-core-localregistry-l1-1-0.dll
api-ms-win-core-misc-l1-1-0.dll
api-ms-win-core-processenvironment-l1-1-0.dll
api-ms-win-core-processthreads-l1-1-0.dll
api-ms-win-core-profile-l1-1-0.dll
api-ms-win-core-string-l1-1-0.dll
api-ms-win-core-synch-l1-1-0.dll
api-ms-win-core-sysinfo-l1-1-0.dll
api-ms-win-security-base-l1-1-0.dll
api-ms-win-service-core-l1-1-0.dll
api-ms-win-service-management-l1-1-0.dll
api-ms-win-service-management-l2-1-0.dll
api-ms-win-service-winsvc-l1-1-0.dll
clusapi.dll
kernel32.dll
msvcrt.dll
netapi32.dll
ntdll.dll
ole32.dll
osuninst.dll
setupapi.dll
shlwapi.dll
user32.dll
vdsutil.dll
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