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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.
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How does fnplicensingservice.exe run?

Service - fnplicensingservice.exe runs as a background Windows 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.


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, 56.0% have disabled it.
How resource intensive is fnplicensingservice.exe?
Comparison based on the average resource utilization across all programs.
0.00295% CPU29545.9%
Average CPU utilization across all programs is 0.00001%.
     1.21 MB RAM5.6%
Average private memory utilization across all programs is 21.53 MB.
 10 /min0.4%
Average I/O read and write operations for all programs is 2,253 per minute.
         4 GDI objects2.7%
Average number of GUI GDI and USER objects for all programs is 150.
Typical file (disk image) location:
C:\Program Files\common files\macrovision shared\flexnet publisher\fnplicensingservice.exe

What else is related?

What Windows OS versions does this run on?

Microsoft Windows XP (5.1.2600.196608)
Microsoft Windows XP (5.2.3790.131072)
Windows Vista (TM) Home Premium (6.0.6001.65536)
Windows 7 Ultimate (6.1.7600.0)
Windows 7 Enterprise (6.1.7600.0)
Windows 7 Home Premium (6.1.7601.65536)
Windows 7 Starter (6.1.7601.65536)
Windows 7 Ultimate (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)
Windows 8 Pro (6.2.9200.0)
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File details

File name: fnplicensingservice.exe
Publisher: Macrovision Europe Ltd. (verified)
Name: FLEXnet Publisher (32 bit)
Description: Activation Licensing Service
Version: build 56285
Size: 636.45 KB

Digital certificate

Certificate authority: Thawte Consulting (Pty) Ltd.
Effective date: 2/9/2006
Expiration date: 2/20/2008

Resource utilization

CPU utilization averages
Total CPU: 0.0031137689%
Privileged CPU: 0.0001591815%
User CPU: 0.00295458745657%
Privileged CPU time: 78414.56 ms
Privileged CPU time /min: 0 ms
CPU cycle count: 151,326,509
Memory utilization averages
Committed memory: 30.71 MB
Peak committed memory: 31.21 MB
Paged memory: 1.21 MB
Peak paged memory: 1.38 MB
Paged system memory: 49.33 KB
Non-paged system memory: 3.34 KB
Working set memory: 2.39 MB
Peak working set memory: 3.92 MB
Min working set memory: 2.37 MB
Private memory: 1.21 MB
Page faults: 3,317
Page faults /min: 1
Process I/O averages
Total read operations: 1,703
Read operations /min: 1
Total read transfer: 978.63 KB
Read transfer /min: 210 Bytes
Total write operations: 228
Write operations /min: 1
Total write transfer: 225.99 KB
Write transfer /min: 49 Bytes
Total other operations: 1,590
Other operations /min: 1
Total other transfer: 1.06 MB
Other Transfer /min: 223 Bytes
GUI Object Averages
GDI objects: 4
USER objects: 1
Handle count average: 112
Thread count average: 6
Thread resource averages

Process details

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

Service details

Name: FLEXnet Licensing Service

Image hashes

MD5: f76d04f7413b07daa029f6520b64b4e8
SHA-1: 4a28e7ffb7661816a7cd1e641c89eef274e1664d
SHA-256: 3eb13c0efe737880853fb8952381e7a57723f9472e0e4ed7cda8a0d7de8dc90d

PE image details

Subsystem: Windows Console
File entropy: 6.73770
File packed: No
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