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What is vmnetdhcp.exe?

Part of VMware Workstation by VMware

What is it?

VMware VMnet DHCP service for VMware Workstation is a hypervisor that enables users to set up multiple virtual machines (VMs) and use them simultaneously along with the actual machine. Each virtual machine can execute its own operating system, such as Microsoft Windows. VMware Workstation allows one physical machine to run multiple operating systems simultaneously.
Description of vmnetdhcp.exe from VMware
VMware Workstation provides a seamless way to access all of the virtual machines you need, regardless of where they are running. Remotely connect to virtual machines running on VMware vSphere, ESXi or another copy of VMware Workstation. Workstation’s web interface lets you access local and server hosted virtual machines from your PC, smart phone, tablet or any device with a modern browser.
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How does vmnetdhcp.exe run?

Service - vmnetdhcp.exe runs as a background Windows service called 'SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Services\VMnetDHCP' (VMware DHCP Service). This service runs as the SYSTEM account with extensive privileges on the local computer, and acts as the computer on the network.

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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 vmnetdhcp.exe process running.Of the 0.1% of vmnetdhcp.exe users, 16.0% have disabled it.
How resource intensive is vmnetdhcp.exe?
Comparison based on the average resource utilization across all programs.
 0.00000001% CPU0.1%
Average CPU utilization across all programs is 0.00001%.
     504 KB RAM2.3%
Average private memory utilization across all programs is 21.53 MB.
         4 GDI objects2.7%
Average number of GUI GDI and USER objects for all programs is 150.
Typical file (disk image) location:
C:\Windows\System32\vmnetdhcp.exe

What modules are loaded?

A module is a dynamic link library (DLL) or an executable file that is loaded into the process. Below is a list of non-system modules that are loaded by VMware Workstation.

What else is related?

What Windows OS versions does this run on?

Windows XP Professional (5.1.2600.131072)

About VMware, Inc.

VMware, Inc. provides virtualization solutions. Its virtualization platform products include Player that enables individuals to run virtual machines on their de More...
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File details

File name: vmnetdhcp.exe
Publisher: VMware, Inc.
Name: VMware Workstation
Description: VMware VMnet DHCP service
Version: 4.5.2 build-8848
Size: 100.08 KB
Original file name: vmnetdhcp.exe

Resource utilization

CPU utilization averages
Total CPU: 0.0000000132%
Privileged CPU: 0%
User CPU: 0.00000001320030%
Total CPU time: 16 ms
Total CPU time /min: 0 ms
User CPU time: 15.62 ms
User CPU time /min: 0 ms
Memory utilization averages
Committed memory: 12.63 MB
Peak committed memory: 12.63 MB
Paged memory: 504 KB
Peak paged memory: 504 KB
Paged system memory: 21.97 KB
Non-paged system memory: 1.41 KB
Working set memory: 1.57 MB
Peak working set memory: 1.57 MB
Min working set memory: 1.57 MB
Private memory: 504 KB
Page faults: 398
Page faults /min: 0
Process I/O averages
Total read operations: 6,962
Total read transfer: 315.42 KB
Total write operations: 9
Total write transfer: 670 Bytes
Total other operations: 66
Total other transfer: 356 Bytes
GUI Object Averages
GDI objects: 4
USER objects: 1
Resources
Handle count average: 29
Thread count average: 2

Process details

Runs as (owner): System
Windows platform: 32-bit
Runs as a service: Yes
Parent Process
Process Command
C:\WINDOWS\system32\vmnetdhcp.exe

Service details

Name: VMware DHCP Service
Service name: VMnetDHCP

Image hashes

MD5: d6893b88ba969869ea9cb7dc362e6438
SHA-1: b116e7a2419b4baf35b61e14170fdc5879701176
SHA-256: 4ac20993811737c6e01bf2d0325055f071fbebbd29b8fe5a2864d4b42ca7a162

PE image details

File entropy: 5.84244
File packed: No
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