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What is grooveauditservice.exe?

Part of Groove Audit Service by Microsoft

What is it?

Microsoft Office Groove, is a desktop application designed for document collaboration in teams with members who are regularly off-line or who do not share the same network security clearance.
Description of grooveauditservice.exe from Microsoft
Spend less time coordinating with each other and more time working on the project at hand. Groove Virtual Office is software that allows your team to work together as if you were all in the same physical location. Groove Virtual Office is software that allows your team to work together as if you were all in the same physical location. Teams of people at organizations of all sizes and types are using Groove Virtual Office to speed the way they get work done from simple file sharing, to formal and informal projects, to larger-scale business processes.
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How does grooveauditservice.exe run?

Service - grooveauditservice.exe runs as a background Windows service called 'SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Services\Microsoft Office Groove Audit Service' (Microsoft Office Groove Audit Service). This service runs as the LOCAL SERVICE account with minimum privileges on the local computer and presents anonymous credentials on the network.


What is the community is seeing?What is the community is doing?
About 0.3% of all Boost users have the grooveauditservice.exe process running.Of the 0.3% of grooveauditservice.exe users, 20.0% have disabled it.
How resource intensive is grooveauditservice.exe?
Comparison based on the average resource utilization across all programs.
0.00016% CPU1593.6%
Average CPU utilization across all programs is 0.00001%.
     1.82 MB RAM8.5%
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.
 1 context switches/sec1.0%
Average context switches for all programs is 100 per second.
Typical file (disk image) location:
C:\Program Files\microsoft office\office12\grooveauditservice.exe

Are there other versions of Groove Audit Service?

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 Groove Audit Service.

What else is related?

What Windows OS versions does this run on?

Microsoft Windows XP (5.1.2600.131072)
Microsoft Windows XP (5.1.2600.196608)
Microsoft Windows XP (5.2.3790.131072)
Windows Vista (TM) Home Premium (6.0.6001.65536)
Windows Vista (TM) Business (6.0.6002.131072)
Windows Vista (TM) Home Basic (6.0.6002.131072)
Windows Vista (TM) Home Premium (6.0.6002.131072)
Windows Vista (TM) Ultimate (6.0.6002.131072)
Windows Vista (TM) Home Premium (6.0.6002.131072)
Windows 7 Ultimate (6.1.7600.0)
Windows 7 Enterprise (6.1.7600.0)
Windows 7 Home Premium (6.1.7600.0)

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File details

File name: grooveauditservice.exe
Publisher: Microsoft Corporation (verified)
Name: Groove Audit Service
Description: Groove Audit Service
Version: 12.0.6500.5000
Product version:
Size: 63.34 KB
Original file name: GrooveAuditService.exe

Digital certificate

Certificate authority: Microsoft Corporation
Effective date: 4/4/2006
Expiration date: 10/4/2007

Resource utilization

CPU utilization averages
Total CPU: 0.0003493666%
Privileged CPU: 0.0001900064%
User CPU: 0.00015936018211%
Privileged CPU time: 93.6 ms
Privileged CPU time /min: 0 ms
CPU cycle count: 791,045,850
CPU cycle count /min: 1,690,548
Context switches /sec: 1
Memory utilization averages
Committed memory: 50.86 MB
Peak committed memory: 51.98 MB
Paged memory: 1.82 MB
Peak paged memory: 1.91 MB
Paged system memory: 94.02 KB
Non-paged system memory: 3.95 KB
Working set memory: 5.11 MB
Peak working set memory: 6.66 MB
Min working set memory: 5.09 MB
Private memory: 1.82 MB
Page faults: 1,849
Page faults /min: 4
Process I/O averages
Total read operations: 47
Read operations /min: 1
Total read transfer: 152.15 KB
Read transfer /min: 333 Bytes
Total write operations: 4
Write operations /min: 1
Total write transfer: 260 Bytes
Write transfer /min: 0 Bytes
Total other operations: 513
Other operations /min: 1
Total other transfer: 3.53 KB
Other Transfer /min: 8 Bytes
Handle count average: 89
Thread count average: 3
Thread resource averages

Process details

Runs as (owner): Local Service
Integrety level: System
Windows platform: 32-bit
Runs as a service: Yes
Parent Process
Process Command
"C:\Program Files\Microsoft Office\Office12\GrooveAuditService.exe"

Service details

Name: Microsoft Office Groove Audit Service

Image hashes

MD5: 123271bd5237ab991dc5c21fdf8835eb
SHA-1: 4cce2d49b3dfba0ec70e279923b48b4d882b162b
SHA-256: 004f8f9228ee291a0e36ce33078d572d61733516f9aa5cfc832af204c6869e89

PE image details

Subsystem: Windows GUI
Langauge*: Microsoft Visual C++ 8.0
File entropy: 6.16570
File packed: No
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