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What is mmc.exe?

Part of Microsoft Management Console by Microsoft

What is it?

Microsoft Management Console (MMC) is an extensible common presentation service for management applications. MMC provides a common host environment for snap-ins, provided by Microsoft and third party software vendors. Snap-ins provide the actual management behavior; MMC itself does not provide any management functionality. The MMC environment provides for seamless integration between snap-ins.
Description of mmc.exe from Microsoft
MMC is a Windows-based multiple document interface (MDI) application that heavily uses Internet technologies. Both Microsoft and ISVs extend the console by writing MMC snap-ins, which perform management tasks. The MMC programmatic interfaces permit the snap-ins to integrate with the console. These interfaces deal only with user interface extensions—how each snap-in actually performs tasks is entirely up to the snap-in. The relationship of the snap-in to the console consists of sharing a common hosting environment, and cross-application integration. The console itself offers no management behavior. Snap-ins always reside in a console; they do not run by themselves.
(mmc.exe is a system file that is installed with Windows)
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How does mmc.exe run?

Process - mmc.exe is an instance of a running program. This 64-bit program executes with the privileges as the currently logged in user account.


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About 0.5% of all Boost users have the mmc.exe process running.Of the 0.5% of mmc.exe users, less than 1% have disabled it.
How resource intensive is mmc.exe?
Comparison based on the average resource utilization across all programs.
0.04421% CPU442138.1%
Average CPU utilization across all programs is 0.00001%.
38.33 MB RAM178.0%
Average private memory utilization across all programs is 21.53 MB.
     69 /min3.1%
Average I/O read and write operations for all programs is 2,253 per minute.
558 GDI objects372.0%
Average number of GUI GDI and USER objects for all programs is 150.
Typical file (disk image) location:

Are there other versions of Microsoft Management Console?

Why are multiple of the same versions listed?

What else is related?

What Windows OS versions does this run on?

Windows 8.1 Pro with Media Center (6.2.9200.0)

About Microsoft Corporation

Microsoft, founded in 1975 by Bill Gates and Paul Allen, is a veteran software company, best known for its Microsoft Windows operating system and the Microsoft More...
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File details

File name: mmc.exe
Publisher: Microsoft Corporation (verified)
Name: Microsoft Management Console
Description: Microsoft® Windows® Operating System
Version: 6.3.9600.16384 (winblue_rtm.130821-1623)
Product version: 6.3.9600.16384
Size: 1.84 MB
Original file name: mmc.exe
Windows file protection: Yes

Resource utilization

CPU utilization averages
Total CPU: 0.0730087991%
Privileged CPU: 0.0287949867%
User CPU: 0.04421381247694%
Privileged CPU time: 2812.5 ms
Privileged CPU time /min: 442 ms
CPU cycle count: 806,211,011
CPU cycle count /min: 1,651,693,101
Memory utilization averages
Committed memory: 636.73 MB
Peak committed memory: 644.92 MB
Paged memory: 38.33 MB
Peak paged memory: 38.73 MB
Paged system memory: 483.64 KB
Non-paged system memory: 52.27 KB
Working set memory: 6.88 MB
Peak working set memory: 40.47 MB
Min working set memory: 4.19 MB
Private memory: 38.33 MB
Process I/O averages
Total read operations: 430
Read operations /min: 68
Total read transfer: 822.57 KB
Read transfer /min: 129.24 KB
Total write operations: 8
Write operations /min: 1
Total write transfer: 1.25 KB
Write transfer /min: 201 Bytes
Total other operations: 4,236
Other operations /min: 666
Total other transfer: 30.15 KB
Other Transfer /min: 4.74 KB
GUI Object Averages
GDI objects: 558
Peak GDI objects: 599
USER objects: 135
Peak USER objects: 190
Handle count average: 438
Thread count average: 15
Thread resource averages

Process details

Runs as (owner): User
Integrety level: High
Windows platform: 64-bit
Process Command
"C:\WINDOWS\system32\mmc.exe" "C:\WINDOWS\system32\compmgmt.msc" /s

Network connectivity

Windows Firewall allowed program: Yes

Image hashes

MD5: 5c0c8bc61fd4931359df11a8fcd24a45
SHA-1: 2d2c24cfb55971fbd8863d511a40e9efade17f88

PE image details

Subsystem: Windows GUI
Langauge*: Microsoft Visual C++
File entropy: 6.47013
File packed: No
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