"Office Source Engine - OSE.EXE" Service on Windows 7

Q

What is "Office Source Engine" in my Windows 7 service list? And how is "Office Source Engine" service related to OSE.EXE?

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A

"Office Source Engine" is a Windows 7 service that "Saves installation files used for updates and repairs and is required for the downloading of Setup updates and Watson error reports." "Office Source Engine" service is provided by OSE.EXE EXE file.

Detailed information on "Office Source Engine" service:

Service name: ose
Display name: Office Source Engine
Execution command: 
   C:\Program Files\Common Files\Microsoft Shared\Source Engine\OSE.EXE
Start type: Manual
Service status: Stopped
Dependencies: None

"Office Source Engine" service is provided by an EXE file called: OSE.EXE:

Name: OSE.EXE
Location: C:\Windows\System32\OSE.EXE
Description: Office Source Engine
File version: 6.1.7601.17514
Size: 145 KB (149,352 bytes)
Modified: Saturday, January 09, 2010, 9:18:00 PM
Product name: Office Source Engine
Vendor: Microsoft Corporation

Disabling "Office Source Engine" service should not cause any issues when running Windows 7 system.

 

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