"CcmExec.exe" Process on Windows 8

Q

What is the "CcmExec.exe" process on Windows 8? Is the "CcmExec.exe" process a virus? Can I terminate the "CcmExec.exe" process?

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A

"CcmExec.exe - Host Process for Microsoft Configuration Manager" process for "SMS Agent Host" service provides change and configuration services for computer management systems. It actually acts as the agent for Systems Management Server to push out patches and keeps your software updated to your computer.

On the Processes tab of "Task Manager", "CcmExec.exe" process may be listed as:

Image Name  PID  User Name   Memory   Description

CcmExec.exe 2328 SYSTEM      12,280 K Host Process for Microsoft 
                                          Configuration Manager

Additional information about "CcmExec.exe" process:

Command line:
   C:\Windows\CCM\CcmExec.exe
   
Started by: services.exe

Files used:
C:\Windows\CCM\CcmStore.sdf
C:\Windows\CCM\Logs\...
C:\Windows\CCM\ServiceData\Messaging\EndpointQueues\...
C:\Windows\System32
C:\Windows\System32\config\systemprofile\AppData\Roaming\Microsoft\SystemCertificates\My
C:\Windows\System32\en-US\KernelBase.dll.mui
C:\Windows\System32\en-US\msimsg.dll.mui

Registry keys: 
Key	HKLM\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\CCM
Key	HKLM\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Cryptography\OID\EncodingType 0\...
Key	HKLM\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\EnterpriseCertificates
Key	HKLM\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\NET Framework Setup\NDP\v4\Full
Key	HKLM\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\SMS\Mobile Client
Key	HKLM\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\SystemCertificates
Key	HKLM\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\AppCompatFlags
Key	HKLM\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\Image File Execution Options
Key	HKLM\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\PerHwIdStorage
Key	HKLM\SOFTWARE\Policies\Microsoft\SystemCertificates
Key	HKLM\SYSTEM\ControlSet001\Control\Class
Key	HKLM\SYSTEM\ControlSet001\Control\CoDeviceInstallers
Key	HKLM\SYSTEM\ControlSet001\Control\DeviceClasses
Key	HKLM\SYSTEM\ControlSet001\Control\NetworkProvider\HwOrder
Key	HKLM\SYSTEM\ControlSet001\Control\Nls\CustomLocale
Key	HKLM\SYSTEM\ControlSet001\Control\Nls\Language Groups
Key	HKLM\SYSTEM\ControlSet001\Control\Nls\Locale
Key	HKLM\SYSTEM\ControlSet001\Control\Nls\Locale\Alternate Sorts
Key	HKLM\SYSTEM\ControlSet001\Control\Nls\Sorting\Versions
Key	HKLM\SYSTEM\ControlSet001\Control\Session Manager
Key	HKLM\SYSTEM\ControlSet001\Enum
Key	HKLM\SYSTEM\ControlSet001\services
Key	HKLM\SYSTEM\ControlSet001\services\crypt32
Key	HKU\.DEFAULT\Control Panel\International
Key	HKU\.DEFAULT\Software\Microsoft\SystemCertificates
Key	HKU\.DEFAULT\Software\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion
Key	HKU\.DEFAULT\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer
Key	HKU\.DEFAULT\Software\Policies\Microsoft\SystemCertificates

"CcmExec.exe" process is not a virus. You can terminate "CcmExec.exe" process or stop the "SMS Agent Host" service if you don't want it to interrupt you working on the computer, because it uses lots of CPU resources when it runs. You can restart it later, when your computer is free to let it receive updates and patches form Microsoft.

 

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