Re: what does wmiprvse.exe do?

From: Alex (
Date: 11/23/04

Date: 23 Nov 2004 07:13:44 -0800

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"Michael M." <> wrote in message news:<>...
> Can anyone share some information with me about the wmiprvse.exe process. I
> understand that WMI providers are loaded into this host process, but I would
> like a little more detail on what happens once they are loaded. I have an
> issue with an application I wrote that monitors information on a hardware
> device, where wmiprvse.exe starts using more and more memory to run. I
> noticed this when I was watching wmiprvse.exe in the process list of Windows
> Task Manager. I suspect that the application, which refreshes data in the
> program every few seconds from information in WMI, is possibly overburdening
> this process and that there may be a cleaner way to accomplish my goal. I am
> currently using WMIProv as the provider for the application so I think by
> default it loads into wmiprvse.exe. I am not sure if this would work but I
> have contemplated making a decoupled provider for my application. Maybe the
> application needs to handle the life of it's provider instead of
> wmiprvse.exe. Anyone have any experience with this can you please share with
> me. This is my first time up against this issue. I made a post in this group
> two days ago with the subject "wmiprvse.exe memory usage". In that post I
> pasted a sample of logs from wbemcore.log, wmiprov.log and provss.log hoping
> that someone may be able to help interpret them. If I understood better what
> goes on in that process I may see a solution to the memory leak.
> Thanks in advance.
> Michael M.