What is lsm.exe, Local Session Manager Service Information

As you people know that we are writing about the Windows system processes so today we are going to share some bits of knowledge with our readers about the lsm.exe process.

What is lsm.exe

The lsm.exe, Local Session Manager Service is a part of Windows operating system, included by Microsoft. lsm.exe process works in the collaboration of System Management task and its main function is to manage the connections related to servers on the hosted machines but in Windows Vista it works much more as it is also responsible for the sessions when you login to your PC itself, so it means lsm.exe handle with all sessions of a system either the remote desktop sessions or local system sessions.

Can we remove lsm.exe?

The lsm.exe process is a critical Windows process and must keep running all the time and users should not try to remove or delete it.

Is lsm.exe a virus?

The original lsm.exe process is not a virus but there are possibilities that some viruses resides on your system by using the same name as lsm.exe, so in that case users must scan system through a reliable anti-virus program to eliminate those viruses.

Where is lsm.exe located?

In Windows lsm.exe resides on the directory path, C:\Windows\System32. The drive letter may differ than C: on your system if you have installed your Windows 7 or Vista OS on some other drive.

4 comments… add one
Div May 5, 2010, 6:11 pm

its local session manager in windows 7 and vista

Papa Dingo July 14, 2011, 6:30 am

Running WIN7
I have LMS.EXE in a few directories.. all under windows..
* system32.. which is apparently OK..
* system32\en-us prob OK has .mui as it’s suffix
* winsxs\backup OK I guess..
* softwaredistribution\download OK?
* C:\Windows\winsxs\x86_microsoft-windows-t..localsessionmanager_31bf3856ad364e35_6.1.7600.16385_none_a51b22e46bde44fe I assume this is an UPDATE that has come down for the system at some time..

There aren’t any occurring out side of the Windows directory.. Am I right in assuming all is Good here?

ron cohen February 18, 2014, 2:39 am

End LSM service for me please?

Rizape August 29, 2014, 4:08 am

I accidentally terminated my legit LSM.exe process believing it was a virus, after being unable to fix windows through any available options I found, I’ve been attempting to install a new os through usb to no avail. HELP!

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