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High memory on DFSSvc.exe (Dell.DFS.Agent.WinService).


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#1 tomx2x

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Posted 30 January 2015 - 05:34 PM

Hi.

 

I just purchase a Dell XPS 13 I5 processor win 8.1. I have a executable in task manager DfSSvc.exe (Dell.DFS.Agent.WinService) that appears to show a very high memory allocation in Task Manager 89,388K.

 

Can someone explain what this is used for?

Is this memory to high for this object?

Is there a fix to reduce this obj?

Can I end this task?

 

Thanks.

TC.

 

 



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Posted 30 January 2015 - 05:55 PM

I've noticed you posted the same question at quite a few different websites.  I'd be interested to know what kind of a response you get from Dell.  As it appears to be one of their programs.



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Posted 30 January 2015 - 06:49 PM

@YeahBleeping.

 

This info came from Microsoft, but this was related to a 2003 server.

 

This was the response from MS back in 2003:

 

The Distributed File System service (Dfssvc.exe) may take too much memory and use too much of the system resources on a Microsoft Windows Server 2003-baseThis problem may occur if a binary large object (BLOB) is corrupted.

Note The Distributed File System (DFS) configuration data for a domain DFS is stored as binary large object (BLOB) data in the Active Directory directory service.d domain controller. When this problem occurs, the domain controller may become unresponsive.



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Posted 30 January 2015 - 07:26 PM

@YeahBleeping.

 

Doing a little more research, I found Dfssvc.exe is part of Dell Foundation Services which uses tool Dell Data Protection Encryption.

Since I will not be using any  Dell Encryption software, I have stopped Dell Data Protection services in task manager.

Memory for Dfssvc has gone down.

 

I still want a clarification from Dell regarding this matter.

 

TC.






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