Microsoft Windows Resource Kit

Srvany.exe. What is it?

Srvany.exe is part of Microsoft Windows Resource Kit.

This file belongs to Microsoft Windows NT Resource Kit. Srvany.exe is developed by Microsoft Corporation. Srvany.exe works on all post-NT versions of Windows Operating System. It’s a hidden file. Srvany.exe is usually located in the %WINDOWS% sub-folder and its usual size is 15,874 bytes.

The srvany.exe utility allows the user to run Windows applications as services. This approach has many benefits, but the main one is avoiding terminating applications during user logon/logoff and restarting them for each new user. Other benefits offered by srvany.exe include allowing server applications to service requests even when no user is logged in, and running and performing a task in an account different from the logged in user.

For information about how to create a user-defined service with srvany.exe, please refer to this Microsoft article.


The srvany.exe process is safe and you can safely disable it.


Author: MicrosoftPart Of: Microsoft Windows Resource KitCommon path(s): subfolder %WINDOWS%


Malware risk: Scan your PC for viruses and Trojans
Some viruses infect computers while disguised in the form of legitimate files, like Srvany.exe. Run an antivirus scan to ensure your PC is clean and safe.
Registry Errors: Free scan (run Registry Cleaner)Uninstallation: N/A Uninstall (run Unistall Manager)Disk & Memory Usage: N/A Free scan (run Task Manager)

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