10555: Acronis Backup & Recovery 10: Windows Processes and Services

Last update: Thu, 2014-01-30 09:12

List of Acronis Backup & Recovery 10 services and processes

This article applies to:

  • Acronis Backup & Recovery 10 Advanced Server
  • Acronis Backup & Recovery 10 Server for Windows (Standalone)
  • Acronis Backup & Recovery 10 Advanced Server - Small Business Server Edition
  • Acronis Backup & Recovery 10 Advanced Workstation
  • Acronis Backup & Recovery 10 Workstation (Standalone)
  • Acronis Backup & Recovery 10 Advanced Server - Virtual Edition

(!) For Acronis Backup & Recovery 11 see Acronis Backup & Recovery 11: Windows Services


Acronis Backup & Recovery 10 services:

Service name Component Log on as:
Acronis Managed Machine Service Acronis Agent Administrator \ Acronis account
Acronis Management Server Service Acronis Management Server Administrator \ Acronis account
Acronis Remote Agent Service Acronis Agent, Acronis License Server, Acronis Storage Node, Acronis Management Server Network Service Or LocalSystem for Win7/Vista/Win2k8
Acronis Scheduler2 Service Acronis Agent LocalSystem
Acronis Storage Node Service Acronis Storage Node Administrator \ Acronis account
Acronis VSS Provider Acronis Agent LocalSystem
Acronis PXE Server Service Acronis PXE Server LocalSystem
Acronis File Server Service Acronis PXE Server LocalSystem
SQL Server (ACRONIS) MS SQL Express 2005 (Acronis Management Server) Network Service or LocalSystem for Win7/Vista/Win2k8




Administrator\Acronis account: during program installation you are prompted to create new account for Acronis services or use an existing account. The account that you specify will be used for Acronis services.

(!) Network service and Local System are predefined local system accounts in Windows. Do not change logon type for the services that use these accounts.

See also Acronis Backup & Recovery: Required User Permissions for Local and Remote Management.


Acronis Backup & Recovery 10 processes in Windows Task Manager:

Process name Component Functionality
agent.exe Acronis Agent, Storage Node, License Server, Management Server Provides a possibility to connect remotely to Acronis components
mms.exe Acronis Managed Machine service/Acronis Agent Manages backup tasks on local machine
schedul2.exe Acronis Agent Executes scheduled tasks on certain events
schedhlp.exe Acronis Agent Notifies Scheduler2 about logon and logoff events
TrayMonitor.exe Tray Monitor Shows tray notifications about Acronis tasks and program status
TimounterMonitor.exe Management Console Allows to mount and explore .tib files
BackupAndRecoveryService.exe Acronis Agent Backup and restore operations
ManagementConsole.exe Management Console Establishes connection to Acronis components
ManagementServer.exe Management Server Centralized management of Acronis Agents
StorageServer.exe Acronis Storage Node Manages centralized vaults

(!) By default, when you install Acronis Management Server, MS SQL Express 2005 is installed on the same machine for managing program reports. Processes of MS SQL Express 2005 are sqlservr.exe and sqlwriter.exe.


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