What is dsm_om_connsvc32.exe?

The genuine dsm_om_connsvc32.exe file is a software component of Dell OpenManage Server Administrator by Dell.
Dell OpenManage Server Administrator is an administration tool for managing systems locally and remotely over a network. Dsm_om_connsvc32.exe runs the connection service for the Dell OpenManage Server Administrator. This is not an essential Windows process and can be disabled if known to create problems. OpenManage Server Administrator (OMSA) falls under the Dell OpenManage is set of systems management applications. OpenManage Server Administrator was designed to allow the administration of individual servers either through the operating system via the command-line interface (CLI), or a graphical-user-interface (GUI) via a web-based-browser. OMSA is available for the Windows and Linux platforms. Dell Inc. is an American company that develops, distributes, repairs and supports computer related products and services all across the world. Founded by Michael Dell in 1984, today it sits at number 51 in the Fortune 500 list. With many new corporate acquisitions under its belt, such as Alienware, a company that produces custom gaming rigs. Dell is one of the largest technological corporations in the world, employing more than 103,300 people worldwide.

dsm_om_connsvc32 stands for Dell Server Manager and OpenManage Connection Service (32-bit)

The .exe extension on a filename indicates an executable file. Executable files may, in some cases, harm your computer. Therefore, please read below to decide for yourself whether the dsm_om_connsvc32.exe on your computer is a Trojan that you should remove, or whether it is a file belonging to the Windows operating system or to a trusted application.

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Dsm_om_connsvc32.exe file information

The process known as Internet Server NT Service belongs to software Dell OpenManage Server or Dell OpenManage Server Administrator by Dell (

Description: Dsm_om_connsvc32.exe is not essential for the Windows OS and causes relatively few problems. The dsm_om_connsvc32.exe file is located in a subfolder of "C:\Program Files". Known file sizes on Windows 10/8/7/XP are 56,096 bytes (50% of all occurrences), 41,075 bytes or 55,208 bytes. 
The program is not visible. The dsm_om_connsvc32.exe file is not a Windows core file. The program listens for or sends data on open ports to a LAN or the Internet. Dsm_om_connsvc32.exe is digitally signed. Therefore the technical security rating is 56% dangerous, however you should also read the user reviews.

Uninstalling this variant: The developer Dell provides a website for help and for updates. There is also an uninstaller (Control Panel ⇒ Uninstall a Program ⇒ Dell OpenManage Server or Dell OpenManage Server Administrator).

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Important: Some malware camouflages itself as dsm_om_connsvc32.exe, particularly when located in the C:\Windows or C:\Windows\System32 folder. Therefore, you should check the dsm_om_connsvc32.exe process on your PC to see if it is a threat. We recommend Security Task Manager for verifying your computer's security. This was one of the Top Download Picks of The Washington Post and PC World.


User Comments

Provides remote/local access to Server Administrator from any
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Summary: Average user rating of dsm_om_connsvc32.exe: based on 1 vote with 1 user comment. One user thinks dsm_om_connsvc32.exe is essential for Windows or an installed application.

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Best practices for resolving dsm_om_connsvc32 issues

A clean and tidy computer is the key requirement for avoiding problems with dsm_om_connsvc32. This means running a scan for malware, cleaning your hard drive using 1cleanmgr and 2sfc /scannow, 3uninstalling programs that you no longer need, checking for Autostart programs (using 4msconfig) and enabling Windows' 5Automatic Update. Always remember to perform periodic backups, or at least to set restore points.

Should you experience an actual problem, try to recall the last thing you did, or the last thing you installed before the problem appeared for the first time. Use the 6resmon command to identify the processes that are causing your problem. Even for serious problems, rather than reinstalling Windows, you are better off repairing of your installation or, for Windows 8 and later versions, executing the 7DISM.exe /Online /Cleanup-image /Restorehealth command. This allows you to repair the operating system without losing data.

To help you analyze the dsm_om_connsvc32.exe process on your computer, the following programs have proven to be helpful: ASecurity Task Manager displays all running Windows tasks, including embedded hidden processes, such as keyboard and browser monitoring or Autostart entries. A unique security risk rating indicates the likelihood of the process being potential spyware, malware or a Trojan. BMalwarebytes Anti-Malware detects and removes sleeping spyware, adware, Trojans, keyloggers, malware and trackers from your hard drive.

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