What is mr2kserv.exe?

The genuine mr2kserv.exe file is a software component of Dell OpenManage Server by Broadcom.
"Mr2Kserv.exe" is a Windows service installed by Dell OpenManage software by LSI Corporation to monitor Plug and Play disk drives which belong to the SAS ("serial attached SCSI") RAID ("redundant array of inexpensive disks") storage device array being managed by a workstation or server. The OpenManage software suite includes Array Manager and OpenManage Storage Services (OMSS); if either of those is running then the "mr2kserv.exe" process monitors the storage devices in the array. It is removed if the Control Panel uninstalls "Dell OpenManage." LSI Corporation was founded in 1981 in Milpitas, CA, USA, to design semiconductors and software critical to storage and networking in mobile networks and datacenters. Since then LSI acquired American Megatrends and Agere Systems before itself being acquired by Avago Technologies in 2013 which then merged with Broadcom. LSI SAS RAID controllers are sold under LSI's brand and under multiple OEM brand names.

MR2KServ stands for MegaRAID 2K PnP Storage Unit Manager Interface Service

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 mr2kserv.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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Mr2kserv.exe file information

Windows Task Manager with mr2kserv
Mr2kserv.exe process in Windows Task Manager

The process known as MR2K+ PnP manager interface service or mr2kserv Module belongs to software Dell OpenManage Server or mr2kserv Module or Dell OpenManage Server Administrator by LSI Logic (

Description: Mr2kserv.exe is not essential for the Windows OS and causes relatively few problems. The file mr2kserv.exe is located in a subfolder of "C:\Program Files". Known file sizes on Windows 10/8/7/XP are 69,632 bytes (57% of all occurrences) or 57,344 bytes. 
The program is not visible. The file is not a Windows core file. Therefore the technical security rating is 43% dangerous; however you should also read the user reviews.

Uninstalling this variant: If you encounter difficulties with mr2kserv.exe, you can also do the following:
  1) uninstall the associated program (Start > Control Panel > Uninstall a Program > Dell OpenManage Server or Dell OpenManage)
  2) consult Dell’s Customer Service
  3) verify that you have installed the latest version.

Recommended: Identify mr2kserv.exe related errors

Important: Some malware camouflages itself as mr2kserv.exe, particularly when located in the C:\Windows or C:\Windows\System32 folder. Therefore, you should check the mr2kserv.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

part of the Dell Open Manage software suite, i believe it is the RAID array manager
  Seth Herr   (further information)
Dell Open Management software installs this service
Dell Array Manager utility - C:\Program Files\Dell\OpenManage\Array Manager\mr2kserv.exe
  Douglas Burrill  
Dell OpenManage Array Manager
  Jerry Kizziar   (further information)
Dell Openmanage software
Tis indeed part of Dell openmanage software.
Dell Array Management Uitility
can be seen on non-dell machines with raid too
Part of Fujitsu Siemens RAID array manager - use regedit to view more information about the service : HKLM\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Services\mr2kserv
  Jurgen Cauwenbergh  
part of Fujitsu Raid Management

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Summary: Average user rating of mr2kserv.exe: based on 11 votes with 10 user comments. 9 users think mr2kserv.exe is essential for Windows or an installed application. 2 users think it's probably harmless.

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Best practices for resolving mr2kserv issues

A clean and tidy computer is the key requirement for avoiding problems with mr2kserv. 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 mr2kserv.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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