I see oobechk.exe running on a Windows 2008 Server. What is it? Is it safe?

  • You can find this information just searching for the process name on google. – Diogo Sep 2 '11 at 20:23
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    "Just Google it" is really only valid for general reference questions. The top Google result for oobechk.exe isn't that great; I bet SU can do better. Although I'm not sure we want to encourage a flood of "is this process safe?" posts. – Pops Sep 2 '11 at 20:30
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    Evan, I'm editing to make the change suggested by @techie because oobechk has lots of results and oobenchk only has two, both pointing at this page. Feel free to roll back if it really is with the n, and sorry in advance. – Pops Sep 2 '11 at 20:31
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    Yea, I meant oobechk.exe good catch @Lord Torgamus – Evan Carroll Sep 2 '11 at 20:42
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    This should be the site where people can go to find out these answers. I think it'd be great if eventually every process had a question, so that we were the definitive reference point. – Lance Roberts Sep 3 '11 at 2:51

It appears to be part of the "manage your server" wizard, possibly other functions also.

It's easy to see command-line parameters used to launch some applications, eg, the 'manage your server' wizard is started with: C:\WINDOWS\system32\oobechk.exe /LaunchMYS

Referenced on this page

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FYI, I'm 99% sure that the "oobe" part refers to

Out of Box Experience

That is, this is some "check" that runs for the first time after you install the Windows Server operating system.

Thus: oobechk.exe

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