Desktop Window Manager in its own user context in Windows 8

Started by Jeremy Collake, August 23, 2012, 07:49:42 PM

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Jeremy Collake

DWM.EXE (Desktop Window Manager) is responsible for desktop compositing, the graphical acceleration of the painting of your deskop in NT6+. In NT 6.2 it is now isolated in a distinct user context. Each session connected user may have a DWM instance in their own distinct user contexts, I haven't checked this yet, but the number at the end of the user name suggests that possibility. I will report more as I investigate. It doesn't really matter in any way to Process Lasso, it is just a curiosity.

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