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wmiprvse#1, smsapm32

I see two processes wmiprvse#1 ( with avg 1590793 pages/sec ) and smsapm32 (with avg. 265125 pages/sec) in my Performance counters. What are these Services? Can I stop these services ? They are affecting my SQL server performance.

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Are you running SMS services on teh SQL Server?
Then you tend to see these counters and it is advised to keep the SQL on a dedicated server and avoid any sharing of resources if the performance is degraded drastically. Satya SKJ
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Yes, SMS service is running. The server is a dedicated one.
I think that sms is a part of Windows component and should be running The server is in cluster env. Stopping this service will impact anything ?