The implementation of the process lsm.exe is in relation with the Local Session Manager Service of the Microsoft Windows Operating System and is associated with the System Management task of the platform.
The presence of the lsm.exe process can be seen mostly under the Microsoft Windows Vista environment, where it functions by managing the connections related to the terminal server on the hosted machine. Under the Microsoft Windows Vista platform, the uses of the file lsm.exe are not limited to the Remote Desktop sessions that involve remote computer machine users similar to those found in Microsoft Windows XP and Windows 2003 environments.
The protocol representation of the process lsm.exe is based on RPC, which is commonly utilized for remote configuration and querying of the different aspects associated with the terminal server. As a sample of the implementation of the process lsm.exe, the protocol can be invoked to find out how many active sessions are simultaneously running on the terminal server at any given time.