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Code42 Support

SharePlan Processes

Applies to:

    Overview

    This article lists and defines the SharePlan processes on OS X and Windows devices.  

    OS X

    SharePlan App

    The SharePlan app is SharePlan's main user interface. It is accessed via the SharePlan icon in the menu bar and provides options for viewing and managing plans, members, and settings.

    • Process name: SharePlan
    • Location: /Applications/SharePlan.app
    • Runs as: User
    • Starts automatically: Yes
    • Always running: Unless the user manually quits the app, but it will start up again on reboot.

    Code42 Service

    • Process name: Code42 Service
    • Location: ~/Library/Code42/Code 42 Service.app
    • Application data: ~/Library/Application Support/Code42Service/
    • Runs as: User
    • Starts automatically: Yes
    • Always running: Yes

    The Code42 service responsibilities include:

    • Communicate with servers and other SharePlan clients
    • Provide data for the SharePlan app and the Finder
    • File watching
    • File handling, including synchronizing shared folders and files
    • Plan management
    • Transport files over the network
    • Data de-duplication

    Finder Enhancements

    Finder enhancements provide SharePlan icon overlays, the right-click menu, and a sidebar icon.

    • Process name: com.code42.service.FinderExtensionInjector
    • Location: /Library/PrivilegedHelperTools/com.code42.service.FinderExtensionInjector
    • Runs as: Root
    • Starts automatically: Yes
    • Always running: Yes
    • Required for SharePlan to function: No

    Windows

    SharePlan App

    The SharePlan app is SharePlan's main user interface. It is accessed via the SharePlan icon in the task bar and provides options for viewing and managing plans, members, and settings.

    • Process name: Code42Tray.exe
    • Type: Process
    • Runs as: User
    • Starts automatically: Yes
    • Always running: Yes, unless the user manually quits the app, but it will start up again on reboot.
    • Required for SharePlan to function: Syncing continues if the app is closed, but the app is required to access and change settings.

    Code42 Service

    • Process name: Code42Service.exe
    • Type: Windows Service
    • Runs as: Local System account
    • Starts automatically: Yes
    • Always running: Yes
    • Required for SharePlan to function: Yes

    The Code42 service responsibilities include:

    • Communicate with servers and other SharePlan clients
    • Provide data for the SharePlan app and Windows Explorer
    • File watching
    • File handling, including synchronizing shared folders and files
    • Plan management
    • Transport files over the network
    • Data de-duplication

    Explorer Extension

    Explorer Extension provides overlay icons on files and folders and add context menus when working within Windows Explorer. It is a dll that is registered with Explorer upon installation.

    • Process name: Code42Extension.dll
    • Type: DLL
    • Runs as: User
    • Starts automatically: Yes
    • Always running: Yes
    • Required for SharePlan to function: Syncing continues without the extension, but right-click functionality and overlay icons will not work without the extension.