Hi, whenever I open a Microsoft Office 2010 application (Word, Excel, Outlook, etc), the following two tasks show up in task manager:
"osppsvc.exe" and "ose.exe".
The paths are:
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Microsoft Shared\OfficeSoftwareProtectionPlatform\OSPPSVC.EXE
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Microsoft Shared\Source Engine\OSE.EXE
And I found they are related to the following services:
"Office Software Protection Platform" Service
"Office Source Engine" Service
The problem is that even after closing the office 2010 application, these tasks continue active in the background (they don't close). They seem to be essential to Office 2010 applications as disabling the corresponding service will prevent the Office 2010 application from starting.
Is there any way to tweak the registry or otherwise any other option (from within Office) so that these background tasks close when no Office 2010 program is in use? Thanks.
NOTE: These background tasks were not present in Office 2007. Using Office 2010 in Windows XP Pro SP3