we've noticed on multiple servers that we have multiple instances of amqzxm0.exe, amqzllp0.exe, amqzlaa0.exe, amqzfuma.exe, amqxssvn.exe, amqrrmfa.exe, amqpcsea.exe, amqhasmn.exe and amqmtbrn.exe running in task manager. we run MQ Series version 5.2 on a windows 2000 server and while it doesn't appear to be a problem with the processor, we dont know if it's normal. Can you tell me why we run anywhere between 3-8 of the same process? Is this normal? Thanks for your help!