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Should I remove CA DSM DMPrimer?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
1% remove it99% keep it
Overall Sentiment
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How common is it?
Global Rank #32,738
United States Rank #28,122
Reach 0.0043%

Versions

VersionDistribution
12.9.0.338 1.64%
12.8.1.100 3.28%
12.8.0.690 3.28%
12.5.1000.767 50.82%
12.5.0.2307 32.79%
12.0.1.1378 8.20%

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CA DSM DMPrimer

What is CA DSM DMPrimer?  (from CA)

Unicenter Desktop and Server Management (Unicenter DSM) is an IT resource management solution that provides functionalities of Computer Associates’ state-of-the-art management products Unicenter Asset Management, Unicenter Software Delivery, and Unicenter Remote Control.

Overview

CA DSM DMPrimer is a software program developed by CA. The most common release is 12.5.1000.767, with over 98% of all installations currently using this version. Upon being installed, the software adds a Windows Service which is designed to run continuously in the background. Manually stopping the service has been seen to cause the program to stop functing properly. It adds a background controller service that is set to automatically run. Delaying the start of this service is possible through the service manager. The setup package generally installs about 130 files and is usually about 8.07 MB (8,458,752 bytes). Relative to the overall usage of users who have this installed on their PCs, most are running Windows 7 (SP1) and Windows XP. While about 43% of users of CA DSM DMPrimer come from the United States, it is also popular in United Kingdom and India.

Program detailsProgram details

URL: www.ca.com
Help link: support.ca.com
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\CA\
Uninstaller: MsiExec.exe /X{A312C331-2E7A-42E1-9F31-902920C402EE}
(The Windows Installer is used for the installation, maintenance, and removal.)
Estimated size: 8.07 MB

Program filesFiles installed by CA DSM DMPrimer

  • am_aguiplugin.dll - CA IT Client Manager r12 (CA IT Client Manager r12 Asset Managment Agent UI Library)
  • amAdvInvNt.exe - CA IT Client Manager r12 General Inventory for Windows NT
  • amAgentAfterCopyW.dll - CA IT Client Manager r12 AM Agent Installer After Copy
  • amagentsvc.exe - CA IT Client Manager r12 Asset Management Agent
  • amappw32.exe
  • amcam.dll - CA IT Client Manager r12 am_rscamw32
  • amdifw32.exe - CA IT Client Manager r12 Inventory Difference for Windows NT
  • amicimw32.exe - CA IT Client Manager r12 WBEM Inventory
  • amilicw32.exe
  • amiscap.exe - CA IT Client Manager r12 SCAP Inventory
  • amisww32.exe - CA IT Client Manager r12 Asset Management File Scan
  • amm2iw32.exe - CA IT Client Manager r12 AM MIF Converter
  • amMbcam.dll
  • ammbvcapiw32.dll - CA IT Client Manager r12 Asset Management Multibyte Sector API
  • ammsapi.dll - CA IT Client Manager r12 Metering Server API
  • ammsapim.dll
  • amRsapi.dll - CA IT Client Manager r12 am_rsapi
  • amRsapim.dll
  • amservice.exe - CA IT Client Manager r12 Asset Management Service Scan
  • amshelhook.dll - CA IT Client Manager r12 AM SWUsage Shelhook.dll
  • AMSMSnapshot.dll - CA IT Client Manager r12 AM SWUsage AfterCopy.dll
  • AMSMSnapshot64.dll
  • amsoftscan.exe - CA IT Client Manager r12 Asset management Software scanner
  • amSvpCmd.exe - Unicenter Asset Management - Service Desk Integration Command File Processor
  • amswmagt.exe - CA IT Client Manager r12 AM SWUsage Agent
  • amswmspwnt.exe - CA IT Client Manager r12 AM SWUsage Spawner
  • amswmwts.dll
  • amswmwts64.dll
  • amswsigscan.exe - CA IT Client Manager r12 Software Signature Scanner
  • amtoolhelp.dll - CA IT Client Manager r12 AM SWUsage Toolhelp.dll
  • amtplw32.exe - CA IT Client Manager r12 Template Inventory for Windows NT
  • AMUsageWrapper.dll
  • amUsersnt.exe - CA IT Client Manager r12 User Inventory for Windows NT
  • cacertutil.exe - CA IT Client Manager r12 Certificate Management tool
  • CAF.exe - CA IT Client Manager r12 Common Application Framework
  • cainf.dll - CA IT Client Manager r12 CA Common Asset information
  • CAMAfterCopy.dll - CA IT Client Manager r12 CAM
  • CAMUninstall.dll
  • CAUserMessageBox.dll - CA IT Client Manager r12 User message box
  • cbbcore.dll - CA IT Client Manager r12 CBB Core
  • cbbcstor.dll - CA IT Client Manager r12 CBB Certificate Store
  • cbbkstor.dll - CA IT Client Manager r12 CBB KS
  • cbbtls.dll - CA IT Client Manager r12 CBB TLS
  • ccnfAgent.exe - CA IT Client Manager r12 Common Configuration Agent
  • ccnfAgentApi.dll - CA IT Client Manager r12 CCNF agent API
  • ccnfcmda.exe - CA IT Client Manager r12 CCNF agent CLI
  • ccnfcsmplugin.dll - CA IT Client Manager r12 CCNF CSM plugin
  • ccsCmp32.dll - CA IT Client Manager r12 Software Management
  • ccsini32.dll
  • ccslck32.dll
  • ccsmagent.dll - CA IT Client Manager r12 CSM AGENT
  • ccsmagtd.exe - CA IT Client Manager r12 CSM AGENT DAEMON
  • ccsmcomm.dll - CA IT Client Manager r12 CSM COMMUNICATIONS
  • ccsmtrace.dll - CA IT Client Manager r12 CSM TRACE
  • ccsmxml.dll - CA IT Client Manager r12 CSM XML HANDLER
  • ccsscr32.dll
  • ccstoo32.dll
  • ccstrc32.dll
  • cfAfterCopyW.dll - CA IT Client Manager r12 CAF Installation AfterCopy
  • cfAgentPlugin.dll - CA IT Client Manager r12 Common Agent Resource Library
  • cfbasichwwnt.exe - CA IT Client Manager r12 Basic Hardware Inventory Collector (WNT+)

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

Service
  • CAF.exe runs as a service named 'CA DSM r11 Common Application Framework.' (caf) "Provides common services and process control for DSM products.".

How do I remove CA DSM DMPrimer?

Quickly and completely remove CA DSM DMPrimer from your computer by downloading "Should I Remove It?", its 100% FREE and installs in seconds (click the button below).
Or, you can uninstall CA DSM DMPrimer from your computer by using the Add/Remove Program feature in the Window's Control Panel.
  1. On the Start menu (for Windows 8, right-click the screen's bottom-left corner), click Control Panel, and then, under Programs, do one of the following:
    • Windows Vista/7/8: Click Uninstall a Program.
    • Windows XP: Click Add or Remove Programs.
  2. When you find the program CA DSM DMPrimer, click it, and then do one of the following:
    • Windows Vista/7/8: Click Uninstall.
    • Windows XP: Click the Remove or Change/Remove tab (to the right of the program).
  3. Follow the prompts. A progress bar shows you how long it will take to remove CA DSM DMPrimer.

OS VERSIONS
Win 7 (SP1) 64%
Win Vista (SP2) 2%
 
HOW IT RUNS
Windows Service? Yes
(Installs a service)
 
USER ACTIONS
Uninstall it 1%
Keep it 99%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 68.85%
Windows XP 18.03%
Windows 8 11.48%
Windows Vista 1.64%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Professional 42.62%
Windows 7 Enterprise 21.31%
Microsoft Windows XP 18.03%
Windows 8 Enterprise 3.28%
Windows 8 Pro 3.28%
Windows Server 2008 R2 St... 3.28%

Distribution by countryGeography

43.24% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 43.24%
  United Kingdom 5.41%
  India 5.41%
  Brazil 4.05%
  Peru 4.05%
  Colombia 4.05%
  Mexico 4.05%
  Belgium 2.70%
  Israel 2.70%
  Saudi Arabia 2.70%
  Singapore 2.70%
  South Africa 2.70%
  Pakistan 1.35%
  Taiwan 1.35%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Dell 33.90%
Hewlett-Packard 27.12%
Lenovo 23.73%
Intel 6.78%
Toshiba 3.39%
American Megatrends 1.69%
ASUS 1.69%
Sony 1.69%
Common models
VMware, Inc. VMware Virtu... 5.17%
HP Compaq Elite 8300 SFF 3.45%
Dell Latitude E6430 3.45%
HP ProBook 430 G1 3.45%
Dell OptiPlex 9020 3.45%
Dell OptiPlex 7010 3.45%

Publisher URL: www.ca.com

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