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Certificate Lifecycle Manager Client


Certificate Lifecycle Manager Client is a software program developed by Microsoft. The most common release is, with over 98% of all installations currently using this version. During setup, the program creates a startup registration point in Windows in order to automatically start when any user boots the PC. The setup package generally installs about 4 files and is usually about 674.5 KB (690,688 bytes). The installed file clmprofileupdate.exe is the auto-update component of the program which is designed to check for software updates and notify and apply them when new versions are discovered. Relative to the overall usage of users who have this installed on their PCs, most are running Windows 7 (SP1) and Windows Vista (SP2). While about 64% of users of Certificate Lifecycle Manager Client come from the United States, it is also popular in Israel and France.

Program detailsProgram details

Help link: www.microsoft.com/support
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\microsoft certificate lifecycle manager client\bin
Uninstaller: MsiExec.exe /I{1741E3D4-0118-4D1C-9C6E-10AE88E690D8}
(The Windows Installer is used for the installation, maintenance, and removal.)
Estimated size: 674.5 KB
Language: English (United States)

Program filesFiles installed by Certificate Lifecycle Manager Client

  • clmidwmsg.dll - Microsoft (R) Identity Lifecycle Manager 2007 (CLM Wrapper for idWorks)
  • clmprofileupdate.exe - Certificate Profile Update Control
  • smartcardclient.dll - CLM Smart Card Client PKCS#11
  • adkres6.dll - CLM Localizable Resources

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

Startup File (All Users Run)
  • clmprofileupdate.exe is loaded in the all users (HKLM) registry as a startup file name 'clmProfileUpdate' which loads as C:\Program Files\Microsoft Certificate Lifecycle Manager Client\Bin\clmProfileUpdate.exe.

How do I remove Certificate Lifecycle Manager Client?

Quickly and completely remove Certificate Lifecycle Manager Client from your computer by downloading "Should I Remove It?", its 100% FREE and installs in seconds (click the button below).
Or, you can uninstall Certificate Lifecycle Manager Client 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 Certificate Lifecycle Manager Client, 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 Certificate Lifecycle Manager Client.

Win 7 (SP1) 75%
Win Vista (SP2) 25%
Automatically starts? Yes
(Found in the run registry)
Uninstall it 5%
Keep it 95%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 75.00%
Windows Vista 25.00%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Enterprise 50.00%
Windows Vista Home Premiu... 12.50%
Windows 7 Ultimate 12.50%
Windows 7 Home Premium 12.50%
Windows Vista Home Basic 12.50%

Distribution by countryGeography

64.29% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 64.29%
  Israel 14.29%
  France 7.14%
  United Arab Emirates 7.14%
  United Kingdom 7.14%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Dell 57.14%
Toshiba 14.29%
Hewlett-Packard 14.29%
ASUS 14.29%
Common models
Dell Latitude E6320 12.50%
HP ProBook 650 G1 12.50%
Dell Studio 1737 12.50%
Dell Latitude E6430 12.50%
ASUSTeK K52F 12.50%
MSI MS-7592 12.50%

About Microsoft

Microsoft Corporation develops, manufactures, licenses and supports a variety of products and services related to computing.
Publisher URL: www.microsoft.com


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