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What percent of users and experts removed it?
4% remove it96% keep it
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How common is it?
Global Rank #16,430
United States Rank #14,183
Reach 0.0180%
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 5.61 days
165.55 days >
Average installed length: 86.98 days


2.2.1 22.22%
2.2 19.44%
2.1.1 15.08%
2.1 4.37%
2.0.1 22.62%
2.0 4.76%
1.2.1 4.37%
1.2.0 2.38%
1.1 2.78%
1.0.1 0.40%
1.0.0 1.59%

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Dell Client Configuration Toolkit

What is Dell Client Configuration Toolkit?

The Dell Client Configuration Tool Kit is provided to configure BIOS options. Support CCTK GUI and a large number of BIOS options.

About  (from Dell)

The Dell™ Client Configuration Toolkit (CCTK) software provides BIOS configuration capability to Dell business client platforms: Dell OptiPlex™ desktops, Dell Latitude™ laptops, and Dell Precision™ workstations. This product consists of a command-line utility (cctk.exe) to configure various BIOS features and documentat...  Read more


Dell Client Configuration Toolkit is a software program developed by Dell. The most common release is 2.0.1, 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. 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. A scheduled task is added to Windows Task Scheduler in order to launch the program at various scheduled times (the schedule varies depending on the version). The primary executable is named dchcfg32.exe. The setup package generally installs about 249 files and is usually about 45.86 MB (48,091,861 bytes). The installed file DellClientSystemUpdate.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 8. While about 47% of users of Dell Client Configuration Toolkit come from the United States, it is also popular in Germany and United Kingdom.

Program detailsProgram details

URL: www.dell.com/support/drivers/us/en/04/DriverDetails?driverId=R304287
Help link: support.dell.com
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\Dell\
Uninstaller: MsiExec.exe /I{C8EA30FC-B20B-465E-9D8A-CDDC09EA72D4}
(The Windows Installer is used for the installation, maintenance, and removal.)
Estimated size: 45.86 MB
Language: English (United States)

Program filesFiles installed by Dell Client Configuration Toolkit

Program executable:dchcfg32.exe
Name:Dell(R) Hardware Abstraction
HAPI Config Utility
Path:C:\Program Files\Dell\CCTK\X86\HAPI\dchcfg32.exe
Additional files:
  • bcmpeerapi.dll - DW WLAN Card Peernet Wireless Network API
  • WLTRAY.EXE - DW WLAN Card Wireless Network Tray Applet
  • BCMWLTRY.EXE - DW WLAN Card Wireless Network Controller
  • WLTRYSVC.EXE - DW WLAN Card Wireless Network Service
  • bcmwlu00.exe - Dell Wireless WLAN Card Uninstaller
  • cctkgui.exe - Dell Client Configuration Toolkit
  • controllibrary.dll - Control Library
  • DDisks.dll (by Dell Inc) - OpenManage Client Instrumentation (DDisks Module)
  • DellWMI.dll - WMI Module
  • DEvents.dll (by Dell Inc) - DEvents Module
  • dmonitor.dll - dmonitor Module
  • dpccard.dll - dpccard Module
  • dpci.dll - dpci Module
  • dsmbios.dll - dsmbios Module
  • dsysInfo.dll - SysInfo Module
  • Iap.exe - Iap Module
  • IndiCons.dll - IndiCons Module
  • IndiProv.dll - IndiProv Module
  • DBRM.exe - Dell Backup and Recovery Manager
  • DBRM.resources.dll
  • RestoreSystem.exe - Restore your system software to a saved system image.
  • dcadpt32.dll - Dell(R) Instrumentation Service (Adapter Data Populator)
  • dccoop32.dll - Cost Of Ownership Data Populator
  • dcicfg32.exe - Configuration Utility
  • dcicfl32.dll - Dell Systems Management Instrumentation Config Library
  • dcifru32.dll - Field Replaceable Unit Data Populator
  • dcisep32.dll - Instrumentation Service Event Plugin Implementer
  • dclra32.dll - LRA Data Populator
  • dcosp32.dll - Operating System Data Populator
  • dcsbpp32.dll - SMBIOS Probe Data Populator
  • dcsfru32.dll - Field Replaceable Unit MIB Implementer
  • dcship32.dll - Server Administrator HIPWrap SMIL API
  • dcsnis32.dll - Instrumentation MIB Implementer
  • dcwfm32.dll - Wired For Management Data Populator
  • DsiaSrv32.exe - Dell OpenManage Inventory Agent
  • trpsim32.dll - Event Simulation Data Populator
  • dchapi32.dll - Dell(R) Hardware Abstraction (Dell HAPI Library)
  • dchapi64.dll
  • dchbas32.dll - HAPI Base Library
  • dchbas64.dll
  • dchcfg64.exe - HAPI Config Utility
  • dchcfl32.dll - Dell Systems Management Hardware Config Library
  • dchcfl64.dll
  • dchesm32.dll - HAPI ESM Library
  • dchipm32.dll - HAPI IPMI Library
  • dchipm64.dll
  • dchtst32.exe - HAPI Test Utility
  • dchtst64.exe
  • dchtvm32.dll - HAPI TVM Library
  • dciwds32.exe - Dell HAPI WDM Driver Service Controller
  • dcmdev32.exe - WDM Driver Manager
  • dcmdev64.exe
  • dcwipm32.dll - Dell WMI-IPMI Session Library
  • hapint.exe - Hapi Installer
  • hapint64.exe
  • omsacntl.exe - OMSA Service Controller
  • WiFiLocator.exe - Wi-Fi Catcher/Radio Control
  • Apply.dll - Dell Client System Update (Apply)
  • CompareFilter.dll - CompareFilter
  • Core.dll - Core

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

Scheduled Task
  • DellClientSystemUpdate.exe is scheduled as a task named 'Client System Aktualisierung' (runs monthly on Sundays at 01:29).
6 Services
  • DsiaSrv32.exe runs as a service named 'DSM CM Inventory Agent' (dsiasrv) "This service runs the Dell OpenManage Inventory Collector at boot time.".
  • WLTRYSVC.EXE runs as a service named 'DW WLAN Tray Service' (wltrysvc) "Provides automatic configuration for the 802.11 adapter using the Broadcom supplicant.".
  • KSWMeterSvc.exe runs as a service named 'Dell KACE Software Meter' (Dell KACE Software Meter) "Manages the Dell KACE Software Meter application".
  • AMPAgent.exe runs as a service named 'Dell KACE Agent' (AMPAgent) "Manages connections between agent and server.".
  • Iap.exe runs as a service named 'Iap' (Iap) "Provides routing services for components of Dell OpenManage Client Instrumentation (OMCI).".
  • NicConfigSvc.exe runs as a service named 'NICCONFIGSVC' (NICCONFIGSVC) "Configure your Internal Network Card power management settings.".
Startup File (All Users Run)
  • quickset.exe is loaded in the all users (HKLM) registry as a startup file name 'Dell QuickSet' which loads as C:\Program Files\Dell\QuickSet\quickset.exe.

How do I remove Dell Client Configuration Toolkit?

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

Win 7 (SP1) 62%
Win Vista (SP2) 0%
Automatically starts? Yes
(Found in the run registry)
Uninstall it 4%
Keep it 96%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 65.22%
Windows 8 17.39%
Windows XP 16.60%
Windows Vista 0.79%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Professional 30.56%
Microsoft Windows XP 16.67%
Windows 7 Enterprise 15.87%
Windows 7 Ultimate 15.08%
Windows 8.1 Pro 5.95%
Windows 8 Pro 2.78%

Distribution by countryGeography

47.14% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 47.14%
  Germany 4.71%
  United Kingdom 4.38%
  Netherlands 4.04%
  France 3.03%
  Australia 2.36%
  MA 2.02%
  South Africa 2.02%
  Norway 1.68%
  India 1.68%
  Canada 1.68%
  Japan 1.68%
  United Arab Emirates 1.35%
  Saudi Arabia 1.01%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Dell 95.16%
Acer 2.82%
Intel 0.40%
Hewlett-Packard 0.40%
ASUS 0.40%
Alienware 0.40%
Samsung 0.40%
Common models
Dell Latitude E6420 5.28%
Dell Latitude E6520 4.47%
Dell Latitude E6430 4.47%
Dell Latitude E6410 2.85%
Dell Precision M6600 2.85%
Dell Latitude E6400 2.85%

About Dell

Dell manufactures, sells and supports computers and related products and services.
Publisher URL: www.dell.com


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