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Should I remove Microsoft VSS Writer for SQL Server 2012 RC0?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
8% remove it92% keep it
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VersionDistribution
11.0.1750.32 100.00%

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Microsoft VSS Writer for SQL Server 2012 RC0

What is Microsoft VSS Writer for SQL Server 2012 RC0?

The SQL Writer Service provides added functionality for backup and restore of SQL Server through the Volume Shadow Copy Service framework. The SQL Writer Service is installed automatically. It must be running when the Volume Shadow Copy Service (VSS) application requests a backup or restore. To configure the service, use the Microsoft Windows Services applet. The SQL Writer Service installs on all operating systems.

Overview

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 software installer includes 9 files and is usually about 2.98 MB (3,129,344 bytes).

Program detailsProgram details

Help link: go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkId=90958
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\microsoft sql server\110\shared
Uninstaller: MsiExec.exe /I{05AEB9C6-B4D2-4EAD-926E-77943A6EC60C}
(The Windows Installer is used for the installation, maintenance, and removal.)
Estimated size: 2.98 MB
Language: English (United States)

Program filesFiles installed by Microsoft VSS Writer for SQL Server 2012 RC0

  • dbghelp.dll - Debugging Tools for Windows(R) (Windows Image Helper)
  • instapi110.dll - Microsoft SQL Server (SQL Server Instance API DLL)
  • sqlboot.dll - SQL Server Edition Settings DLL
  • sqldumper.exe - SQL External minidumper
  • sqlvdi.dll - Virtual Device Interface for BACKUP/RESTORE
  • sqlwriter.exe - SQL Server VSS Writer - 64 Bit
  • sqlwvss.dll - SQL VSS Writer VSS INTERACTION DLL
  • sqlwvss_xp.dll
  • sqlwriter_keyfile.dll - SQL Server Patch KeyFile

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

Service
  • sqlwriter.exe runs as a service named 'Enregistreur VSS SQL Server' (SQLWriter) "Fournit l'interface permettant de sauvegarder/restaurer un serveur Microsoft SQL par le biais de l'infrastructure Windows VSS.".

Program resource utilizationResource utilization averages

sqlwriter.exe
Memory:1.45 MB
21.09 MB average
Total CPU:0.0001147288%
0.031193% average
Kernel CPU:0.00007732%
0.016088% average
User CPU:0.00003741%
0.015104% average
CPU cycles/sec:2,010
8,062,084 average
I/O reads/min:0 Bytes
435.61 KB average
I/O writes/min:0 Bytes
105.02 KB average

How do I remove Microsoft VSS Writer for SQL Server 2012 RC0?

Quickly and completely remove Microsoft VSS Writer for SQL Server 2012 RC0 from your computer by downloading "Should I Remove It?", its 100% FREE and installs in seconds (click the button below).
Or, you can uninstall Microsoft VSS Writer for SQL Server 2012 RC0 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 Microsoft VSS Writer for SQL Server 2012 RC0, 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 Microsoft VSS Writer for SQL Server 2012 RC0.

OS VERSIONS
Win 7 (SP1) 60%
Win 8 40%
 
HOW IT RUNS
Windows Service? Yes
(Installs a service)
 
USER ACTIONS
Uninstall it 8%
Keep it 92%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 60.00%
Windows 8 40.00%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 20.00%
Windows 7 Professional 20.00%
Windows 10 Home 10.00%
Windows 10 Pro 10.00%
Windows 7 Enterprise 10.00%
Windows 7 Ultimate 10.00%

Distribution by countryGeography

56.25% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 56.25%
  Australia 12.50%
  Canada 6.25%
  Czech Republic 6.25%
  United Kingdom 6.25%
  Poland 6.25%
  Portugal 6.25%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Hewlett-Packard 33.33%
Lenovo 22.22%
Intel 22.22%
GIGABYTE 11.11%
Sony 11.11%
Common models
Sony VPCEB37FX 11.11%
LENOVO 89185WG 11.11%
LENOVO 41732AU 11.11%
INTELR AWRDACPI 11.11%
HP Pavilion TS 15 Noteboo... 11.11%
HP Pavilion g7 Notebook P... 11.11%

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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