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Should I remove Microsoft VSS Writer for SQL Server 2014 CTP1?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
8% remove it92% keep it
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VersionDistribution
11.0.9120.5 100.00%

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Microsoft VSS Writer for SQL Server 2014 CTP1

Overview

Microsoft VSS Writer for SQL Server 2014 CTP1 is a program developed by Microsoft. 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 2.93 MB (3,067,904 bytes). In comparison to the total number of users, most PCs are running the OS Windows 8 as well as Windows 7 (SP1). While about 90% of users of Microsoft VSS Writer for SQL Server 2014 CTP1 come from the United States, it is also popular in Brazil.

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{5B424FA6-F4D7-4652-86BE-D44F76E154A7}
(The Windows Installer is used for the installation, maintenance, and removal.)
Estimated size: 2.93 MB
Language: English (United States)

Program filesFiles installed by Microsoft VSS Writer for SQL Server 2014 CTP1

  • 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 Library
  • 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.".

How do I remove Microsoft VSS Writer for SQL Server 2014 CTP1?

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Or, you can uninstall Microsoft VSS Writer for SQL Server 2014 CTP1 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 2014 CTP1, 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 2014 CTP1.

OS VERSIONS
Win 8 75%
Win 7 (SP1) 25%
 
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 8 75.00%
Windows 7 25.00%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 8.1 50.00%
Windows Server 2012 Datac... 25.00%
Windows 7 Home Premium 25.00%

Distribution by countryGeography

90.00% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 90.00%
  Brazil 10.00%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Hewlett-Packard 50.00%
ASUS 50.00%
Common models
HP ProLiant ML310e Gen8 v... 33.33%
ASUSTeK Q501LA 33.33%
ASUS All Series 33.33%

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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