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Should I remove Microsoft VSS Writer for SQL Server "Denali" CTP3?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
5% remove it95% keep it
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Versions

VersionDistribution
11.0.1440.19 100.00%

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Microsoft VSS Writer for SQL Server "Denali" CTP3

Overview

Microsoft VSS Writer for SQL Server "Denali" CTP3 is a software program developed by Microsoft. 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 9 files and is usually about 3.3 MB (3,464,192 bytes). 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 63% of users of Microsoft VSS Writer for SQL Server "Denali" CTP3 come from the United States, it is also popular in United Kingdom and DK.

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{56A77522-C2BF-4957-BD08-6CD96290E7C3}
(The Windows Installer is used for the installation, maintenance, and removal.)
Estimated size: 3.3 MB
Language: German (Germany)

Program filesFiles installed by Microsoft VSS Writer for SQL Server "Denali" CTP3

  • 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
  • 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:2.14 MB
21.09 MB average
Total CPU:0.0000087323%
0.031193% average
Kernel CPU:0.00000685%
0.016088% average
User CPU:0.00000188%
0.015104% average
CPU cycles/sec:1,239
8,062,084 average

How do I remove Microsoft VSS Writer for SQL Server "Denali" CTP3?

Quickly and completely remove Microsoft VSS Writer for SQL Server "Denali" CTP3 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 "Denali" CTP3 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 "Denali" CTP3, 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 "Denali" CTP3.

OS VERSIONS
Win 7 (SP1) 89%
Win 8 11%
 
HOW IT RUNS
Windows Service? Yes
(Installs a service)
 
USER ACTIONS
Uninstall it 5%
Keep it 95%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 88.89%
Windows 8 11.11%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Ultimate 35.29%
Windows 7 Professional 29.41%
Windows 7 Home Premium 23.53%
Windows 10 Home 5.88%
Windows 8.1 Pro 5.88%

Distribution by countryGeography

62.50% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 62.50%
  United Kingdom 9.38%
  DK 6.25%
  Canada 3.13%
  Germany 3.13%
  France 3.13%
  Japan 3.13%
  MA 3.13%
  Thailand 3.13%
  Turkey 3.13%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Hewlett-Packard 26.67%
Dell 20.00%
Acer 20.00%
Intel 13.33%
GIGABYTE 13.33%
Lenovo 6.67%
Common models
Packard Bell EasyNote TS1... 7.14%
LENOVO 43142PU 7.14%
Hewlett-Packard SG3-350UK 7.14%
HP EliteBook 8730w 7.14%
HP EliteBook 8440p 7.14%
HP 620 7.14%

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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