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2% remove it98% keep it
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Office Server Extensions


Office Server Extensions is a program developed by Microsoft. The most used version is, with over 98% of all installations currently using this version. 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 8 files and is usually about 955 KB (977,920 bytes). In comparison to the total number of users, most PCs are running the OS Windows 7 (SP1) as well as Windows Vista (SP2). While about 90% of users of Office Server Extensions come from the United States, it is also popular in United Kingdom.

Program detailsProgram details

Installation folder: C:\Program Files\microsoft office\office\scripts\1033
Uninstaller: MsiExec.exe /I{00150409-78E1-11D2-B60F-006097C998E7}
(The Windows Installer is used for the installation, maintenance, and removal.)
Estimated size: 955 KB
Language: English (United States)

Program filesFiles installed by Office Server Extensions

  • ows.dll - Microsoft Office (Microsoft Office Server Extensions)
  • msows409.dll - Microsoft Office Server Extensions Localized Resources
  • owsienum.dll
  • owstimer.exe - Timer for the Microsoft Office Server Extensions

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

  • owstimer.exe runs as a service named 'Office Server Extensions Notification Service' (OWSTimer).

How do I remove Office Server Extensions?

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

Win 7 (SP1) 50%
Win Vista 25%
Windows Service? Yes
(Installs a service)
Uninstall it 2%
Keep it 98%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 50.00%
Windows Vista 50.00%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows Vista Home Premiu... 50.00%
Windows 7 Professional 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%
  United Kingdom 10.00%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Dell 50.00%
Toshiba 25.00%
Acer 25.00%
Common models
TOSHIBA Satellite L305D 25.00%
Packard Bell imedia S3210 25.00%
Dell XPS 8500 25.00%
Dell Dimension E521 25.00%

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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