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Should I remove SQL Server Browser for SQL Server 2012?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
9% remove it91% keep it
Overall Sentiment
Excellent
What do people think about it?
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How common is it?
Global Rank #2,285
United States Rank #2,725
Reach 0.3214%
Installation trends (last 30 days)
Uninstallation trends (last 30 days)
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 9.18 days
270.76 days >
Average installed length: 142.26 days

Versions

VersionDistribution
11.3.6020.0 0.16%
11.2.5058.0 15.11%
11.1.3000.0 31.31%
11.1.2809.24 0.02%
11.0.2100.60 53.38%
11.0.2100.57 0.02%

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SQL Server Browser for SQL Server 2012

What is SQL Server Browser for SQL Server 2012?  (from Microsoft)

The SQL Server Browser program runs as a Windows service. SQL Server Browser listens for incoming requests for Microsoft SQL Server resources and provides information about SQL Server instances installed on the computer. For each instance of the Database Engine and SSAS, the SQL Server Browser service (sqlbrowser) prov...  Read more

Overview

SQL Server Browser for SQL Server 2012 is a software program developed by Microsoft. The most common release is 11.0.2100.60, with over 98% of all installations currently using this version. 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 programs's main executable is sqlbrowser.exe and has been seen to consume an average CPU of less than one percent, and utilizes about 10.33 MB of memory. The setup package generally installs about 6 files and is usually about 4.33 MB (4,538,368 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 40% of users of SQL Server Browser for SQL Server 2012 come from the United States, it is also popular in United Kingdom and India.

Program detailsProgram details

Help link: go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkId=90959
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\microsoft sql server\110\shared
Uninstaller: MsiExec.exe /X{4B9E6EB0-0EED-4E74-9479-F982C3254F71}
(The Windows Installer is used for the installation, maintenance, and removal.)
Estimated size: 4.33 MB
Language: English (United States)

Program filesFiles installed by SQL Server Browser for SQL Server 2012

Program executable:sqlbrowser.exe
Name:Microsoft SQL Server
SQL Browser Service EXE
Path:C:\Program Files\microsoft sql server\90\shared\sqlbrowser.exe
MD5:e9254892a2d74e537bad3092f0f8ee40
he SQL Server Browser program runs as a Windows service. SQL Server Browser listens for incoming requests for Microsoft SQL Server resources and provides information about SQL Server instances installed on the computer.
Additional files:
  • msmdredir.dll - Microsoft SQL Server Analysis Services (Microsoft SQL Server Analysis Services Redirector)
  • dbghelp.dll - Debugging Tools for Windows(R) (Windows Image Helper)
  • instapi110.dll - Microsoft SQL Server (SQL Server Instance API DLL)
  • sqldumper.exe - SQL External minidumper

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

Service
  • sqlbrowser.exe runs as a service named 'SQL Server-Browser' (SQLBrowser) "Stellt Clientcomputern SQL Server-Verbindungsinformationen bereit.".

Program resource utilizationResource utilization averages

sqlbrowser.exe
Memory:10.33 MB
21.09 MB average
Total CPU:0.0011248122%
0.031193% average
Kernel CPU:0.00042648%
0.016088% average
User CPU:0.00069833%
0.015104% average
CPU cycles/sec:184,297
8,062,084 average
I/O reads/min:4 Bytes
435.61 KB average
I/O writes/min:4 Bytes
105.02 KB average

How do I remove SQL Server Browser for SQL Server 2012?

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

HOW IT RUNS
Windows Service? Yes
(Installs a service)
 
USER ACTIONS
Uninstall it 9%
Keep it 91%
 
GLOBAL RANK
#2,285

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 50.45%
Windows 8 48.77%
Windows Vista 0.73%
Windows XP 0.04%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Professional 18.37%
Windows 7 Ultimate 13.63%
Windows 7 Home Premium 12.67%
Windows 8.1 Pro 12.34%
Windows 8.1 9.00%
Windows 8 Pro 5.12%

Distribution by countryGeography

39.82% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 39.82%
  United Kingdom 4.24%
  India 4.14%
  Canada 3.22%
  Germany 2.61%
  Netherlands 2.32%
  France 2.10%
  Mexico 1.96%
  Australia 1.87%
  Brazil 1.83%
  Iran 1.83%
  Turkey 1.67%
  Italy 1.49%
  Belgium 1.47%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Dell 28.09%
Hewlett-Packard 24.20%
ASUS 12.78%
Acer 8.57%
Lenovo 6.85%
Toshiba 5.83%
GIGABYTE 4.61%
Samsung 3.66%
Intel 2.47%
Apple 0.88%
MSI 0.85%
Alienware 0.75%
Common models
ASUS All Series 5.02%
HP Pavilion dv6 Notebook ... 4.01%
HP Pavilion dv7 Notebook ... 3.47%
HP Pavilion g6 Notebook P... 2.65%
Dell Inspiron N5110 2.55%
VMware, Inc. VMware Virtu... 2.46%

About Microsoft

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Publisher URL: www.microsoft.com

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