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Should I remove SQL Server Browser for SQL Server 2014?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
8% remove it92% keep it
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How common is it?
Global Rank #7,396
United States Rank #7,315
Reach 0.0662%
Installation trends (last 30 days)
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 5.71 days
168.44 days >
Average installed length: 88.50 days


12.1.4100.1 19.57%
12.0.2000.8 80.43%

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SQL Server Browser for SQL Server 2014


SQL Server Browser for SQL Server 2014 is a program developed by Microsoft. The most used version is 12.0.2000.8, with over 98% of all installations currently using this version. The software installer includes 6 files and is usually about 4.34 MB (4,550,656 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 41% of users of SQL Server Browser for SQL Server 2014 come from the United States, it is also popular in United Kingdom and Canada.

Program detailsProgram details

Help link: go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkId=90959
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\microsoft sql server\120\shared
Uninstaller: MsiExec.exe /X{3204DE95-97D2-4261-A286-98A262E171D4}
(The Windows Installer is used for the installation, maintenance, and removal.)
Estimated size: 4.34 MB
Language: English (United States)

Program filesFiles installed by SQL Server Browser for SQL Server 2014

  • dbghelp.dll - Debugging Tools for Windows(R) (Windows Image Helper)
  • instapi120.dll - Microsoft SQL Server (SQL Server Instance API DLL)
  • msmdredir.dll - Microsoft SQL Server Analysis Services Redirector
  • sqldumper.exe - SQL External minidumper
  • sqlbrowser_keyfile.dll - SQL Server Patch KeyFile

How do I remove SQL Server Browser for SQL Server 2014?

Quickly and completely remove SQL Server Browser for SQL Server 2014 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 2014 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 2014, 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 2014.

Win 8 69%
Win 7 (SP1) 31%
Uninstall it 8%
Keep it 92%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 8 68.74%
Windows 7 31.26%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 8.1 Pro 15.70%
Windows 7 Professional 12.90%
Windows 10 Pro 11.83%
Windows 8.1 11.40%
Windows 10 Home 10.32%
Windows 7 Ultimate 7.85%

Distribution by countryGeography

41.27% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 41.27%
  United Kingdom 5.55%
  Canada 3.45%
  India 3.18%
  Turkey 2.36%
  Australia 2.18%
  Netherlands 2.18%
  Poland 2.00%
  Iran 1.91%
  Vietnam 1.36%
  Brazil 1.27%
  South Africa 1.09%
  Mexico 1.09%
  Romania 1.09%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Dell 28.72%
Hewlett-Packard 20.00%
ASUS 14.36%
Lenovo 11.62%
Acer 8.55%
Toshiba 4.27%
Samsung 2.74%
MSI 2.22%
Intel 1.37%
Gateway 1.03%
Apple 0.68%
Common models
ASUS All Series 6.60%
HP Pavilion dv6 Notebook ... 3.47%
HP Pavilion g6 Notebook P... 2.78%
HP Pavilion 15 Notebook P... 2.43%
Dell XPS 8700 2.43%
VMware, Inc. VMware Virtu... 2.08%

About Microsoft

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Publisher URL: www.microsoft.com


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