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Should I remove SQL Server Browser para SQL Server 2012?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
7% remove it93% keep it
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11.2.5058.0 6.56%
11.1.3000.0 28.96%
11.1.2845.0 0.55%
11.0.2100.60 63.93%

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SQL Server Browser para SQL Server 2012

What is SQL Server Browser para 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


SQL Server Browser para 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 setup package generally installs about 6 files and is usually about 4.34 MB (4,554,752 bytes). Relative to the overall usage of users who have this installed on their PCs, most are running Windows 8 and Windows 7 (SP1). While about 33% of users of SQL Server Browser para SQL Server 2012 come from Brazil, it is also popular in Mexico and Spain.

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{7C219CA2-CBA3-4F34-8EE2-E12AAFC30D93}
(The Windows Installer is used for the installation, maintenance, and removal.)
Estimated size: 4.34 MB
Language: Spanish (Spain)

Program filesFiles installed by SQL Server Browser para SQL Server 2012

  • 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
  • sqlbrowser.exe - SQL Browser Service EXE
  • sqlbrowser_keyfile.dll - SQL Server Patch KeyFile

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

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

Program resource utilizationResource utilization averages

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 para SQL Server 2012?

Quickly and completely remove SQL Server Browser para 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 para 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 para 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 para SQL Server 2012.

Win 8 52%
Win Vista (SP2) 1%
Windows Service? Yes
(Installs a service)
Uninstall it 7%
Keep it 93%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 8 51.91%
Windows 7 47.54%
Windows Vista 0.55%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Professional 19.13%
Windows 7 Ultimate 18.03%
Windows 8.1 Pro 14.21%
Windows 8 Pro 9.84%
Windows 8.1 Single Langua... 9.29%
Windows 7 Home Premium 6.56%

Distribution by countryGeography

32.93% of installs come from Brazil
Which countries install it?
  Brazil 32.93%
  Mexico 19.51%
  Spain 14.02%
  Peru 9.15%
  Colombia 3.66%
  Chile 3.05%
  Ecuador 3.05%
  United States 3.05%
  Argentina 2.44%
  El Salvador 1.83%
  BO 1.22%
  Paraguay 1.22%
  Nicaragua 0.61%
  Dominican Republic 0.61%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Dell 22.61%
Hewlett-Packard 21.74%
Acer 13.04%
Samsung 10.43%
ASUS 10.43%
Lenovo 7.83%
Toshiba 4.35%
Intel 3.48%
Sony 1.74%
Compaq 0.87%
Common models
LENOVO 10104 1.79%
LENOVO 3493GDP 1.79%
Samsung 670Z5E 1.79%
MSI MS-7309 1.79%
Dell Vostro 3500 1.79%
VMware, Inc. VMware Virtu... 1.79%

About Microsoft

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Publisher URL: www.microsoft.com


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