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Should I remove Windows Fabric?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
1% remove it99% keep it
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How common is it?
Global Rank #33,214
United States Rank #32,590
Reach 0.0042%


1.0.976.0 42.37%
1.0.960.0 54.24%
0.3.8417.0 3.39%

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Windows Fabric

What is Windows Fabric?  (from Microsoft)

Windows Server Fabric extends Windows Server to provide enhanced hosting, management, and caching capabilities for Web applications and middle-tier services. The AppFabric hosting features add service management extensions to Internet Information Services (IIS), Windows Process Activation Service (WAS), and the .NET Fr...  Read more


Windows Fabric is a program developed by Microsoft. The most used version is 1.0.960.0, 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 28 files and is usually about 41.98 MB (44,017,649 bytes). In comparison to the total number of users, most PCs are running the OS Windows 7 (SP1) as well as Windows 8. While about 41% of users of Windows Fabric come from the United States, it is also popular in Germany and UA.

Program detailsProgram details

URL: www.microsoft.com
Help link: go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkID=236926
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\Windows Fabric\
Uninstaller: MsiExec.exe /X{DC35903C-6D48-40A1-BBDD-307E27E691A3}
(The Windows Installer is used for the installation, maintenance, and removal.)
Estimated size: 41.98 MB
Language: English (United States)

Program filesFiles installed by Windows Fabric

  • msvcr100.dll - Microsoft® Visual Studio® 2010 (Microsoft® C Runtime Library)
  • ese.dll - Microsoft® Exchange (Microsoft(R) Exchange Server Database Storage Engine)
  • eseperf.dll - Microsoft(R) Exchange Server Database Storage Engine Performance Library
  • WdfCoInstaller01009.dll - WDF Coinstaller
  • ApplicationValidator.exe - Windows Fabric (Application Validator)
  • ClrRuntimeHost.dll - Fabric Worker Process
  • CtrlCSender.exe - Ctrl C Sender
  • EncryptionUtility.exe - Windows Fabric EncryptionUtility
  • EtlReader.dll - Etl Reader
  • Fabric.exe - Windows Fabric Service
  • FabricClient.dll - Windows Fabric Client
  • FabricCommon.dll - Windows Fabric Common DLL
  • FabricDCA.exe - Data Collection Agent
  • FabricDeployer.exe - Fabric Deployer
  • FabricHost.exe - Server Fabric Host
  • FabricRuntime.dll - Windows Fabric Service Runtime
  • FabricSetup.exe - Windows Fabric Setup
  • FabricStore.dll - Windows Fabric Store
  • FabricTypeHost.exe - Windows Fabric Implicit Service Type Host
  • Fwp.exe
  • ImageBuilder.exe - Fabric Application Image Builder
  • ImageStoreClient.exe - Fabric Image Store Client
  • LeaseLayer.dll - Lease Layer API
  • MSIHiddenAppLauncher.exe - MSI Hidden Install Launcher
  • System.Fabric.dll - Fabric Library
  • System.Fabric.Management.dll - Fabric Management Library
  • System.Fabric.Management.ServiceModel.dll - Fabric Service Model Library
  • System.Fabric.Management.ServiceModel.XmlSerializers.dll - Fabric Service Model Library XML Serializers

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

  • FabricHost.exe runs as a service named 'Windows Fabric Host Service' (FabricHostSvc) "This service controls Windows Fabric process on this machine.".

How do I remove Windows Fabric?

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

Win 7 (SP1) 53%
Win 8 47%
Windows Service? Yes
(Installs a service)
Uninstall it 1%
Keep it 99%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 52.54%
Windows 8 47.46%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Professional 13.56%
Windows 7 Home Premium 13.56%
Windows 8.1 Enterprise 11.86%
Windows 8.1 Pro 10.17%
Windows 7 Ultimate 10.17%
Windows Server 2008 R2 En... 6.78%

Distribution by countryGeography

41.07% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 41.07%
  Germany 7.14%
  UA 5.36%
  United Kingdom 5.36%
  Brazil 3.57%
  Canada 3.57%
  Egypt 3.57%
  Singapore 1.79%
  TN 1.79%
  Thailand 1.79%
  Switzerland 1.79%
  Sweden 1.79%
  Greece 1.79%
  Pakistan 1.79%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Dell 31.25%
Hewlett-Packard 25.00%
Acer 10.42%
Intel 8.33%
Lenovo 8.33%
ASUS 6.25%
Samsung 4.17%
Toshiba 2.08%
Alienware 2.08%
Common models
VMware, Inc. VMware Virtu... 7.41%
Microsoft Corporation Vir... 7.41%
Dell XPS 8500 5.56%
Dell Latitude E6530 1.85%
Dell Dell System XPS L7... 1.85%
TOSHIBA Satellite S855 1.85%

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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