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6% remove it94% keep it
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11.2.4000.06 40.00%
11.2.3000.14 40.00%
11.2.2000.05 10.00% 10.00%

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CA Unicenter DSM DMPrimer

What is CA Unicenter DSM DMPrimer?  (from CA)

DMDeploy manager will transfer DMPrimer Installer image to target and, if necessary DMBoot. This can be done through SMB shares, telnet/ftp or SSH depending on the type of target platform and the security that has been enabled on them. DMPrimer installer installs itself and CAM on the target machine using either Window...  Read more


CA Unicenter DSM DMPrimer is a program developed by CA. The most used version is 11.2.4000.06, 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 is designed to connect to the Internet and adds a Windows Firewall exception in order to do so without being interfered with. The software installer includes 42 files. In comparison to the total number of users, most PCs are running the OS Windows 7 (SP1) as well as Windows XP. While about 31% of users of CA Unicenter DSM DMPrimer come from the United States, it is also popular in India and Italy.

Program detailsProgram details

URL: www.ca.com
Help link: supportconnect.ca.com
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\CA\
Uninstaller: MsiExec.exe /X{5933CC13-52AB-4713-85DB-E72034B5697A}
(The Windows Installer is used for the installation, maintenance, and removal.)

Program filesFiles installed by CA Unicenter DSM DMPrimer

  • am_aguiplugin.dll - Unicenter DSM r11 (Unicenter DSM r11 Asset Managment Agent UI Library)
  • amAdvInvNt.exe - Unicenter DSM r11 General Inventory for Windows NT
  • amAgentAfterCopyW.dll - Unicenter DSM r11 AM Agent Installer After Copy
  • amagentsvc.exe - Unicenter DSM r11 Asset Management Agent
  • amappw32.exe
  • amdifw32.exe - Unicenter DSM r11 Inventory Difference for Windows NT
  • amicimw32.exe - Unicenter DSM r11 WBEM Inventory
  • amisww32.exe - Unicenter DSM r11 Asset Management File Scan
  • amm2iw32.exe - Unicenter DSM r11 AM MIF Converter
  • amMbcam.dll - Unicenter DSM r11 am_rscamw32
  • ammbvcapiw32.dll - Unicenter DSM r11 Asset Management Multibyte Sector API
  • ammsapim.dll - Unicenter DSM r11 Metering Server API
  • amRsapim.dll - Unicenter DSM r11 am_rsapi
  • amservice.exe - Unicenter DSM r11 Asset Management Service Scan
  • amshelhook.dll - Unicenter DSM r11 AM SWMetering Shelhook.dll
  • amsoftscan.exe - Unicenter DSM r11 Asset management Software scanner
  • amswmagt.exe - Unicenter DSM r11 AM SWMetering Agent
  • amswmspwnt.exe - Unicenter DSM r11 AM SWMetering Spawner
  • amswmwts.dll
  • amswsigscan.exe - Unicenter DSM r11 Software Signature Scanner
  • amtoolhelp.dll - Unicenter DSM r11 AM SWMetering Toolhelp.dll
  • amtplw32.exe - Unicenter DSM r11 Template Inventory for Windows NT
  • amUsersnt.exe - Unicenter DSM r11 User Inventory for Windows NT
  • bwcc32.dll (by Borland International) - Borland Windows Custom Control Library
  • cacertutil.exe - Unicenter DSM r11 Certificate Management tool
  • CAF.exe - Unicenter DSM r11 Common Application Framework
  • cainf.dll - Unicenter DSM r11 CA Common Asset information
  • CAMAfterCopy.dll - Unicenter DSM r11 CAM
  • CAMUninstall.dll
  • CAUserMessageBox.dll - Unicenter DSM r11 User message box
  • CAWinExF.dll (by Computer Associates International) - CAWIN Localization Extensions Library (CAWinExF)
  • ccnfAgent.exe - Unicenter DSM r11 Common Configuration Agent
  • ccnfAgentApi.dll - Unicenter DSM r11 CCNF agent API
  • ccnfcmda.exe - Unicenter DSM r11 CCNF agent CLI
  • ccnfcsmplugin.dll - Unicenter DSM r11 CCNF CSM plugin
  • ccsCmp32.dll - Unicenter DSM r11 Software Management
  • EGC30N.dll - Explorer GUI Classes 3.0 (Explorer GUI Dynamic Link Library)
  • EGC30N.exe - Explorer GUI
  • EGC30NEXC.dll - Explorer GUI Classes 3.0 Exception Handler (Unicode, Release)
  • mfc71u.dll (by Microsoft) - Microsoft® Visual Studio .NET (MFCDLL Shared Library - Retail Version)
  • msvcp71.dll (by Microsoft) - Microsoft® C++ Runtime Library
  • msvcr71.dll - Microsoft® C Runtime Library

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

  • CAF.exe runs as a service named 'CA DSM r11 Common Application Framework.' (caf) "Provides common services and process control for DSM products.".
Windows Firewall Allowed Program
  • CAF.exe is added as a firewall exception for 'C:\Program Files\CA\DSM\BIN\CAF.EXE'.

How do I remove CA Unicenter DSM DMPrimer?

You can uninstall CA Unicenter DSM DMPrimer 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/7/8/10: Click Uninstall a Program.
    • Windows XP: Click Add or Remove Programs.
  2. When you find the program CA Unicenter DSM DMPrimer, click it, and then do one of the following:
    • Windows Vista/7/8/10: 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 CA Unicenter DSM DMPrimer.

Win 7 (SP1) 60%
Win Vista (SP2) 10%
Windows Service? Yes
(Installs a service)
Uninstall it 6%
Keep it 94%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 60.00%
Windows XP 30.00%
Windows Vista 10.00%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Professional 30.00%
Microsoft Windows XP 30.00%
Windows 7 Ultimate 20.00%
Windows Vista Business 10.00%
Windows 7 Enterprise 10.00%

Distribution by countryGeography

30.77% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 30.77%
  India 15.38%
  Italy 15.38%
  Belgium 7.69%
  RS 7.69%
  Turkey 7.69%
  United Kingdom 7.69%
  BG 7.69%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Hewlett-Packard 40.00%
Dell 30.00%
Lenovo 20.00%
Sahara 10.00%
Common models
HP EliteBook 2540p 10.00%
HP Compaq 6735b 10.00%
LENOVO 32597AU 10.00%
IBM 81387JG 10.00%
HP ProBook 4440s 10.00%
HP Compaq dc5700 Microtow... 10.00%

Publisher URL: www.ca.com


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