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Should I remove Dell Client Configuration Toolkit?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
4% remove it96% keep it
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How common is it?
Global Rank #17,490
United States Rank #15,520
Reach 0.0141%
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 5.61 days
165.55 days >
Average installed length: 86.98 days


2.2.1 22.38%
2.2 19.86%
2.1.1 14.08%
2.1 3.97%
2.0.1 23.83%
2.0 4.69%
1.2.1 3.97%
1.2.0 2.53%
1.1 2.53%
1.0.1 0.72%
1.0.0 1.44%

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Dell Client Configuration Toolkit

What is Dell Client Configuration Toolkit?

The Dell Client Configuration Tool Kit is provided to configure BIOS options. Support CCTK GUI and a large number of BIOS options.

About  (from Dell)

The Dell™ Client Configuration Toolkit (CCTK) software provides BIOS configuration capability to Dell business client platforms: Dell OptiPlex™ desktops, Dell Latitude™ laptops, and Dell Precision™ workstations. This product consists of a command-line utility (cctk.exe) to configure various BIOS features and documentat...  Read more


Dell Client Configuration Toolkit is a software program developed by Dell. The most common release is 2.0.1, with over 98% of all installations currently using this version. During setup, the program creates a startup registration point in Windows in order to automatically start when any user boots the PC. 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. A scheduled task is added to Windows Task Scheduler in order to launch the program at various scheduled times (the schedule varies depending on the version). 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 primary executable is named dchcfg32.exe. The setup package generally installs about 271 files and is usually about 45.86 MB (48,091,861 bytes). The installed file DellClientSystemUpdate.exe is the auto-update component of the program which is designed to check for software updates and notify and apply them when new versions are discovered. Relative to the overall usage of users who have this installed on their PCs, most are running Windows 7 (SP1) and Windows 10. While about 50% of users of Dell Client Configuration Toolkit come from the United States, it is also popular in Germany and United Kingdom.

Program detailsProgram details

URL: www.dell.com/support/drivers/us/en/04/DriverDetails?driverId=R304287
Help link: support.dell.com
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\Dell\
Uninstaller: MsiExec.exe /I{C8EA30FC-B20B-465E-9D8A-CDDC09EA72D4}
(The Windows Installer is used for the installation, maintenance, and removal.)
Estimated size: 45.86 MB
Language: English (United States)

Program filesFiles installed by Dell Client Configuration Toolkit

Program executable:dchcfg32.exe
Name:Dell(R) Hardware Abstraction
HAPI Config Utility
Path:C:\Program Files\Dell\CCTK\X86\HAPI\dchcfg32.exe
Additional files:
  • RestoreSystem.exe (by Dell Inc) - Dell Yedekleme ve Kurtarma Yöneticisi (Sistem yaziliminizi kaydedilen bir sistem görünümüne geri yükleyin.)
  • cctkgui.exe - Dell Client Configuration Toolkit
  • controllibrary.dll - Control Library
  • DDisks.dll - OpenManage Client Instrumentation (DDisks Module)
  • DellWMI.dll - WMI Module
  • DEvents.dll - DEvents Module
  • dmonitor.dll - dmonitor Module
  • dpccard.dll - dpccard Module
  • dpci.dll - dpci Module
  • dsmbios.dll - dsmbios Module
  • dsysInfo.dll - SysInfo Module
  • Iap.exe - Iap Module
  • IndiCons.dll - IndiCons Module
  • AlsSlider.ocx - AlsSlider ActiveX Control Module
  • DBRM.exe (by Dell Inc) - Dell Backup and Recovery Manager
  • DBRM.resources.dll
  • dcadpt32.dll - Dell(R) Instrumentation Service (Adapter Data Populator)
  • dccoop32.dll - Cost Of Ownership Data Populator
  • dcicfg32.exe - Configuration Utility
  • dcicfl32.dll - Dell Systems Management Instrumentation Config Library
  • dcifru32.dll - Field Replaceable Unit Data Populator
  • dcisep32.dll - Instrumentation Service Event Plugin Implementer
  • dclra32.dll - LRA Data Populator
  • dcosp32.dll - Operating System Data Populator
  • dcsbpp32.dll - SMBIOS Probe Data Populator
  • dcsfru32.dll - Field Replaceable Unit MIB Implementer
  • dcship32.dll - Server Administrator HIPWrap SMIL API
  • dcsnis32.dll - Instrumentation MIB Implementer
  • dcwfm32.dll - Wired For Management Data Populator
  • DsiaSrv32.exe - Dell OpenManage Inventory Agent
  • trpsim32.dll - Event Simulation Data Populator
  • BatteryInformation.exe - Dell Feature Enhancement Pack (Dell Battery Information)
  • ConfigMod.exe - Configuration Module
  • DellKeyboardCpl.dll - DellKeyboardCpl
  • DellKeyboardExt.dll - DellKeyboardExt
  • DellKeyboardSys.dll - DellKeyboardSys
  • dchapi32.dll - Dell(R) Hardware Abstraction (Dell HAPI Library)
  • dchapi64.dll
  • dchbas32.dll - HAPI Base Library
  • dchbas64.dll
  • dchcfg64.exe - HAPI Config Utility
  • dchcfl32.dll - Dell Systems Management Hardware Config Library
  • dchcfl64.dll
  • dchesm32.dll - HAPI ESM Library
  • dchipm32.dll - HAPI IPMI Library
  • dchipm64.dll
  • dchtst32.exe - HAPI Test Utility
  • dchtst64.exe
  • dchtvm32.dll - HAPI TVM Library
  • dciwds32.exe - Dell HAPI WDM Driver Service Controller
  • dcmdev32.exe - WDM Driver Manager
  • dcmdev64.exe
  • dcwipm32.dll - Dell WMI-IPMI Session Library
  • hapint.exe - Hapi Installer
  • hapint64.exe
  • omsacntl.exe - OMSA Service Controller
  • WiFiLocator.exe
  • Apply.dll - Dell Client System Update (Apply)
  • CompareFilter.dll - CompareFilter
  • Core.dll - Core

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

Scheduled Task
  • DellClientSystemUpdate.exe is scheduled as a task named 'Client System Aktualisierung' (runs monthly on Sundays at 01:29).
5 Services
  • KSWMeterSvc.exe runs as a service named 'Dell KACE Software Meter' (Dell KACE Software Meter) "Manages the Dell KACE Software Meter application".
  • DsiaSrv32.exe runs as a service named 'DSM CM Inventory Agent' (dsiasrv) "This service runs the Dell OpenManage Inventory Collector at boot time.".
  • AMPAgent.exe runs as a service named 'Dell KACE Agent' (AMPAgent) "Manages connections between agent and server.".
  • Iap.exe runs as a service named 'Iap' (Iap) "Provides routing services for components of Dell OpenManage Client Instrumentation (OMCI).".
  • NicConfigSvc.exe runs as a service named 'Dell Internal Network Card Power Management' (nicconfigsvc) "Improves battery life by giving the option to de-activate the internal Ethernet network adapter when the system is on battery power and the network cable is unplugged.".
Startup File (All Users Run)
  • quickset.exe is loaded in the all users (HKLM) registry as a startup file name 'Dell QuickSet' which loads as C:\Program Files\Dell\QuickSet\quickset.exe.
3 Windows Firewall Allowed Programs
  • quickset.exe is added as a firewall exception for 'C:\Program Files\Dell\QuickSet\quickset.exe'.
  • KInventory.exe is added as a firewall exception for '%ProgramFiles(x86)%\Dell\KACE\KInventory.exC: Inventory'.
  • AMPAgent.exe is added as a firewall exception for '%ProgramFiles(x86)%\Dell\KACE\AMPAgent.exC: Agent'.

How do I remove Dell Client Configuration Toolkit?

You can uninstall Dell Client Configuration Toolkit 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 Dell Client Configuration Toolkit, 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 Dell Client Configuration Toolkit.

Win 7 (SP1) 62%
Win XP 0%
Automatically starts? Yes
(Found in the run registry)
Uninstall it 4%
Keep it 96%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 65.11%
Windows 10 17.63%
Windows XP 16.55%
Windows Vista 0.72%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Professional 29.45%
Microsoft Windows XP 16.36%
Windows 7 Ultimate 15.64%
Windows 7 Enterprise 15.64%
Windows 8.1 Pro 5.45%
Windows 10 Pro 3.64%

Distribution by countryGeography

50.00% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 50.00%
  Germany 4.82%
  United Kingdom 3.61%
  Netherlands 3.61%
  France 2.41%
  Australia 2.11%
  South Africa 1.81%
  Canada 1.81%
  MA 1.81%
  India 1.51%
  Japan 1.51%
  Norway 1.51%
  Italy 1.20%
  United Arab Emirates 1.20%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Dell 94.87%
Acer 2.93%
Hewlett-Packard 0.73%
Intel 0.37%
Alienware 0.37%
ASUS 0.37%
Samsung 0.37%
Common models
Dell Latitude E6420 4.91%
Dell Latitude E6520 4.53%
Dell Latitude E6430 4.15%
Dell Latitude E6410 3.02%
Dell Latitude E5420 2.64%
Dell Precision M6600 2.64%

About Dell

Dell manufactures, sells and supports computers and related products and services.
Publisher URL: www.dell.com


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