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Should I remove Dell ControlPoint System Manager?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
11% remove it89% keep it
Overall Sentiment
Very good
What do people think about it?
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How common is it?
Global Rank #10,783
United States Rank #7,728
Reach 0.0323%
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 103.99 days
463.67 days >
Average installed length: 243.63 days


9.1.23 1.88%
9.1.21 0.63%
9.0.23 1.57%
9.0.21 0.47%
9.0.19 0.16%
1.4.00001 24.65%
1.4.00000 33.28%
1.3.00001 0.63%
1.3.00000 24.02%
1.2.01000 5.02%
1.2.00000 5.02%
1.1.00000 2.67%

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Dell ControlPoint System Manager

What is Dell ControlPoint System Manager?  (from Dell)

Dell ControlPoint is a proprietary tool that combines system configuration, connection, and security management functions into a single interface. This book focuses on the System Manager component, which uses industry-standard Microsoft® Windows Installer (MSI) technology to perform installations, upgrades, modificatio...  Read more


Dell ControlPoint System Manager is a program developed by Dell. The most used version is 1.4.00000, with over 98% of all installations currently using this version. Upon installation and setup, it defines an auto-start registry entry which makes this program run on each Windows boot for all user logins. 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 main program executable is DCPSysMgr.exe. The software installer includes 25 files and is usually about 14.83 MB (15,553,517 bytes). In comparison to the total number of users, most PCs are running the OS Windows 7 (SP1) as well as Windows XP. While about 63% of users of Dell ControlPoint System Manager come from the United States, it is also popular in France and United Kingdom.

Program detailsProgram details

URL: www.dell.com
Help link: support.dell.com
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\Dell\Dell ControlPoint\System Manager\
Uninstaller: MsiExec.exe /I{0639F993-7F7E-4BA5-BEC7-53CAC2E5B973}
(The Windows Installer is used for the installation, maintenance, and removal.)
Estimated size: 14.83 MB
Language: Spanish (Spain)

Program filesFiles installed by Dell ControlPoint System Manager

Program executable:DCPSysMgr.exe
Name:Dell ControlPoint System Manager
DCP System Manager
Path:C:\Program Files\Dell\Dell ControlPoint\System Manager\DCPSysMgr.exe
Additional files:
  • AlsSlider.ocx - AlsSlider ActiveX Control Module
  • DCPSysMgr.exe - Dell ControlPoint System Manager (DCP System Manager)
  • Brightness.exe - Brightness Control Panel
  • DCPTabMgr.exe - Dell ControlPoint Tablet (TabUI.exe)
  • powerset.exe - Power Management Wizard
  • sysmgr.dll - DCP System Manager (Resources used by DCP System Manager to support power plan extensions)
  • dadkeyb.dll - Dell ControlPoint (dadkeyb Dynamic Link Library)
  • DCP_Power.exe
  • DCPPluginSupportDLL.dll - DCPPluginSupportDLL Dynamic Link Library
  • PanelHelper32.exe - Privacy Panel Helper
  • QSResource.dll - DCP Resource DLL
  • DisplayPluginDLL.dll - DisplayPluginDLL
  • TabletPluginDLL.dll - TabletPluginDLL
  • MobilityCenter.exe - MobilityCenter (Windows Mobility Center Extensible Tiles)
  • PowerPluginDLL.dll - PowerPluginDLL
  • DCPSysMgrSvc.exe - DCPSysMgrSvc (Dell ControlPoint - System Manager Service)
  • HotKeys.exe - Hotkeys
  • CBTHook32.dll - CBTHook (CBTHook DLL)
  • CBTHook64.dll
  • DCP_Display.exe - Dell
  • displayplugindll.resources.dll
  • powerplugindll.resources.dll
  • Dell.DcpPlugin.dll (by Smith Micro Software) - Dell Universal Connection Manager (Dell.DcpPlugin)

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

Scheduled Task
  • DCP_Display.exe is scheduled as a task with the class '{E83183D1-C375-4141-9F0D-A065F2667162}' (runs on registration).
  • DCPSysMgrSvc.exe runs as a service named 'Dell ControlPoint System Manager' (dcpsysmgrsvc) "A support service required for the proper operation of Dell ControlPoint System Manager.".
Startup File (All Users Run)
  • DCPSysMgr.exe is loaded in the all users (HKLM) registry as a startup file name 'ZDCPSvc' which loads as C:\Program Files\Dell\Dell ControlPoint\System Manager\DCPSysMgr.exe.

Program resource utilizationResource utilization averages

Memory:8.53 MB
21.09 MB average
Total CPU:0.0014948674%
0.031193% average
Kernel CPU:0.00111334%
0.016088% average
User CPU:0.00038153%
0.015104% average
CPU cycles/sec:154,537
8,062,084 average
I/O reads/min:82 Bytes
435.61 KB average
I/O writes/min:3 Bytes
105.02 KB average
Memory:4.16 MB
Total CPU:0.0012817868%
Kernel CPU:0.00083227%
User CPU:0.00044952%
CPU cycles/sec:68,838
I/O reads/min:72 Bytes
I/O writes/min:0 Bytes

How do I remove Dell ControlPoint System Manager?

You can uninstall Dell ControlPoint System Manager 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 ControlPoint System Manager, 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 ControlPoint System Manager.

Win 7 (SP1) 65%
Win Vista 0%
Automatically starts? Yes
(Found in the run registry)
Uninstall it 11%
Keep it 89%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 73.63%
Windows XP 13.34%
Windows Vista 8.01%
Windows 10 4.87%
Windows Server 2003 0.16%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Professional 61.39%
Microsoft Windows XP 12.82%
Windows 7 Ultimate 8.70%
Windows Vista Business 5.54%
Windows 10 Pro 3.32%
Windows 7 Enterprise 3.01%

Distribution by countryGeography

63.32% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 63.32%
  France 5.42%
  United Kingdom 3.46%
  Germany 3.34%
  Canada 2.54%
  Belgium 1.85%
  Australia 1.61%
  Japan 1.61%
  Italy 1.38%
  Sweden 1.04%
  Poland 1.04%
  DK 0.81%
  Norway 0.81%
  Brazil 0.69%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Dell 99.05%
Acer 0.32%
Sony 0.32%
Gateway 0.16%
Hewlett-Packard 0.16%
Common models
Dell Latitude E6510 10.99%
Dell Latitude E6410 10.03%
Dell Latitude E5500 9.39%
Dell Latitude E6500 9.08%
Dell Latitude E6400 7.64%
Dell Precision WorkStatio... 5.89%

About Dell

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


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