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10.1.2531.0 0.12%
10.0.1600.22 21.22%
9.00.5000.00 44.94%
9.00.4035.00 13.48%
9.00.3042.00 8.86%
9.00.2047.00 5.62%
9.00.1399.06 5.74%

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Escritor de VSS de Microsoft SQL Server

What is Escritor de VSS de Microsoft SQL Server?  (from Microsoft)

VSS is a framework consisting of a set of interfaces and structures that allow applications to back up volumes, while other applications use the data in these volumes. VSS is included with Microsoft Windows XP and Microsoft Windows Server 2003. A backup application is any Windows application that requests a snapshot ta...  Read more


Escritor de VSS de Microsoft SQL Server is a program developed by Microsoft. The most used version is 9.00.5000.00, 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. 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 programs's main executable is sqlwriter.exe and has been seen to consume an average CPU of less than one percent, and utilizes about 3.32 MB of memory. The software installer includes 223 files and is usually about 1.09 MB (1,138,365 bytes). In comparison to the total number of users, most PCs are running the OS Windows 7 (SP1) as well as Windows Vista (SP2). While about 37% of users of Escritor de VSS de Microsoft SQL Server come from Spain, it is also popular in Mexico and Colombia.

Program detailsProgram details

URL: www.microsoft.com
Help link: go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkId=52155
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\Microsoft SQL Server\
Uninstaller: MsiExec.exe /I{FE109BFE-3527-4B39-8CEB-2204E06BFE72}
(The Windows Installer is used for the installation, maintenance, and removal.)
Estimated size: 1.09 MB
Language: Spanish (Spain)

Program filesFiles installed by Escritor de VSS de Microsoft SQL Server

Program executable:sqlwriter.exe
Name:Microsoft SQL Server
SQL Server VSS Writer - 64 Bit
Path:C:\Program Files\Microsoft SQL Server\90\Shared\sqlwriter.exe
The SQL Writer Service provides added functionality for backup and restore of SQL Server through the Volume Shadow Copy Service framework.
Additional files:
  • SAC.exe - Microsoft SQL Server Surface Area Configuration command line utility
  • SQLdiag.exe - Microsoft SQL Server support and diagnostic tool
  • SqlPubWiz.exe - Microsoft SQL Server Database Publishing Wizard
  • msasxpress.dll - Microsoft SQL Server Analysis Services (Microsoft Compression Library)
  • msmdsrv.exe
  • SQLCMD.EXE - T-SQL execution command line utility
  • atl80.dll - Microsoft® Visual Studio® 2005 (ATL Module for Windows (Unicode))
  • dbghelp.dll - Debugging Tools for Windows(R) (Windows Image Helper)
  • mfc80.dll - MFCDLL Shared Library - Retail Version
  • MFC80CHS.DLL - MFC Language Specific Resources
  • mfc80u.dll
  • msvcp80.dll - Microsoft® C++ Runtime Library
  • msvcr80.dll - Microsoft® C Runtime Library
  • msvcr71.dll - Microsoft® Visual Studio .NET
  • msxmlsql.dll - Microsoft(R) MSXMLSQL 1.0 RTM (MSXMLSQL RTM)
  • xmlrw.dll - Microsoft XML Core Services (Microsoft XML Slim Library)
  • ARPWrapper.exe - Microsoft SQL Server (SQL Server ARPWrapper)
  • ASInstanceRename.exe
  • AXSCPHST90.DLL - AxScriptHost90 - Active Scripting Host for SQL
  • batchparser.dll - Batch Parser
  • batchparser90.dll
  • bcp.exe - BCP - SQL bulk copy tool
  • BPAClient.dll
  • BPAClient.Resources.dll
  • bpacmd.exe - SQL BPA command line
  • bpacmd.Resources.dll - Línea de comandos BPA de SQL
  • BpaCmdX.dll
  • BpaCmdX.Resources.dll
  • bpacommon.dll
  • bpacommon.Resources.dll
  • BPAServer.dll
  • BPLib.dll
  • ConflictViewer.exe - Microsoft SQL Server Conflict Viewer
  • DatabaseMail90.exe
  • DISTRIB.exe - SQL Server Replication Distribution Agent
  • DTA.EXE - Database Engine Tuning Advisor
  • dtadbxfer.exe
  • dtaengine90.exe - Database Tuning Advisor Engine
  • FixSqlRegistryKey_ia64.exe - Managed SQL Server FixSqlRegistryKey
  • FixSqlRegistryKey_x64.exe
  • FixSqlRegistryKey_x86.exe
  • FTSStub.exe - SQL Server Component Tracking Stub
  • FusionCheck.dll - SQL Server FusionCheck DLL
  • instapi.dll - SQL Server Instance API DLL
  • instapi10.dll
  • instapi110.dll
  • isacctchange.dll - IS Account change notification
  • LandingPage.exe - Managed SQL Server Landing Page
  • mergetxt.dll - SQL Server Text Merge Resolver
  • Microsoft.AnalysisServices.DLL - Analysis Management Objects
  • Microsoft.NetEnterpriseServers.ExceptionMessageBox.dll - ExceptionMessageBox

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

2 Scheduled Tasks
  • SqlWtsn.exe is scheduled as a task with the class '{FBFEF622-33BC-46CD-BE7E-FD75573E261C}' (runs on registration).
  • setup.exe is scheduled as a task with the class '{C1469630-6EF0-46DC-BB1F-44A9BCEA0FA6}' (runs on registration).
7 Services
  • sqlservr.exe runs as a service named 'SQL Server (QLOCALINSTANCE)' (MSSQL$QLOCALINSTANCE) "Provides storage, processing and controlled access of data and rapid transaction processing.".
  • msftesql.exe runs as a service named 'SQL Server FullText Search (MSSQLSERVER)' (msftesql) "Quickly creates full-text indexes on content and properties of structured and semi-structured data to allow fast linguistic searches on this data.".
  • msmdsrv.exe runs as a service named 'SQL Server Analysis Services (MSSQLSERVER)' (MSSQLServerOLAPService) "Supplies online analytical processing (OLAP) and data mining functionality for business intelligence applications.".
  • sqlwriter.exe runs as a service named 'Enregistreur VSS SQL Server' (SQLWriter) "Fournit l'interface permettant de sauvegarder/restaurer un serveur Microsoft SQL par le biais de l'infrastructure Windows VSS.".
  • sqlbrowser.exe runs as a service named 'SQL Server-Browser' (SQLBrowser) "Stellt Clientcomputern SQL Server-Verbindungsinformationen bereit.".
  • sqladhlp90.exe runs as a service named 'SQL Server Active Directory Helper' (MSSQLServerADHelper) "Enables integration with Active Directories.".
  • Plus 1 more
3 Windows Firewall Allowed Programs
  • sqlbrowser.exe is added as a firewall exception for 'C:\Programfiler\Microsoft SQL Server\90\Shared\sqlbrowser.exe'.
  • SqlWtsn.exe is added as a firewall exception for 'C:\Program Files\Microsoft SQL Server\90\Shared\SqlWtsn.exe'.
  • SqlSAC.exe is added as a firewall exception for 'C:\Program Files\Microsoft SQL Server\90\Shared\SqlSAC.exe'.

Program resource utilizationResource utilization averages

Memory:3.32 MB
21.09 MB average
Total CPU:0.0000435636%
0.031193% average
Kernel CPU:0.00001429%
0.016088% average
User CPU:0.00002927%
0.015104% average
CPU cycles/sec:2,805
8,062,084 average
I/O reads/min:2 Bytes
435.61 KB average
I/O writes/min:0 Bytes
105.02 KB average
Memory:26.8 MB
Total CPU:0.0017804561%
Kernel CPU:0.00070363%
User CPU:0.00107682%
CPU cycles/sec:251,155
I/O reads/min:334 Bytes
I/O writes/min:1.36 KB

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  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:
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Win 7 (SP1) 48%
Win Server 2003 0%
Windows Service? Yes
(Installs a service)
Uninstall it 2%
Keep it 98%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 56.36%
Windows Vista 20.82%
Windows XP 12.22%
Windows 8 10.47%
Windows Server 2003 0.12%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 20.43%
Windows 7 Ultimate 15.79%
Microsoft Windows XP 12.16%
Windows 7 Professional 12.16%
Windows Vista Home Premiu... 8.90%
Windows Vista Home Basic 8.40%

Distribution by countryGeography

36.62% of installs come from Spain
Which countries install it?
  Spain 36.62%
  Mexico 21.51%
  Colombia 7.04%
  Peru 7.04%
  Argentina 5.25%
  Venezuela 3.97%
  Chile 3.59%
  Ecuador 2.69%
  United States 1.66%
  BO 1.02%
  Uruguay 1.02%
  Dominican Republic 1.02%
  El Salvador 0.77%
  Brazil 0.64%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Hewlett-Packard 25.93%
Acer 25.34%
Dell 12.67%
Samsung 10.14%
Lenovo 6.04%
Intel 4.68%
Toshiba 4.48%
ASUS 4.09%
Medion 0.97%
Sahara 0.97%
Common models
Samsung R519/R719 6.78%
Acer Extensa 5635Z 5.42%
Acer Extensa 5235 3.73%
HP Compaq 6720s 3.39%
HP Pavilion g4 Notebook P... 2.71%
Acer Extensa 5230 2.71%

About Microsoft

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Publisher URL: www.microsoft.com


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