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9.00.5000.00 80.00%
9.00.4035.00 3.33%
9.00.3042.00 8.89%
9.00.2047.00 2.22%
9.00.1399.06 5.56%

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Gravador do Microsoft SQL Server VSS

What is Gravador do Microsoft SQL Server VSS?  (from Microsoft)

The SQL Writer Service provides added functionality for backup and restore of SQL Server through the Volume Shadow Copy Service framework. The SQL Writer Service is installed automatically. It must be running when the Volume Shadow Copy Service (VSS) application requests a backup or restore. To configure the service, u...  Read more


Gravador do Microsoft SQL Server VSS is a software program developed by Microsoft. The most common release is 9.00.5000.00, with over 98% of all installations currently using this version. 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 setup package generally installs about 150 files and is usually about 1.08 MB (1,136,515 bytes). Relative to the overall usage of users who have this installed on their PCs, most are running Windows 7 (SP1) and Windows XP. While about 92% of users of Gravador do Microsoft SQL Server VSS come from Brazil, it is also popular in the United States and Portugal.

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{109CB5E1-3430-4590-AA35-E9B94EC0E90B}
(The Windows Installer is used for the installation, maintenance, and removal.)
Estimated size: 1.08 MB
Language: Portuguese (Brazil)

Program filesFiles installed by Gravador do Microsoft SQL Server VSS

  • rdbgsetup.exe - Microsoft Visual Studio 2008 Remote Debugger CD - ENU (Microsoft Visual Studio 2008 Remote Debugger CD - ENU Setup)
  • SQLdiag.exe - Microsoft SQL Server support and diagnostic tool
  • ssmsee.exe - Microsoft SQL Server Management Studio Express
  • msasxpress.dll - Microsoft SQL Server Analysis Services (Microsoft Compression Library)
  • ConnWiz30-express.exe - Microsoft SQL Server Compact Edition (Web Synchronization Configuration Wizard)
  • SQLCMD.EXE - T-SQL execution command line utility
  • dbghelp.dll - Debugging Tools for Windows(R) (Windows Image Helper)
  • msvcp80.dll - Microsoft® Visual Studio® 2005 (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)
  • UserControlTestContainer.exe - Microsoft® .NET Framework (.NET Framework UserControl Test Container)
  • ARPWrapper.exe - Microsoft SQL Server (SQL Server ARPWrapper)
  • AXSCPHST90.DLL - AxScriptHost90 - Active Scripting Host for SQL
  • batchparser90.dll - Batch Parser
  • bcp.exe - BCP - SQL bulk copy tool
  • BPAClient.dll
  • BPAClient.Resources.dll
  • bpacmd.exe - SQL BPA command line
  • bpacmd.Resources.dll - Linha de comando SQL BPA
  • BpaCmdX.dll
  • BpaCmdX.Resources.dll
  • bpacommon.dll
  • bpacommon.Resources.dll
  • BPAServer.dll
  • BPLib.dll
  • DISTRIB.exe - SQL Server Replication Distribution Agent
  • DTExec.exe - Data Transformation Services Execution Utility
  • dtshost.exe - DTS - Runtime Surrogate
  • DTSWizard.exe - SQL Server Import and Export Wizard
  • dtutil.exe - Data Transformation Services Package Utility
  • FixSqlRegistryKey_ia64.exe - Managed SQL Server FixSqlRegistryKey
  • FixSqlRegistryKey_x64.exe
  • FixSqlRegistryKey_x86.exe
  • instapi.dll - SQL Server Instance API DLL
  • instapi10.dll
  • instapi110.dll
  • isacctchange.dll - IS Account change notification
  • LandingPage.exe - Managed SQL Server Landing Page
  • logread.exe - SQL Server Replication Logreader Agent
  • mergetxt.dll - SQL Server Text Merge Resolver
  • Microsoft.NetEnterpriseServers.ExceptionMessageBox.dll - ExceptionMessageBox
  • Microsoft.NetEnterpriseServers.ExceptionMessageBox.resources.dll
  • Microsoft.SqlSac.Public.dll - Microsoft_SqlSac_Public
  • Microsoft.SqlSac.Public.resources.dll
  • Microsoft.SqlServer.AnalysisServices.UpgradeAdvisor.dll - Upgrade Advisor Analyzer for Analysis Services
  • Microsoft.SqlServer.AnalysisServices.UpgradeAdvisor.Resources.dll
  • Microsoft.SqlServer.BestPracticesAnalyzer.UpgradeAdvisor.dll
  • Microsoft.SqlServer.BestPracticesAnalyzer.UpgradeAdvisor.resources.dll
  • Microsoft.SqlServer.ConnectionInfo.dll
  • Microsoft.SqlServer.ConnectionInfoExtended.dll
  • Microsoft.SqlServer.Dmf.Adapters.dll
  • Microsoft.SqlServer.Dmf.dll
  • Microsoft.SqlServer.DmfSqlClrWrapper.dll
  • Microsoft.SqlServer.DTS.UpgradeAdvisor.dll
  • Microsoft.SqlServer.DTS.UpgradeAdvisor.Resources.dll
  • Microsoft.SqlServer.Express.ConflictViewer.exe - Microsoft SQL Server Conflict Viewer
  • Microsoft.SqlServer.Management.Collector.dll
  • Microsoft.SqlServer.Management.CollectorEnum.dll
  • Microsoft.SqlServer.Management.Sdk.Sfc.dll

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).
5 Services
  • sqladhlp.exe runs as a service named 'Servizio SQL Server Active Directory Helper' (MSSQLServerADHelper100) "Abilita l'integrazione con Active Directory".
  • sqlservr.exe runs as a service named 'SQL Server (QLOCALINSTANCE)' (MSSQL$QLOCALINSTANCE) "Provides storage, processing and controlled access of data and rapid transaction processing.".
  • sqlwriter.exe runs as a service named 'SQLWriter' (SQLWriter) "Provides the interface to backup/restore Microsoft SQL server through the Windows VSS infrastructure.".
  • 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.".
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'.

How do I remove Gravador do Microsoft SQL Server VSS?

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

Win 7 (SP1) 50%
Win Vista 1%
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 61.11%
Windows XP 16.67%
Windows 8 12.22%
Windows Vista 10.00%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Professional 20.00%
Microsoft Windows XP 16.67%
Windows 7 Home Premium 14.44%
Windows 7 Ultimate 12.22%
Windows 7 Home Basic 8.89%
Windows 7 Starter 5.56%

Distribution by countryGeography

92.13% of installs come from Brazil
Which countries install it?
  Brazil 92.13%
  United States 5.62%
  Portugal 2.25%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Dell 28.57%
Acer 22.22%
Hewlett-Packard 14.29%
Sony 9.52%
Lenovo 7.94%
Intel 3.17%
American Megatrends 3.17%
Sahara 1.59%
Common models
HP-Pavilion VT537AA-AC4 M... 5.56%
Gigabyte 945GCM-S2C 2.78%
Gigabyte G41MT-S2 2.78%
Dell Vostro 3500 2.78%
Pegatron Pegatron 1.39%
Dell OptiPlex 320 ... 1.39%

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Publisher URL: www.microsoft.com


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