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Should I remove Halo 2 Dedicated Server?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
3% remove it97% keep it
Overall Sentiment
Very good
What do people think about it?
(click star to rate)
How common is it?
Global Rank #25,927
United States Rank #26,852
Reach 0.0065%
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 7.78 days
229.64 days >
Average installed length: 120.66 days


1.00.0000 100.00%

Other programs by Microsoft Game Studios

Halo 2 Dedicated Server


Halo 2 Dedicated Server is a program developed by Microsoft Game Studios. 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 software installer includes 23 files and is usually about 997.31 MB (1,045,750,606 bytes). In comparison to the total number of users, most PCs are running the OS Windows 7 (SP1) as well as Windows 10. While about 40% of users of Halo 2 Dedicated Server come from the United States, it is also popular in Colombia and Australia.

Program detailsProgram details

URL: www.bungie.net
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\Microsoft Games\Halo 2 Dedicated Server\
Uninstaller: C:\Program Files\InstallShield Installation Information\{D5A3BDAF-542A-43DF-B530-23DD0148ED1B}\setup.exe -runfromtemp -l0x040a
Estimated size: 997.31 MB
Language: Spanish (Spain)

Program filesFiles installed by Halo 2 Dedicated Server

  • h2admin.exe - Halo 2 for Windows Vista (Halo 2 Dedicated Server Administration Console)
  • h2server.exe - Halo 2 for Windows Vista Dedicated Server
  • mss32.dll (by RAD Game Tools) - Miles Sound System
  • activate.exe - Microsoft Game Studios Activation Wizard (Microsoft Games Studios Activation Wizard)
  • FirewallInstallHelper.dll
  • halo2.exe
  • ImeUiRes.dll - ImeUiRes
  • mspac.dll - Product Activation Wizard (Microsoft Game Studios PA Wizard)
  • mspacres.dll
  • pccompat.dll - PCCompat (PC Game Compatibility Module)
  • resource.dll
  • sldl_dll.dll - SLDL_DLL
  • sldlext.dll - DownLevel Software Licensing Client Extension Dll
  • startup.exe - Launcher
  • tnpcacheengine.exe - Cache Engine
  • tnpui.dll - Launcher User Interface

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

2 Scheduled Tasks
  • halo2.exe is scheduled as a task with the class '{CB914391-C4D0-4CEC-AF65-75A98151278C}' (runs on registration).
  • startup.exe is scheduled as a task with the class '{97AC9C49-204C-4189-93AD-7AD03AA77D4A}' (runs on registration).
  • H2Server.exe runs as a service named 'Halo 2 Dedicated Server #LAN' (h2server_LAN) "Provides awesomeness.".
Windows Firewall Allowed Program
  • halo2.exe is added as a firewall exception for 'C:\Program Files\Microsoft Games\Halo 2\halo2.exe'.

How do I remove Halo 2 Dedicated Server?

You can uninstall Halo 2 Dedicated Server 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 Halo 2 Dedicated Server, 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 Halo 2 Dedicated Server.

Win 7 (SP1) 59%
Win 7 1%
Windows Service? Yes
(Installs a service)
Uninstall it 3%
Keep it 97%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 68.75%
Windows 10 26.56%
Windows Vista 4.69%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Ultimate 25.78%
Windows 7 Home Premium 25.00%
Windows 7 Professional 10.16%
Windows 10 Pro 6.25%
Windows 10 Home 4.69%
Windows 7 Home Basic 4.69%

Distribution by countryGeography

39.73% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 39.73%
  Colombia 6.85%
  Australia 5.48%
  Mexico 4.79%
  Germany 2.74%
  Ecuador 2.74%
  France 2.74%
  Italy 2.74%
  Argentina 2.05%
  United Kingdom 2.05%
  Canada 1.37%
  Chile 1.37%
  Spain 1.37%
  Finland 1.37%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Acer 37.33%
Hewlett-Packard 18.67%
Dell 17.33%
ASUS 9.33%
Lenovo 6.67%
Toshiba 2.67%
Alienware 1.33%
American Megatrends 1.33%
Common models
ASUS All Series 3.13%
HP Pavilion g6 Notebook P... 2.08%
HP Pavilion g4 Notebook P... 2.08%
TOSHIBA Satellite L45-B 1.04%
TOSHIBA Satellite C855 1.04%

About Microsoft Game Studios

Microsoft Studios is the video game production of Microsoft, responsible for the development and publishing of games for the Xbox and Games for Windows.
Publisher URL: www.microsoft.com/games


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