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IBM Standard Software Installer

What is IBM Standard Software Installer?  (from IBM)

IBM Standard Software Installer (ISSI) is the deployment of a single software delivery process that minimizes the number of software delivery tools and processes required to support standard client platforms across the enterprise including all geographies and business divisions. The web based software delivery solution...  Read more


IBM Standard Software Installer is a program developed by IBM. 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. 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 main program executable is w32main2.exe. The software installer includes 76 files and is usually about 26 MB (27,259,923 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 68% of users of IBM Standard Software Installer come from the United States, it is also popular in Japan and Germany.

Program detailsProgram details

URL: ibm.com/download/standardsoftware/?
Installation folder: C:\sdwork
Uninstaller: C:\WINDOWS\issiunin.bat
Estimated size: 26 MB

Program filesFiles installed by IBM Standard Software Installer

Program executable:w32main2.exe
Name:IBM Standard Software Installer
OSP Windows 32-bit ESD API
Additional files:
  • cdsclient.dll - IBM Tivoli Provisioning Manager for Dynamic Content Delivery (DCD client library)
  • clonew7_v1.2.exe - clonew7_v1.2
  • clonew7_v1.3.exe - clonew7_v1.3
  • clonew7_v1.4.exe - clonew7_v1.4
  • clonew7_v1.5.exe - clonew7_v1.5
  • clonew7_v1.6.exe - clonew7_v1.6
  • clonew7_v1.7.exe - clonew7_v1.7
  • clonew7_v1.8.exe - clonew7_v1.8
  • clonew7_v2.0.exe - clonew7_v2.0
  • leapwarning.exe - leapwarning
  • leapimport.exe - leapimport
  • adminchg.exe - adminchg
  • startbld.exe - startbld
  • cbpdone.exe - cbpdone
  • clonew7.exe - clonew7
  • clonexp_v5.0.exe - clonexp (clonexp_v5.0)
  • preload.exe - preload
  • endbld.exe - endbld
  • osprun.exe - osprun
  • wstrun.exe - wstrun
  • w32logon.dll - IBM Standard Software Installer (OSP Windows Logon DLL)
  • w32maing.exe - OSP Windows 32-bit ESD API
  • isdselev.exe - ISSI Elevate ISDS
  • issimgui.exe - ISSI EZUpdate
  • issimonu.exe
  • issimsvc.exe - ISSI Service
  • lai.exe - Lifeboat Application Installer
  • mimewin.exe - ISSI Mimewin
  • ospreg.exe - Client for e-business Registration Tool
  • osprules.dll - OSP Rules DLL
  • ospw32.exe - ISSI Setup
  • setupezu.exe
  • setupw32.exe
  • w32boots.exe - Win32 Reboot for ISSI
  • w32pkgr.exe - ISSI W32Pkgr

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

  • issimsvc.exe runs as a service named 'ISSI' (ISSIMon).
3 Startup Files (All Users Run)
  • w32maing.exe is loaded in the all users (HKLM) registry as a startup file name 'w32msgr' which loads as C:\sdwork\w32maing.exe /log C:\sdwork\msgr.txt issidb-test.boulder.ibm.com.
  • w32main2.exe is loaded in the all users (HKLM) registry as a startup file name 'stgclean' which loads as C:\sdwork\w32main2.exe /cleanup.
  • issimsvc.exe is loaded in the all users (HKLM) registry as a startup file name 'ISSI Service' which loads as "C:\sdwork\issimsvc.exe".
Windows Firewall Allowed Program
  • w32maing.exe is added as a firewall exception for 'C:\sdwork\w32maing.exe'.
Network connections
  • issimsvc.exe connects to (port 443).

Program resource utilizationResource utilization averages

Memory:15.8 MB
21.09 MB average
Total CPU:0.0013314224%
0.031193% average
Kernel CPU:0.00085635%
0.016088% average
User CPU:0.00047507%
0.015104% average
70 average
I/O reads/min:88.08 KB
435.61 KB average
I/O writes/min:244 Bytes
105.02 KB average
Memory:19.64 MB
Total CPU:0.0000931210%
Kernel CPU:0.00006654%
User CPU:0.00002658%
I/O reads/min:122.61 KB
I/O writes/min:362 Bytes

How do I remove IBM Standard Software Installer?

You can uninstall IBM Standard Software Installer 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 IBM Standard Software Installer, 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 IBM Standard Software Installer.

Win 7 (SP1) 62%
Win 7 5%
Automatically starts? Yes
(Found in the run registry)
Uninstall it 9%
Keep it 91%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 66.67%
Windows 10 23.08%
Windows XP 10.26%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Professional 40.54%
Windows 7 Home Premium 16.22%
Windows 10 Enterprise 10.81%
Windows 7 Ultimate 10.81%
Windows 10 Pro 5.41%
Windows 8.1 Pro 5.41%

Distribution by countryGeography

67.92% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 67.92%
  Japan 3.77%
  Germany 3.77%
  Canada 3.77%
  United Kingdom 3.77%
  Chile 1.89%
  Belgium 1.89%
  Korea 1.89%
  Australia 1.89%
  India 1.89%
  Portugal 1.89%
  Indonesia 1.89%
  Romania 1.89%
  Czech Republic 1.89%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Lenovo 73.53%
Hewlett-Packard 8.82%
Dell 5.88%
ASUS 5.88%
Sony 2.94%
Acer 2.94%
Common models
VMware, Inc. VMware Virtu... 2.86%
Sony SVT13125CLS 2.86%
Parallels Software Intern... 2.86%
MSI MS-7850 2.86%
LENOVO TP-7U___ 2.86%
LENOVO Lenovo IdeaPad Y58... 2.86%

About IBM

International Business Machines (IBM) manufactures computer hardware and software, and offers infrastructure, hosting and consulting services in areas ranging from mainframe computers to nanotechnology.
Publisher URL: www.ibm.com


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