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What percent of users and experts removed it?
7% remove it93% keep it
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ISS Trace Server

What is ISS Trace Server?  (from ISS Retail)

Request-based tracing provides a great way to figure out what exactly is happening with your requests and why it's happening, provided you can reproduce the problem the server is experiencing. Problems like poor performance on some requests, authentication-related failures on other requests, or HTTP 500 status code err...  Read more


ISS Trace Server is a software program developed by ISS Retail. 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. The setup package generally installs about 10 files and is usually about 897.5 KB (919,040 bytes). Relative to the overall usage of those who have this installed, most are running it on Windows XP. While about 80% of users of ISS Trace Server come from the United States, it is also popular in Ireland.

Program detailsProgram details

Installation folder: C:\Program Files\iss trace\bin
Uninstaller: MsiExec.exe /I{A02D6465-A20A-41E8-98A7-42B33EF08C23}
(The Windows Installer is used for the installation, maintenance, and removal.)
Estimated size: 897.5 KB
Language: English (United States)

Program filesFiles installed by ISS Trace Server

  • issretailtraceserver.exe - ERS (ISS Retail Trace Server)
  • isstracefilemaintenance.exe
  • isstracemonitorhost.exe - ISS Trace Monitor Host
  • tracemonitorobject.dll - ISS Trace Monitor Object
  • issqipc.dll (by Integrated Software Solutions) - QIPC (Interprocess message queue subsystem)
  • isswin32event.dll
  • testclient.exe
  • testclientapp.exe
  • testclientmsg.exe
  • testclientpos.exe

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

3 Services
  • isstracemonitorhost.exe runs as a service named 'ISS Trace Monitor Host' (ISSTracingMon) "ISS Trace Monitor Host for Center".
  • isstracefilemaintenance.exe runs as a service named 'ISS Trace File Maintenance' (ISSTracingMaint) "ISS Trace File Maintenance for Center".
  • issretailtraceserver.exe runs as a service named 'ISS Retail Trace Server' (ISSTracing) "ISS Retail Trace Server for Center".

How do I remove ISS Trace Server?

Quickly and completely remove ISS Trace Server from your computer by downloading "Should I Remove It?", its 100% FREE and installs in seconds (click the button below).
Or, you can uninstall ISS Trace 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: Click Uninstall a Program.
    • Windows XP: Click Add or Remove Programs.
  2. When you find the program ISS Trace Server, 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 ISS Trace Server.

Windows Service? Yes
(Installs a service)
Uninstall it 7%
Keep it 93%

Distribution by countryGeography

80.00% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 80.00%
  Ireland 20.00%


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