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12% remove it88% keep it
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01.03.1305.0050 58.33%
01.03.1305.0008 8.33%
01.03.0305.0608 16.67%
01.03.0305.0504 16.67%

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MPIO Device Specific Module DSM


MPIO Device Specific Module DSM is a software program developed by IBM. The most common release is 01.03.1305.0050, with over 98% of all installations currently using this version. The setup package generally installs about 7 files and is usually about 1.7 MB (1,777,480 bytes). Relative to the overall usage of users who have this installed on their PCs, most are running Windows 7 (SP1) and Windows 10. While about 27% of users of MPIO Device Specific Module DSM come from the United States, it is also popular in Canada and Brazil.

Program detailsProgram details

URL: www.ibm.com/servers/storage/support/disk
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\DSMDrivers\ds4dsm\
Uninstaller: MsiExec.exe /I{D680FA8E-D78C-4674-8516-FCEE542E874E}
(The Windows Installer is used for the installation, maintenance, and removal.)
Estimated size: 1.7 MB

Program filesFiles installed by MPIO Device Specific Module DSM

  • rdacInstall.exe - IBM Corporation Windows Multi-Path Installer (IBM SCSI Array Multi-Path Failover Installer for X64 bit)
  • ds4utm.sys - IBM Corporation Windows UTM Disk Driver (IBM DS3000/DS4000/DS5000 UTM Disk Driver for X64-bit)
  • dsmUtil.exe - IBM Corporation Windows DSM Utility (IBM DS3000/DS4000/DS5000 DSM Utility)
  • ds4dsm.sys - IBM Corporation DSM for Multi-Path (IBM DS3000/DS4000/DS5000 DSM for Multi-Path X64-bit)

How do I remove MPIO Device Specific Module DSM?

You can uninstall MPIO Device Specific Module DSM 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 MPIO Device Specific Module (DSM), 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 MPIO Device Specific Module DSM.

Win 7 (SP1) 67%
Win 10 33%
Uninstall it 12%
Keep it 88%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 66.67%
Windows 10 33.33%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Professional 50.00%
Windows 8.1 Enterprise 16.67%
Windows 8 Pro 16.67%
Windows 7 Ultimate 16.67%

Distribution by countryGeography

26.67% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 26.67%
  Canada 13.33%
  Brazil 6.67%
  Taiwan 6.67%
  France 6.67%
  Korea 6.67%
  Iran 6.67%
  Egypt 6.67%
  Poland 6.67%
  Italy 6.67%
  United Kingdom 6.67%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Hewlett-Packard 40.00%
Lenovo 40.00%
Toshiba 10.00%
Dell 10.00%
Common models
LENOVO 4180AS6 9.09%
LENOVO 33522LG 9.09%
Dell OptiPlex 780 9.09%
HP EliteBook 8540w 9.09%
HP EliteBook 840 G2 9.09%
HP Compaq 6000 Pro MT PC 9.09%

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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