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Should I remove Microsoft Exchange PST Capture Agent?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
8% remove it92% keep it
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How common is it?
Global Rank #47,363
United States Rank #37,791
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Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 22.39 days
660.50 days >
Average installed length: 347.04 days


2.0.0 68.75%
1.0 31.25%

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Microsoft Exchange PST Capture Agent

What is Microsoft Exchange PST Capture Agent?  (from Microsoft)

Microsoft Exchange PST Capture allows you to search for PST files on computers in your organization and then import those files to mailboxes in your organization. PST Capture works with both on-premises Exchange servers and Exchange Online. Communication between the PST Capture Central Service and the PST Capture agent...  Read more


Microsoft Exchange PST Capture Agent is a software program developed by Microsoft. The most common release is 2.0.0, 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. The primary executable is named Microsoft.Exchange.PSTCapture.DiscoveryAgent.exe. The setup package generally installs about 3 files. 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 66% of users of Microsoft Exchange PST Capture Agent come from the United States, it is also popular in Russia and Canada.

Program detailsProgram details

URL: www.microsoft.com
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\Microsoft\Exchange\PSTCaptureAgent\
Uninstaller: MsiExec.exe /X{7B535E25-3F50-43EA-872B-AAD4B0128B08}
(The Windows Installer is used for the installation, maintenance, and removal.)
Language: English (United States)

Program filesFiles installed by Microsoft Exchange PST Capture Agent

Program executable:Microsoft.Exchange.PSTCapture.DiscoveryAgent.exe
Name:Microsoft® Exchange
Path:C:\Program Files\Microsoft\Exchange\PSTCaptureAgent\Microsoft.Exchange.PSTCapture.DiscoveryAgent.exe
Additional files:
  • Microsoft.Exchange.PSTCapture.CentralServiceConnection.dll - Microsoft® Exchange
  • Microsoft.Exchange.PSTCapture.Common.dll
  • Microsoft.Exchange.PSTCapture.DiscoveryAgent.exe

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

  • Microsoft.Exchange.PSTCapture.DiscoveryAgent.exe runs as a service named 'Microsoft Exchange PST Capture Agent Service' (MSExchangePSTCaptureAgent) "Finds Outlook PST files on the local computer.".

How do I remove Microsoft Exchange PST Capture Agent?

You can uninstall Microsoft Exchange PST Capture Agent 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 Microsoft Exchange PST Capture Agent, 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 Microsoft Exchange PST Capture Agent.

Win 7 (SP1) 75%
Win 7 3%
Windows Service? Yes
(Installs a service)
Uninstall it 8%
Keep it 92%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 78.13%
Windows 10 21.88%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Professional 43.75%
Windows 7 Enterprise 31.25%
Windows 8.1 Pro with Medi... 6.25%
Windows 8.1 Pro 6.25%
Windows 10 Pro 3.13%
Windows 10 Enterprise 3.13%

Distribution by countryGeography

65.85% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 65.85%
  Russia 7.32%
  Canada 4.88%
  United Kingdom 4.88%
  Brazil 2.44%
  Qatar 2.44%
  Belgium 2.44%
  Israel 2.44%
  Netherlands 2.44%
  Ireland 2.44%
  Italy 2.44%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Dell 36.67%
Hewlett-Packard 30.00%
Lenovo 13.33%
Compaq 6.67%
Toshiba 3.33%
Samsung 3.33%
ASUS 3.33%
Common models
HP Compaq dc7600 Converti... 6.67%
Dell OptiPlex 790 6.67%
Dell Latitude E7440 3.33%
Dell Latitude E7240 3.33%
Dell Latitude E6520 3.33%
Dell Latitude E5520 3.33%

About Microsoft

Microsoft Corporation develops, manufactures, licenses and supports a variety of products and services related to computing.
Publisher URL: www.microsoft.com


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