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Lifespan of installation (until removal)
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Average installed length: 288.07 days

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Microsoft Report Viewer Redistributable 2008 SP1

What is Microsoft Report Viewer Redistributable 2008 SP1?

Microsoft Report Viewer control enables applications that run on the .NET Framework to display reports designed using Microsoft reporting technology. This redistributable package contains Windows Forms and ASP.NET Web server control versions of the Report Viewer.


During setup, the program creates a startup registration point in Windows in order to automatically start when any user boots the PC. 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 software is designed to connect to the Internet and adds a Windows Firewall exception in order to do so without being interfered with. The setup package generally installs about 88 files and is usually about 111.44 MB (116,856,356 bytes).

Program detailsProgram details

URL: www.microsoft.com/en-us/download/details.aspx?id=3841
Help link: go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkId=96782
Installation folder: C:\WINDOWS\Microsoft.NET\Framework\v2.0.50727\
Uninstaller: C:\WINDOWS\Microsoft.NET\Framework\v2.0.50727\Microsoft Report Viewer Redistributable 2008 (KB971119)\install.exe
Estimated size: 111.44 MB

Program filesFiles installed by Microsoft Report Viewer Redistributable 2008 SP1

  • cscompmgd.dll - Microsoft (R) Visual Studio (R) 2005
  • Microsoft.CompactFramework.Build.Tasks.dll
  • Microsoft.JScript.dll
  • Microsoft.VisualBasic.Compatibility.Data.dll
  • Microsoft.VisualBasic.Vsa.dll
  • Microsoft.Vsa.Vb.CodeDOMProcessor.dll
  • al.exe - Microsoft® Visual Studio® 2005 (Assembly Linker command line tool)
  • alink.dll - Assembly Linker
  • csc.exe - Visual C# Command Line Compiler
  • cscomp.dll - Visual C#® Compiler
  • cvtres.exe - Microsoft® Resource File To COFF Object Conversion Utility
  • diasymreader.dll - Dia based SymReader
  • gacutil.exe
  • Accessibility.dll - Microsoft® .NET Framework (.NET Framework)
  • AdoNetDiag.dll
  • AppLaunch.exe - Microsoft .NET ClickOnce Launch Utility
  • aspnet_compiler.exe
  • aspnet_filter.dll - Microsoft ASP.NET ISAPI Filter DLL
  • aspnet_isapi.dll - Microsoft ASP.NET ISAPI Shim DLL
  • Aspnet_perf.dll - Microsoft ASP.NET Performance Counter DLL
  • aspnet_rc.dll
  • aspnet_regbrowsers.exe
  • aspnet_regiis.exe
  • aspnet_regsql.exe
  • aspnet_state.exe - Microsoft ASP.NET State Server
  • aspnet_wp.exe
  • AspNetMMCExt.dll
  • CasPol.exe - Microsoft .NET Framework CAS Policy Manager
  • CORPerfMonExt.dll - Microsoft Common Language Runtime - Performance Counter DLL
  • Culture.dll - Microsoft Globalization Support
  • CustomMarshalers.dll - Microsoft .NET Framework Custom Marshalers
  • dfdll.dll - Application Deployment Shell Support
  • dfsvc.exe
  • dw20.exe - Microsoft .NET Error Reporting Shim
  • EventLogMessages.dll
  • fusion.dll - Assembly manager
  • IEExec.exe - Microsoft IE Execute shell
  • IEExecRemote.dll - Microsoft IE Remote shell
  • IEHost.dll - Microsoft IE hosting interface
  • IIEHost.dll - IE Remoting Interface
  • ilasm.exe - Microsoft .NET Framework IL assembler
  • InstallUtil.exe - .NET Framework installation utility
  • InstallUtilLib.dll - Managed Installer Object
  • ISymWrapper.dll - Microsoft .NET Runtime Managed Symbol Wrappers
  • Microsoft.Build.Conversion.dll
  • Microsoft.Build.Engine.dll
  • Microsoft.Build.Framework.dll
  • Microsoft.Build.Tasks.dll
  • Microsoft.Build.Utilities.dll
  • Microsoft.Build.VisualJSharp.dll - Microsoft Visual J#® 2005 (MSBuild Tasks for Microsoft Visual J#® 2005)
  • MmcAspExt.dll - Microsoft ASP.NET Support DLL
  • MSBuild.exe
  • mscordacwks.dll - Microsoft .NET External Data Access Support
  • mscordbc.dll - Microsoft .NET Runtime Debugging Services Controller
  • mscordbi.dll - Microsoft .NET Runtime Debugging Services
  • mscorie.dll - Microsoft .NET IE MIME Filter
  • mscorld.dll - Microsoft Remote object loader
  • mscorsec.dll - Microsoft .NET Security module
  • mscortim.dll - Unmanaged code to assist CLR Admin tool
  • normalization.dll - Microsoft Unicode Normalization
  • PerfCounter.dll - Microsoft performance counter extension for .NET Runtime

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

  • aspnet_state.exe runs as a service named 'Usuga stanu ASP.NET' (aspnet_state) "Zapewnia obsug pozaprocesowych stanw sesji platformy ASP.NET. Jeli ta usuga zostanie zatrzymana, dania pozaprocesowe nie zostan przetworzone. Jeli usuga zostanie wyczona, adna jawnie zalena od niej usuga nie zostanie uruchomiona.".
Startup File (User Run)
  • AppLaunch.exe is loaded in the current user (HKCU) registry as an auto-starting executable named 'System backup' and executes as C:\Windows\Microsoft.NET\Framework\v2.0.50727\AppLaunch.exe.
Startup File (All Users Run)
  • AppLaunch.exe is loaded in the all users (HKLM) registry as a startup file name 'HKLM' which loads as C:\Windows\Microsoft.NET\Framework\v2.0.50727\AppLaunch.exe.
3 Windows Firewall Allowed Programs
  • csc.exe is added as a firewall exception for 'C:\Windows\Microsoft.NET\Framework\v2.0.50727\csc.exe'.
  • cvtres.exe is added as a firewall exception for 'C:\Windows\Microsoft.NET\Framework\v2.0.50727\cvtres.exe'.
  • AppLaunch.exe is added as a firewall exception for 'C:\Windows\Microsoft.NET\Framework\v2.0.50727\AppLaunch.exe'.

Program resource utilizationResource utilization averages

Memory:16.24 MB
21.09 MB average
Total CPU:0.0000841686%
0.031193% average
Kernel CPU:0.00006386%
0.016088% average
User CPU:0.00002030%
0.015104% average
CPU cycles/sec:14,914,222
8,062,084 average
I/O reads/min:159.3 KB
435.61 KB average
I/O writes/min:159.46 KB
105.02 KB average
Memory:2.12 MB
Total CPU:0.0015158666%
Kernel CPU:0.00066894%
User CPU:0.00084692%
I/O reads/min:1021 Bytes
I/O writes/min:129 Bytes
Memory:137.85 MB
Total CPU:0.0003592508%
Kernel CPU:0.00007604%
User CPU:0.00028322%

How do I remove Microsoft Report Viewer Redistributable 2008 SP1?

You can uninstall Microsoft Report Viewer Redistributable 2008 SP1 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 Report Viewer Redistributable 2008 SP1, 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 Report Viewer Redistributable 2008 SP1.

Win 7 (SP1) 71%
Win Vista 0%
Automatically starts? Yes
(Found in the run registry)
Uninstall it 7%
Keep it 93%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 77.06%
Windows 10 15.57%
Windows XP 5.08%
Windows Vista 1.81%
Windows Server 2003 0.47%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Professional 32.68%
Windows 7 Ultimate 18.90%
Windows 7 Home Premium 13.56%
Windows 7 Enterprise 7.18%
Microsoft Windows XP 5.11%
Windows 8.1 Pro 3.33%

Distribution by countryGeography

34.56% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 34.56%
  India 5.34%
  Germany 3.43%
  United Kingdom 3.40%
  Iran 3.10%
  Brazil 2.99%
  Italy 2.80%
  France 2.44%
  Canada 2.11%
  Netherlands 1.83%
  Mexico 1.63%
  Australia 1.47%
  South Africa 1.37%
  Israel 1.18%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Dell 35.77%
Hewlett-Packard 25.73%
Acer 10.06%
ASUS 7.20%
Intel 4.70%
Lenovo 3.85%
Toshiba 2.97%
Samsung 2.58%
Apple 0.65%
American Megatrends 0.54%
Common models
VMware, Inc. VMware Virtu... 5.30%
HP Pavilion dv6 Notebook ... 4.67%
Dell Latitude E6420 2.83%
ASUS All Series 2.40%
Dell OptiPlex 790 2.40%
Dell Inspiron N5110 2.26%

About Microsoft

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Publisher URL: www.microsoft.com


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