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Should I remove Microsoft SQL Server 2012 Express LocalDB?

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9% remove it91% keep it
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Microsoft SQL Server 2012 Express LocalDB


Microsoft SQL Server 2012 Express LocalDB is a software program developed by Microsoft. 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 34 files and is usually about 27.96 MB (29,315,072 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 56% of users of Microsoft SQL Server 2012 Express LocalDB come from France, it is also popular in MA and TN.

Program detailsProgram details

URL: www.microsoft.com/sqlserver
Help link: go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkId=230480
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\microsoft sql server\110\localdb\binn
Uninstaller: MsiExec.exe /I{8E644828-091F-46AF-A2A0-350962A5C585}
(The Windows Installer is used for the installation, maintenance, and removal.)
Estimated size: 27.96 MB
Language: French (France)

Program filesFiles installed by Microsoft SQL Server 2012 Express LocalDB

  • msxmlsql.dll - Microsoft(R) MSXMLSQL 1.0 RTM (MSXMLSQL RTM)
  • batchparser.dll - Microsoft SQL Server (Batch Parser)
  • odsole70.dll - OleAut driver DLL containing SQL Server sp_OA extended stored procedures
  • opends60.dll - SQL Open Data Services DLL
  • sqlaccess.dll - SQL Server CLR Interop
  • sqlboot.dll - SQL Server Edition Settings DLL
  • sqldk.dll - SQL Server Windows NT - 64 Bit
  • sqllang.dll
  • sqlmin.dll
  • sqlos.dll - SQLOS Hosting DLL
  • sqlscm.dll - SQL Server Windows 95 Lite SCM
  • sqlscriptdowngrade.dll - SQL Downgrade Scripts DLL
  • sqlscriptupgrade.dll - SQL Upgrade Scripts DLL
  • sqlserverspatial110.dll - SQL Server Spatial Library
  • sqlservr.exe
  • sqltses.dll
  • sqluserinstance.dll - SQL LocalDB API DLL
  • xmlrw.dll - Microsoft XML Slim Library
  • xmlrwbin.dll
  • xplog70.dll - SQL Login Integration Procedures DLL
  • xpstar.dll - Extended Stored Procedure DLL for SQL Enterprise Manager
  • sqlaccess.resources.dll - Interopérabilité CLR SQL Server

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

  • sqlservr.exe runs as a service named 'Windows Internal Database' (MSSQL$MICROSOFT##WID) "@%systemroot%\WID\Binn\Resources\wid.rll,-2002".

Program resource utilizationResource utilization averages

Memory:318.4 MB
21.09 MB average
Total CPU:0.0003518885%
0.031193% average
Kernel CPU:0.00015954%
0.016088% average
User CPU:0.00019235%
0.015104% average
CPU cycles/sec:24,440,978
8,062,084 average
70 average
I/O reads/min:14.85 KB
435.61 KB average
I/O writes/min:4.1 KB
105.02 KB average

How do I remove Microsoft SQL Server 2012 Express LocalDB?

You can uninstall Microsoft SQL Server 2012 Express LocalDB 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 SQL Server 2012 Express LocalDB, 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 SQL Server 2012 Express LocalDB.

Win 7 (SP1) 54%
Win Vista (SP2) 0%
Windows Service? Yes
(Installs a service)
Uninstall it 9%
Keep it 91%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 60.29%
Windows 10 39.38%
Windows Vista 0.32%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Professional 23.65%
Windows 7 Home Premium 18.27%
Windows 7 Ultimate 14.85%
Windows 8.1 Pro 11.42%
Windows 8 Pro 5.87%
Windows 8.1 5.87%

Distribution by countryGeography

56.03% of installs come from France
Which countries install it?
  France 56.03%
  MA 12.43%
  TN 6.49%
  Canada 6.49%
  United States 4.08%
  Belgium 3.90%
  DZ 3.90%
  Switzerland 1.86%
  Spain 0.93%
  SN 0.56%
  United Kingdom 0.56%
  NC 0.37%
  CI 0.37%
  South Africa 0.19%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Hewlett-Packard 25.64%
Dell 23.78%
ASUS 17.48%
Acer 13.75%
Samsung 3.73%
Toshiba 3.73%
MSI 3.26%
Lenovo 3.03%
Alienware 0.70%
Apple 0.70%
Intel 0.70%
Common models
HP Pavilion g6 Notebook P... 4.27%
HP Pavilion dv6 Notebook ... 3.85%
HP Pavilion dv7 Notebook ... 2.99%
ASUS All Series 2.56%
Dell Inspiron N5110 2.56%
ASUSTeK K56CB 1.71%

About Microsoft

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Publisher URL: www.microsoft.com


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