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What percent of users and experts removed it?
11% remove it89% keep it
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How common is it?
Global Rank #5,052
United States Rank #5,698
Reach 0.1007%
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 22.67 days
668.69 days >
Average installed length: 351.34 days


8.05.2312 30.95%
8.05.2309 29.79%
8.05.2304 0.05%
8.05.2302 0.20%
8.05.2102 1.01%
8.05.2004 5.09%
8.05.2002 0.05%
8.05.1704 3.63%
8.05.1054 29.23%

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Microsoft SQL Server 2005 Backward compatibility

What is Microsoft SQL Server 2005 Backward compatibility?  (from Microsoft)

The Feature Pack is a collection of standalone install packages that provide additional value for SQL Server 2005. It includes the backward compatibility components for SQL Server 2005.


Microsoft SQL Server 2005 Backward compatibility is a program developed by Microsoft. The most used version is 8.05.2312, with over 98% of all installations currently using this version. It adds a background controller service that is set to automatically run. Delaying the start of this service is possible through the service manager. A scheduled task is added to Windows Task Scheduler in order to launch the program at various scheduled times (the schedule varies depending on the version). 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 main program executable is SQLManagementStudio_x86_ENU (1).exe. The software installer includes 121 files and is usually about 189.52 MB (198,722,520 bytes). In comparison to the total number of users, most PCs are running the OS Windows 7 (SP1) as well as Windows 10. While about 38% of users of Microsoft SQL Server 2005 Backward compatibility come from the United States, it is also popular in Poland and Portugal.

Program detailsProgram details

URL: www.microsoft.com
Help link: go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkId=52150
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\Microsoft SQL Server\
Uninstaller: MsiExec.exe /I{62D2F823-0EAA-496D-B0F9-A869BFC51550}
(The Windows Installer is used for the installation, maintenance, and removal.)
Estimated size: 189.52 MB
Language: English (United States)

Program filesFiles installed by Microsoft SQL Server 2005 Backward compatibility

Program executable:SQLManagementStudio_x86_ENU (1).exe
Path:C:\Program Files\Microsoft SQL Server\SQLManagementStudio_x86_ENU (1).exe
Additional files:
  • msasxpress.dll - Microsoft SQL Server Analysis Services (Microsoft Compression Library)
  • atl80.dll - Microsoft® Visual Studio® 2005 (ATL Module for Windows (Unicode))
  • dbghelp.dll - Debugging Tools for Windows(R) (Windows Image Helper)
  • mfc80.dll - MFCDLL Shared Library - Retail Version
  • MFC80CHS.DLL - MFC Language Specific Resources
  • mfc80u.dll
  • msvcp80.dll - Microsoft® C++ Runtime Library
  • msvcr80.dll - Microsoft® C Runtime Library
  • msvcr71.dll - Microsoft® Visual Studio .NET
  • msxmlsql.dll - Microsoft(R) MSXMLSQL 1.0 RTM (MSXMLSQL RTM)
  • AXSCPHST.DLL - Microsoft SQL Server (AxScriptHost - Active Scripting Host for SQL)
  • AXSCPHST90.DLL - AxScriptHost90 - Active Scripting Host for SQL
  • BatchParser.dll - Batch Parser
  • bcp.exe - BCP - SQL bulk copy tool
  • cdwtasks.dll - CDWTASKS - All OMW custom task are defined here.
  • custtask.dll - CustTask - DTS Custom Task implementation file.
  • DISTRIB.exe - SQL Server Replication Distribution Agent
  • dtsffile.dll - DTSFlatFile Rowset Provider DLL
  • dtspkg.dll - DTSPackage Service Provider DLL
  • dtspump.dll - DTSDataPump Service Provider DLL
  • DTSRun.exe - DTSRUN - DTS Package CommandLine Execution
  • iftsph.dll - SQLServer Full Text Protocol Handler
  • instapi.dll - SQL Server Instance API DLL
  • instapi10.dll
  • instapi110.dll
  • instapi120.dll
  • isacctchange.dll - IS Account change notification
  • logread.exe - SQL Server Replication Logreader Agent
  • mergetxt.dll - SQL Server Text Merge Resolver
  • Microsoft.NetEnterpriseServers.ExceptionMessageBox.dll - ExceptionMessageBox
  • Microsoft.SqlSac.Public.dll - Microsoft_SqlSac_Public
  • Microsoft.SqlServer.Management.Controls.dll
  • Microsoft.SqlServer.Replication.BusinessLogicSupport.dll - Replication Business Logic Support Library
  • Microsoft.SqlServer.Types.dll - SQL Server Spatial Types Assembly
  • msgprox.dll - SQL Server Merge Replication Message Provider
  • odsole70.dll - OleAut driver DLL containing SQL Server sp_OA extended stored procedures
  • opends60.dll - SQL Open Data Services DLL
  • qrdrsvc.exe - SQL Server Replication QueueReader Agent
  • rdistcom.dll - SQL Server Replication Distribution Library
  • REPLAGNT.dll - SQL Server Replication Agent Library
  • REPLDP.dll - SQL Server Replication Internal Distributor Provider
  • repldts.dll - SQL Server Replication OLEDB provider Library for DTS
  • replerrx.dll - Microsoft SQL Replication Errors Control 9.0
  • replisapi.dll - SQL Server Merge Replication Listener
  • replmerg.exe - SQL Server Replication Merge Agent
  • replprov.dll - SQL Server Merge Replication Provider
  • replrec.dll - SQL Server Merge Replication Reconciler
  • replsub.dll - SQL Server Replication Subscriber Provider
  • replsync.dll - SQL Server Replication Synchronization Manager Handler
  • SAC.exe - SQL Server Surface Area Configuration
  • semmap.dll - SEMMAP Resource DLL

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

Scheduled Task
  • SqlWtsn.exe is scheduled as a task with the class '{FBFEF622-33BC-46CD-BE7E-FD75573E261C}' (runs on registration).
3 Services
  • sqlwriter.exe runs as a service named 'SQLWriter' (SQLWriter) "Provides the interface to backup/restore Microsoft SQL server through the Windows VSS infrastructure.".
  • sqlbrowser.exe runs as a service named 'SQL Server-Browser' (SQLBrowser) "Stellt Clientcomputern SQL Server-Verbindungsinformationen bereit.".
  • sqladhlp90.exe runs as a service named 'SQL Server Active Directory Helper' (MSSQLServerADHelper) "Enables integration with Active Directories.".
3 Windows Firewall Allowed Programs
  • sqlbrowser.exe is added as a firewall exception for 'C:\Programfiler\Microsoft SQL Server\90\Shared\sqlbrowser.exe'.
  • SqlWtsn.exe is added as a firewall exception for 'C:\Program Files\Microsoft SQL Server\90\Shared\SqlWtsn.exe'.
  • SqlSAC.exe is added as a firewall exception for 'C:\Program Files\Microsoft SQL Server\90\Shared\SqlSAC.exe'.

Program resource utilizationResource utilization averages

Memory:8.65 MB
21.09 MB average
Total CPU:0.0000062156%
0.031193% average
Kernel CPU:0.00000137%
0.016088% average
User CPU:0.00000484%
0.015104% average

How do I remove Microsoft SQL Server 2005 Backward compatibility?

You can uninstall Microsoft SQL Server 2005 Backward compatibility 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 2005 Backward compatibility, 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 2005 Backward compatibility.

Win 7 (SP1) 57%
Win Vista 0%
Windows Service? Yes
(Installs a service)
Uninstall it 11%
Keep it 89%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 63.36%
Windows 10 19.66%
Windows XP 11.09%
Windows Vista 3.93%
Windows Server 2003 1.97%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Professional 28.22%
Windows 7 Ultimate 15.60%
Windows 7 Home Premium 11.55%
Microsoft Windows XP 11.20%
Windows 7 Enterprise 4.41%
Windows 10 Pro 3.80%

Distribution by countryGeography

38.45% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 38.45%
  Poland 5.74%
  Portugal 4.52%
  India 4.44%
  Iran 3.87%
  Italy 3.48%
  Brazil 3.13%
  United Kingdom 3.13%
  Canada 2.00%
  Australia 1.44%
  Colombia 1.17%
  France 1.13%
  Mexico 1.00%
  Spain 1.00%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Dell 34.52%
Hewlett-Packard 26.30%
Acer 8.38%
ASUS 6.59%
Intel 5.82%
Toshiba 3.57%
Samsung 3.26%
Lenovo 3.18%
American Megatrends 1.24%
Sahara 0.62%
Common models
Dell Inspiron N5010 5.95%
HP Pavilion dv6 Notebook ... 5.16%
VMware, Inc. VMware Virtu... 4.56%
HP Pavilion g6 Notebook P... 2.18%
Dell OptiPlex 790 1.98%
Dell OptiPlex 7010 1.98%

About Microsoft

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Publisher URL: www.microsoft.com


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