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Should I remove Microsoft SQL Server 2005 Compact Edition [ENU]?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
7% remove it93% keep it
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How common is it?
Global Rank #7
United States Rank #6
Reach 31.8803%
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Uninstallation trends (last 30 days)
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 18.37 days
541.82 days >
Average installed length: 284.69 days


3.1.0000 100.00%

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Microsoft SQL Server 2005 Compact Edition [ENU]

What is Microsoft SQL Server 2005 Compact Edition [ENU]?

Microsoft SQL Server 2005 Compact Edition (SQL Server Compact Edition) is designed for developers who need light weight, in process relational database solution for their applications that can be developed and deployed on desktop as well as on mobile devices. SQL Server Compact Edition Runtime can be used to develop and deploy applications on desktop.

About  (from Microsoft)

Microsoft SQL Server 2005 Compact Edition is the compact database for rapidly developing applications in both native and managed environment that extend enterprise data management capabilities to desktop applications


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. 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 primary executable is named procexp.exe. The setup package generally installs about 181 files and is usually about 1.75 MB (1,829,877 bytes).

Program detailsProgram details

URL: www.microsoft.com/sqlserver
Help link: www.microsoft.com/sql/everywhere
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\Microsoft SQL Server Compact Edition\
Uninstaller: MsiExec.exe /I{F0B430D1-B6AA-473D-9B06-AA3DD01FD0B8}
(The Windows Installer is used for the installation, maintenance, and removal.)
Estimated size: 1.75 MB
Language: English (United States)

Program filesFiles installed by Microsoft SQL Server 2005 Compact Edition [ENU]

Program executable:procexp.exe
Path:C:\Program Files\Microsoft SQL Server Compact Edition\procexp.exe
Additional files:
  • sqlceca30.dll - Microsoft SQL Server Compact Edition (Client Agent)
  • sqlcecompact30.dll - Database Repair Tool
  • sqlceer30EN.dll - Native Error Strings and resources
  • sqlceme30.dll - Managed Extensions
  • sqlceoledb30.dll - OLEDB Provider
  • sqlceqp30.dll - Query Processor
  • sqlcese30.dll - Storage Engine
  • System.Data.SqlServerCe.dll - System.Data.SqlServerCe
  • aeinv.dll - Application Experience Program Inventory Component
  • DSITF.DLL - Microsoft Office Document Update Utility Proxy
  • Microsoft.Synchronization.Data.dll - Microsoft Synchronization Services for ADO.NET (Microsoft.Synchronization.Data)
  • Microsoft.Synchronization.Data.Server.dll - Microsoft.Synchronization.Data.Server
  • aeinventory.exe - Application Experience Program Inventory Tool
  • xapauthenticodesip.dll - XAP Authenticode Subject Interface Package (5.1.10411.0)
  • DSSM.EXE - Microsoft Office Document Update Utility
  • AUTHZAX.DLL - Microsoft Office Authorization Control
  • sqlceer30DE.dll - Systemeigene Fehlerzeichenfolgen und -ressourcen
  • sqlceer30ES.dll - Cadenas de error y recursos nativos
  • sqlceer30FR.dll - Chaînes et ressources des erreurs natives
  • sqlceer30IT.dll
  • sqlceer30JA.dll
  • sqlceer30TW.dll
  • System.Data.SqlClient.dll
  • System.Data.SqlServerCe.resources.dll
  • upgrade.exe - Database Upgrade Tool
  • FeedSync.dll - Microsoft Synchronization Framework
  • FileSyncProvider.dll - Microsoft Synchronization Framework File Sync Provider
  • Metastore.dll - Microsoft Synchronization Framework Metadata Store
  • Microsoft.Synchronization.dll - Microsoft.Synchronization
  • Msfdb.dll - Microsoft Synchronization Framework Metadata Storage DB
  • Msfdbqp.dll
  • Msfdbse.dll
  • Synchronization.dll
  • sysspecdata.dll - System Spec Data Collection Module
  • System.Data.SqlServerCe.Entity.resources.dll - Microsoft(R) SQL Server(R) Compact (System.Data.SqlServerCe.Entity)
  • SLMSPRBootstrap.dll
  • Microsoft.VisualStudio.VSHelp80.dll - Microsoft® Visual Studio® 2005 (Primary Interop Assembly for vshelp80.tlb)
  • msvcr90.dll - Microsoft® Visual Studio® 2008 (Microsoft® C Runtime Library)
  • System.Data.SqlServerCe.Entity.dll - Microsoft® SQL Server® Compact
  • winsat.exe - Windows System Assessment Tool
  • Microsoft.VisualStudio.VSHelp.dll - Microsoft® Visual Studio .NET
  • ACCDDS.DLL - 2007 Microsoft Office system (Microsoft Access Visual Database Tools Diagram Surface)
  • ACCDDSF.DLL - Microsoft Access Visual Database Tools DDS Forms
  • ACCDDSLM.DLL - Microsoft Access Visual Database Tools Layout Manager
  • ACCICONS.EXE - 2007 Microsoft Office component
  • ACCVDT.DLL - Microsoft Access Visual Database Tools
  • ACCWIZ.DLL - Microsoft Access Wizard Controls
  • ACEDAO.DLL - Microsoft Office 2007 Access database engine Object Library
  • CDLMSO.DLL - Microsoft CDL
  • CLVIEW.EXE - Microsoft Office Help Viewer
  • ConnWiz.exe - Microsoft SQL Server Compact (Web Synchronization Configuration Wizard)
  • ConnWiz.resources.dll - Configurazione guidata sincronizzazione Web
  • ContactPicker.dll - Microsoft Contact Selector Control
  • EXCEL.EXE - Microsoft Office Excel
  • excelcnv.exe
  • excelcnvpxy.dll - Microsoft Office Excel File Format Converter Proxy
  • Microsoft.SqlServerCe.Client.dll - Microsoft.SqlServerCe.Client
  • Microsoft.SqlServerCe.Client.resources.dll
  • Microsoft.SqlServerCe.Enumerator.dll - Microsoft.SqlServerCe.Enumerator

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

Google Chrome Plugin
  • npctrl.dll is loaded in the Google Chrome web browser as 'npctrl.dll'.
Mozilla Plugin
  • npctrl.dll is loaded into Mozilla Firefox under the product name 'Ag Player' with a plugin key of '@Microsoft.com/NpCtrl,version=1.0' for all users of the PC.
2 Scheduled Tasks
  • sllauncher.exe is scheduled as a task named 'QtraxPlayer1'.
  • EXCEL.EXE is scheduled as a task with the class '{876EE9DB-0F5A-482E-8AC6-22E3105FE09E}' (runs on registration).
  • GROOVE.EXE runs as a service named 'Microsoft SharePoint Workspace Audit Service'.
Startup File (User Run Once)
  • sllauncher.exe is loaded once in the current user (HKCU) registry as a startup file name 'Qtrax' which loads as C:\Program Files\Microsoft Silverlight\sllauncher.exe 2773829991.portal.qtrax.com.
Windows Firewall Allowed Program
  • GROOVE.EXE is added as a firewall exception for 'C:\Program Files\Microsoft Offise 2007\Office12\GROOVE.EXE'.

Program resource utilizationResource utilization averages

Memory:19.14 MB
21.09 MB average
Total CPU:0.0084404864%
0.031193% average
Kernel CPU:0.00432223%
0.016088% average
User CPU:0.00411826%
0.015104% average
CPU cycles/sec:232,703
8,062,084 average
70 average
I/O reads/min:15 Bytes
435.61 KB average
I/O writes/min:2 Bytes
105.02 KB average

How do I remove Microsoft SQL Server 2005 Compact Edition [ENU]?

You can uninstall Microsoft SQL Server 2005 Compact Edition [ENU] 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 Compact Edition [ENU], 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 Compact Edition [ENU].

How do I reset my web browser?

If your web browser homepage and search settings have been modfied by Microsoft SQL Server 2005 Compact Edition [ENU] you can restore them to their previous default settings.
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Win 7 (SP1) 57%
Windows Service? Yes
(Installs a service)
Uninstall it 7%
Keep it 93%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 60.53%
Windows 10 33.75%
Windows Vista 4.35%
Windows XP 1.36%
Windows Server 2003 0.00%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 43.61%
Windows 8.1 11.85%
Windows 10 Home 9.48%
Windows 7 Professional 7.57%
Windows 7 Ultimate 5.55%
Windows 8 4.16%

Distribution by countryGeography

53.07% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 53.07%
  Germany 6.06%
  United Kingdom 5.04%
  France 3.78%
  Italy 3.65%
  Canada 3.43%
  Brazil 2.32%
  Australia 1.88%
  Netherlands 1.78%
  Spain 1.22%
  Belgium 1.09%
  Sweden 1.03%
  Mexico 0.75%
  India 0.71%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Hewlett-Packard 34.01%
Dell 19.11%
Acer 14.72%
ASUS 11.61%
Toshiba 8.67%
Samsung 5.58%
Lenovo 2.39%
Medion 1.07%
MSI 0.80%
Common models
HP Pavilion g6 Notebook P... 7.03%
HP Pavilion dv6 Notebook ... 6.56%
HP Pavilion dv7 Notebook ... 4.57%
HP 2000 Notebook PC 4.01%
HP Pavilion g7 Notebook P... 3.91%
HP Pavilion 15 Notebook P... 2.90%

About Microsoft

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Publisher URL: www.microsoft.com

comments3 comments

user comment
user comment
Beauregard over a year ago
Short answer: No. Leave it alone.
user comment
Muanjai!over a year ago
Can i remove any or all of these programs without affecting any other of my programs or devices? 1. SQL Server 2005 compact edition ENU 2. Microsoft Visual ++ 2005 redistributable 2.69 MB 3. Microsoft Visual ++ 2005 redistributable 348 KB 4. Microsoft Visual ++ 2008 redistributable -x64 9.0.3 788 KB 5. Microsoft Visual ++ 2008 redistributable -x64 9.0.3 240 KB 6. Microsoft Visual ++ 2008 redistributable -x64 9.0.3 596 KB Thank you!
user comment
Muanjai!over a year ago
is it ok to remove Microsoft SQL Server 2005 Compact Edition [ENU]? without affecting any other operations or programs on my computerI am running windows 7 64bit. Thnaks!