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Should I remove Microsoft SQL Server 2008 Policies?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
6% remove it94% keep it
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How common is it?
Global Rank #4,976
United States Rank #6,198
Reach 0.1029%
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 17.08 days
503.79 days >
Average installed length: 264.70 days


10.4.6000.29 0.39%
10.3.5500.0 31.20%
10.2.4000.0 2.37%
10.2.3798.0 0.10%
10.1.2531.0 4.98%
10.0.1600.22 60.57%
10.0.1442.32 0.39%

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Microsoft SQL Server 2008 Policies

What is Microsoft SQL Server 2008 Policies?

SQL Server 2008 Policy-Based Management allows DBAs to define a set of policies that can control many different aspects of SQL Server. Policies can be applied to a single server or to groups of servers. For example, a DBA could define a policy that specifies how a particular configuration option should be set on all the servers in the enterprise.


The most used version is 10.0.1600.22, with over 98% of all installations currently using this version. The software installer includes 1 files and is usually about 1.25 MB (1,312,768 bytes).

Program detailsProgram details

URL: www.microsoft.com/sqlserver
Help link: go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkId=112168
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\Microsoft SQL Server\
Uninstaller: MsiExec.exe /I{01C5A10F-AD9B-405B-853A-6659841A1242}
(The Windows Installer is used for the installation, maintenance, and removal.)
Estimated size: 1.25 MB
Language: English (United States)

Program filesFiles installed by Microsoft SQL Server 2008 Policies

  • sqlserverbestpracticespolicies_keyfile.dll - Microsoft SQL Server (SQL Server Patch KeyFile)

How do I remove Microsoft SQL Server 2008 Policies?

You can uninstall Microsoft SQL Server 2008 Policies 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 2008 Policies, 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 2008 Policies.

Uninstall it 6%
Keep it 94%
PC installation base

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 72.04%
Windows 10 18.54%
Windows XP 6.16%
Windows Vista 2.96%
Windows Server 2003 0.30%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Professional 26.36%
Windows 7 Ultimate 21.75%
Windows 7 Home Premium 14.52%
Microsoft Windows XP 6.24%
Windows 7 Enterprise 5.40%
Windows 8.1 Pro 4.01%

Distribution by countryGeography

34.30% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 34.30%
  India 8.94%
  Iran 3.94%
  United Kingdom 3.64%
  Canada 2.58%
  MA 2.19%
  Indonesia 2.10%
  Brazil 2.01%
  France 1.97%
  Italy 1.80%
  Mexico 1.75%
  Turkey 1.71%
  Germany 1.49%
  Vietnam 1.27%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Dell 37.11%
Hewlett-Packard 26.07%
Acer 9.26%
ASUS 7.33%
Toshiba 4.30%
Lenovo 4.00%
Intel 3.19%
Samsung 2.52%
Sony 0.44%
Common models
HP Pavilion dv6 Notebook ... 5.13%
HP Pavilion g6 Notebook P... 4.75%
VMware, Inc. VMware Virtu... 3.61%
Dell Inspiron N5010 3.23%
Dell Inspiron N5110 3.04%
HP Pavilion dv7 Notebook ... 2.66%

About Microsoft

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Publisher URL: www.microsoft.com


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