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Should I remove Microsoft SQL Server 2008 R2 Policies?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
8% remove it92% keep it
Overall Sentiment
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How common is it?
Global Rank #2,567
United States Rank #3,135
Reach 0.2403%
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 25.70 days
758.06 days >
Average installed length: 398.30 days


10.52.4000.0 0.02%
10.51.2425.0 0.08%
10.50.1600.1 99.77%
10.50.1352.12 0.08%
10.50.1092.20 0.04%

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Microsoft SQL Server 2008 R2 Policies

What is Microsoft SQL Server 2008 R2 Policies?  (from Microsoft)

The Microsoft® SQL Server® 2008 R2 Feature Pack is a collection of stand-alone packages which provide additional value for Microsoft® SQL Server® 2008 R2.


Microsoft SQL Server 2008 R2 Policies is a program developed by Microsoft. The most used version is 10.50.1600.1, with over 98% of all installations currently using this version. The software installer includes 1 files and is usually about 1.29 MB (1,354,240 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 39% of users of Microsoft SQL Server 2008 R2 Policies come from the United States, it is also popular in India and United Kingdom.

Program detailsProgram details

URL: www.microsoft.com/en-us/download/details.aspx?id=16978
Help link: go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkId=112168
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\microsoft sql server\100\tools\policies\databaseengine\1033
Uninstaller: MsiExec.exe /I{D21BC5B2-CBAC-48FA-A701-B5A63C1CA7B8}
(The Windows Installer is used for the installation, maintenance, and removal.)
Estimated size: 1.29 MB
Language: English (United States)

Program filesFiles installed by Microsoft SQL Server 2008 R2 Policies

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

How do I remove Microsoft SQL Server 2008 R2 Policies?

You can uninstall Microsoft SQL Server 2008 R2 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 R2 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 R2 Policies.

Win 7 (SP1) 66%
Win Vista 0%
Uninstall it 8%
Keep it 92%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 72.14%
Windows 10 22.04%
Windows XP 3.88%
Windows Vista 1.56%
Windows Server 2003 0.38%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Professional 30.86%
Windows 7 Ultimate 17.35%
Windows 7 Home Premium 12.16%
Windows 7 Enterprise 7.18%
Windows 8.1 Pro 4.47%
Microsoft Windows XP 3.92%

Distribution by countryGeography

38.75% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 38.75%
  India 5.83%
  United Kingdom 3.94%
  Iran 2.91%
  France 2.84%
  Canada 2.58%
  Netherlands 2.03%
  Brazil 1.81%
  South Africa 1.54%
  Australia 1.54%
  Italy 1.47%
  Mexico 1.39%
  Israel 1.37%
  Germany 1.23%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Dell 37.34%
Hewlett-Packard 24.90%
Acer 9.28%
ASUS 7.26%
Intel 4.92%
Lenovo 4.23%
Toshiba 3.58%
Samsung 2.57%
Apple 0.68%
Common models
VMware, Inc. VMware Virtu... 5.11%
HP Pavilion dv6 Notebook ... 4.36%
ASUS All Series 2.77%
Dell Inspiron N5110 2.60%
Dell Latitude E6520 2.43%
Dell OptiPlex 790 2.43%

About Microsoft

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Publisher URL: www.microsoft.com


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