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Should I remove Microsoft SQL Server 2012 Express LocalDB?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
8% remove it92% keep it
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How common is it?
Global Rank #448
United States Rank #617
Reach 1.4441%
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 9.97 days
294.11 days >
Average installed length: 154.53 days


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11.0.2318.0 6.83%
11.0.2100.60 35.35%

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Microsoft SQL Server 2012 Express LocalDB

What is Microsoft SQL Server 2012 Express LocalDB?

Microsoft SQL Server 2012 Express LocalDB is an execution mode of SQL Server Express targeted to program developers. LocalDB installation copies a minimal set of files necessary to start the SQL Server Database Engine. Once LocalDB is installed, developers initiate a connection by using a special connection string.

About  (from Microsoft)

When connecting, the necessary SQL Server infrastructure is automatically created and started, enabling the application to use the database without complex or time consuming configuration tasks. Developer Tools can provide developers with a SQL Server Database Engine that lets them write and test Transact-SQL code with...  Read more


The most used version is 11.1.3000.0, 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. The software installer includes 36 files and is usually about 545.51 KB (558,606 bytes).

Program detailsProgram details

URL: www.microsoft.com/sqlserverwww.microsoft.com/sqlserver
Help link: go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkId=230480
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\Microsoft SQL Server\
Uninstaller: MsiExec.exe /I{E75776B2-EAE5-42F9-A800-0A10763DEDF0}
(The Windows Installer is used for the installation, maintenance, and removal.)
Estimated size: 545.51 KB
Language: English (United States)

Program filesFiles installed by Microsoft SQL Server 2012 Express LocalDB

  • dbghelp.dll - Debugging Tools for Windows(R) (Windows Image Helper)
  • msxmlsql.dll - Microsoft(R) MSXMLSQL 1.0 RTM (MSXMLSQL RTM)
  • batchparser.dll - Microsoft SQL Server (Batch Parser)
  • instapi110.dll - SQL Server Instance API DLL
  • microsoft.sqlserver.types.dll - SQL Server Spatial Types Assembly
  • odsole70.dll - OleAut driver DLL containing SQL Server sp_OA extended stored procedures
  • opends60.dll - SQL Open Data Services DLL
  • sql_localdb_loc_keyfile.dll - SQL Server Patch KeyFile
  • sqlaccess.dll - SQL Server CLR Interop
  • sqlaccess.resources.dll - Interopérabilité CLR SQL Server
  • sqlboot.dll - SQL Server Edition Settings DLL
  • sqldk.dll - SQL Server Windows NT - 64 Bit
  • sqldumper.exe - SQL External minidumper
  • sqllang.dll
  • sqllocaldb.exe - SQL LocalDB Command Line Tool
  • 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
  • sqlvdi.dll - Virtual Device Interface for BACKUP/RESTORE
  • sqlwriter.exe - SQL Server VSS Writer - 64 Bit
  • sqlwvss.dll - SQL VSS Writer VSS INTERACTION DLL
  • sqlwvss_xp.dll
  • xe.dll - Extended Events Client Engine
  • 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

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

2 Services
  • sqlwriter.exe runs as a service named 'SQLWriter' (SQLWriter) "Provides the interface to backup/restore Microsoft SQL server through the Windows VSS infrastructure.".
  • sqlservr.exe runs as a service named 'CompuOfficeSQL' (CompuOfficeSQL).

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
Memory:2.14 MB
Total CPU:0.0000087323%
Kernel CPU:0.00000685%
User CPU:0.00000188%
CPU cycles/sec:1,239

How do I remove Microsoft SQL Server 2012 Express LocalDB?

Quickly and completely remove Microsoft SQL Server 2012 Express LocalDB from your computer by downloading "Should I Remove It?", its 100% FREE and installs in seconds (click the button below).
Or, 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: 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: 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 10 50%
Windows Service? Yes
(Installs a service)
Uninstall it 8%
Keep it 92%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 10 50.08%
Windows 7 49.60%
Windows Vista 0.31%
Windows XP 0.01%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 17.09%
Windows 7 Ultimate 14.21%
Windows 7 Professional 14.04%
Windows 8.1 Pro 11.21%
Windows 8.1 10.09%
Windows 10 Home 6.64%

Distribution by countryGeography

42.34% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 42.34%
  United Kingdom 4.65%
  Germany 4.15%
  Canada 2.89%
  France 2.80%
  Italy 2.80%
  India 2.33%
  Netherlands 2.19%
  Brazil 2.13%
  Australia 1.58%
  Sweden 1.20%
  Belgium 1.19%
  Turkey 1.19%
  Israel 1.19%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Hewlett-Packard 23.23%
Dell 22.70%
ASUS 14.70%
Acer 11.90%
Lenovo 7.83%
Toshiba 4.90%
Samsung 3.87%
Intel 1.71%
Alienware 1.38%
MSI 1.31%
Apple 0.77%
Common models
ASUS All Series 8.76%
HP Pavilion dv6 Notebook ... 5.42%
HP Pavilion g6 Notebook P... 4.53%
HP Pavilion dv7 Notebook ... 2.90%
Dell Inspiron N5110 2.46%
HP Pavilion 15 Notebook P... 2.37%

About Microsoft

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Publisher URL: www.microsoft.com


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