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Should I remove Microsoft SQL Server 2012 Policies?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
1% remove it99% keep it
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Global Rank #4,688
United States Rank #5,076
Reach 0.1133%


11.2.5058.0 16.39%
11.1.2809.24 0.05%
11.0.2100.60 83.52%
11.0.2100.57 0.05%

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Microsoft SQL Server 2012 Policies

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What is Microsoft SQL Server 2012 Policies?

ADO applications can use the SQLOLEDB OLE DB provider that is included with Windows if they do not require any of the features of SQL Server 2005 or later. ADO applications can use the version of SQL Server Native Client included in SQL Server 2005. ADO applications can also use SQL Server Native Client 11.0 (included in SQL Server 2012), but if they do so they must specify DataTypeCompatibility=80 in the connection strings. Only features from SQL Server 2005 are available when DataTypeCompatibility=80 is present in the connection strings.


The most used version is 11.0.2100.60, with over 98% of all installations currently using this version. The software installer includes 1 files and is usually about 1.44 MB (1,511,424 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{DC487E40-046E-42A9-9C7C-5D2B1A7EB211}
(The Windows Installer is used for the installation, maintenance, and removal.)
Estimated size: 1.44 MB
Language: English (United States)

Program filesFiles installed by Microsoft SQL Server 2012 Policies

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

How do I remove Microsoft SQL Server 2012 Policies?

Quickly and completely remove Microsoft SQL Server 2012 Policies from your computer by downloading Reason's ‘Should I Remove It?’ (click the button below).
Or, you can uninstall Microsoft SQL Server 2012 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: Click Uninstall a Program.
    • Windows XP: Click Add or Remove Programs.
  2. When you find the program Microsoft SQL Server 2012 Policies, 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 Policies.

Win 10 51%
Win 7 (SP1) 0%
Uninstall it 1%
Keep it 99%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 10 51.41%
Windows 7 47.95%
Windows Vista 0.64%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Professional 18.74%
Windows 7 Ultimate 12.66%
Windows 8.1 Pro 12.43%
Windows 7 Home Premium 8.09%
Windows 7 Enterprise 6.54%
Windows 8 Pro 6.35%

Distribution by countryGeography

43.78% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 43.78%
  United Kingdom 4.49%
  India 4.49%
  Canada 2.83%
  Iran 2.16%
  Netherlands 2.08%
  Australia 1.79%
  Turkey 1.75%
  Mexico 1.75%
  Brazil 1.66%
  Belgium 1.54%
  Italy 1.37%
  South Africa 1.33%
  Germany 1.21%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Dell 32.66%
Hewlett-Packard 25.67%
ASUS 9.54%
Lenovo 7.19%
Acer 6.79%
Toshiba 5.24%
Intel 3.56%
Samsung 2.62%
Apple 1.01%
Alienware 0.74%
MSI 0.67%
Common models
VMware, Inc. VMware Virtu... 3.90%
HP Pavilion dv6 Notebook ... 2.81%
Dell Latitude E6530 2.81%
HP Pavilion dv7 Notebook ... 2.81%
ASUS All Series 2.65%
Dell Inspiron N5110 2.50%

About Microsoft

Microsoft Corporation develops, manufactures, licenses and supports a variety of products and services related to computing.
Publisher URL: www.microsoft.com


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