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2% remove it98% keep it
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Microsoft SQL Server 2016 Policies


Microsoft SQL Server 2016 Policies is a program developed by Microsoft. The setup package is about 1.54 MB (1,617,920 bytes) when donwloaded. In comparison to the total number of users, most PCs are running the OS Windows 10 as well as Windows 7 (SP1). While about 66% of users of Microsoft SQL Server 2016 Policies come from the United States, it is also popular in United Kingdom and Germany.

Program detailsProgram details

Help link: go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkId=112168
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\microsoft sql server\130\tools\policies\databaseengine\1033
Uninstaller: MsiExec.exe /I{0BA40265-9FDA-41FF-8111-E22AE2508F60}
(The Windows Installer is used for the installation, maintenance, and removal.)
Estimated size: 1.54 MB
Language: English (United States)

Program filesFiles installed by Microsoft SQL Server 2016 Policies

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

How do I remove Microsoft SQL Server 2016 Policies?

You can uninstall Microsoft SQL Server 2016 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 2016 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 2016 Policies.

Win 10 84%
Win 7 (SP1) 16%
Uninstall it 2%
Keep it 98%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 10 83.65%
Windows 7 16.35%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 10 Pro 35.22%
Windows 10 Home 26.42%
Windows 7 Professional 8.81%
Windows 10 Enterprise 6.92%
Windows 7 Enterprise 4.40%
Windows 8.1 Pro 3.77%

Distribution by countryGeography

66.37% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 66.37%
  United Kingdom 6.73%
  Germany 3.14%
  Netherlands 3.14%
  Czech Republic 1.79%
  Spain 1.79%
  Hong Kong 1.35%
  India 1.35%
  Singapore 1.35%
  Austria 0.90%
  Belgium 0.90%
  BG 0.90%
  Canada 0.90%
  Chile 0.90%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Dell 40.00%
Hewlett-Packard 27.83%
Lenovo 10.43%
ASUS 6.09%
Acer 5.22%
MSI 3.48%
Apple 1.74%
Toshiba 1.74%
Intel 0.87%
Common models
HP HP Notebook 2.68%
Dell Latitude E7470 2.68%
ASUS All Series 1.79%
Dell Inspiron 5521 1.79%
Dell Latitude E5470 1.79%
Dell Latitude E7440 1.79%

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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