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Microsoft SQL Server Compact 3.5 ENU

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What is Microsoft SQL Server Compact ENU?

Microsoft SQL Server Compact (SQL CE) is a compact relational database produced by Microsoft for applications that run on mobile devices and desktops. SQL Server Compact shares a common API with the other Microsoft SQL Server editions. SQL CE databases reside in a single .sdf file, which can be up to 4 GB in size. The .sdf file can be encrypted with 128-bit encryption for data security. SQL CE targets occasionally connected applications and applications with an embedded database. It is free to download and redistribute.


The setup package generally installs about 56 files and is usually about 50 MB (52,425,437 bytes).

Program detailsProgram details

URL: www.microsoft.com/sqlserver
Help link: go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkId=81488
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\Microsoft SQL Server Compact Edition\
Uninstaller: MsiExec.exe /I{BCC899FE-2DAA-460C-A5FB-60291E73D9C3}
(The Windows Installer is used for the installation, maintenance, and removal.)
Estimated size: 50 MB
Language: English (United States)

Program filesFiles installed by Microsoft SQL Server Compact 3.5 ENU

  • sqlceca30.dll - Microsoft SQL Server Compact Edition (Client Agent)
  • sqlcecompact30.dll - Database Repair Tool
  • sqlceer30DE.dll - Systemeigene Fehlerzeichenfolgen und -ressourcen
  • sqlceer30EN.dll - Native Error Strings and resources
  • sqlceer30IT.dll
  • sqlceme30.dll - Managed Extensions
  • sqlceoledb30.dll - OLEDB Provider
  • sqlceqp30.dll - Query Processor
  • sqlcese30.dll - Storage Engine
  • System.Data.SqlClient.dll
  • System.Data.SqlServerCe.dll - System.Data.SqlServerCe
  • System.Data.SqlServerCe.resources.dll
  • msvcr90.dll - Microsoft® Visual Studio® 2008 (Microsoft® C Runtime Library)
  • System.Data.SqlServerCe.Entity.dll - Microsoft® SQL Server® Compact (System.Data.SqlServerCe.Entity)
  • System.Data.SqlServerCe.Entity.resources.dll
  • ConnWiz.exe - Microsoft SQL Server Compact (Web Synchronization Configuration Wizard)
  • ConnWiz.resources.dll - Assistant Configuration de la synchronisation Web
  • Microsoft.SqlServerCe.Client.dll - Microsoft.SqlServerCe.Client
  • Microsoft.SqlServerCe.Client.resources.dll
  • Microsoft.SqlServerCe.Enumerator.dll - Microsoft.SqlServerCe.Enumerator
  • Microsoft.SqlServerCe.Enumerator.resources.dll
  • Microsoft.SqlServerCe.ManagementUI.dll - Management Studio Dialogs
  • Microsoft.SqlServerCe.ManagementUI.resources.dll - Boîtes de dialogue Management Studio
  • Microsoft.SqlServerCe.ReplWiz.dll - Merge Replication Subscription Wizard
  • Microsoft.SqlServerCe.ReplWiz.resources.dll - Assistant Abonnement à la fusion de réplication
  • sqlceca35.dll
  • sqlceca40.dll - Client Agent (32-bit)
  • sqlcecompact35.dll
  • sqlcecompact40.dll - Database Repair Tool (32-bit)
  • sqlceer35BR.dll - Cadeias de Erro Nativo e Recursos
  • sqlceer35CN.dll
  • sqlceer35DE.dll
  • sqlceer35EN.dll - Native Error Strings and Resources
  • sqlceer35ES.dll - Cadenas de error y recursos nativos
  • sqlceer35FR.dll - Chaînes et ressources des erreurs natives
  • sqlceer35IT.dll
  • sqlceer35JA.dll
  • sqlceer35KO.dll
  • sqlceer35TW.dll
  • sqlceer40BR.dll
  • sqlceer40DE.dll
  • sqlceer40EN.dll
  • sqlceer40ES.dll
  • sqlceer40FR.dll
  • sqlceer40IT.dll - Risorse e stringhe di errore native
  • sqlceme35.dll
  • sqlceme40.dll - Managed Extensions (32-bit)
  • sqlceoledb35.dll
  • sqlceoledb40.dll - OLEDB Provider (32-bit)
  • sqlceqp35.dll
  • sqlceqp40.dll - Query Processor (32-bit)
  • sqlcese35.dll
  • sqlcese40.dll - Storage Engine (32-bit)
  • upgrade.exe - Database Upgrade Tool

How do I remove Microsoft SQL Server Compact ENU?

Quickly and completely remove Microsoft SQL Server Compact 3.5 ENU from your computer by downloading Reason's ‘Should I Remove It?’ (click the button below).
Or, you can uninstall Microsoft SQL Server Compact ENU 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 Compact 3.5 ENU, 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 Compact ENU.

Win 7 (SP1) 52%
Win 8 0%
Uninstall it 9%
Keep it 91%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 62.20%
Windows 10 23.70%
Windows XP 8.97%
Windows Vista 4.85%
Windows Server 2003 0.28%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Ultimate 23.00%
Windows 7 Home Premium 18.15%
Windows 7 Professional 14.62%
Microsoft Windows XP 9.08%
Windows 10 Home 3.91%
Windows 10 Pro 3.66%

Distribution by countryGeography

33.81% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 33.81%
  India 7.20%
  United Kingdom 4.28%
  Brazil 3.20%
  Italy 3.07%
  France 2.83%
  Iran 2.70%
  Canada 2.27%
  Germany 1.83%
  Saudi Arabia 1.71%
  Philippines 1.65%
  MA 1.43%
  Australia 1.43%
  Egypt 1.33%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Dell 26.06%
Hewlett-Packard 24.69%
Acer 15.14%
ASUS 8.97%
Lenovo 5.26%
Toshiba 5.03%
Intel 3.94%
Samsung 3.66%
American Megatrends 1.03%
Sahara 0.57%
Common models
HP Pavilion g6 Notebook P... 6.35%
HP Pavilion dv6 Notebook ... 5.42%
Dell Inspiron N5010 3.56%
Dell Inspiron N5110 3.10%
HP Pavilion dv7 Notebook ... 2.32%
Dell Inspiron 3521 2.01%

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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