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What percent of users and experts removed it?
1% remove it99% keep it
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United States Rank #4,885
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Lifespan of installation (until removal)
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Average installed length: 373.64 days


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Microsoft SQL Server Compact 3.5 for Devices ENU

What is Microsoft SQL Server Compact for Devices ENU?

Microsoft SQL Server Compact 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 Server Compact 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 Server Compact targets occasionally connected applications and applications with an embedded database.


The setup package generally installs about 20 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\v3.5\
Uninstaller: MsiExec.exe /I{241F2BF7-69EB-42A4-9156-96B2426C7504}
(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 for Devices ENU

  • sqlceca35.dll - Microsoft SQL Server Compact (Client Agent (32-bit))
  • sqlcecompact35.dll - Database Repair Tool (32-bit)
  • sqlceer35BR.dll - Cadeias de Erro Nativo e Recursos
  • sqlceer35CN.dll
  • sqlceer35DE.dll - Systemeigene Fehlerzeichenfolgen und -ressourcen
  • 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
  • sqlceer35KO.dll
  • sqlceer35TW.dll
  • sqlceme35.dll - Managed Extensions (32-bit)
  • sqlceoledb35.dll - OLEDB Provider (32-bit)
  • sqlceqp35.dll - Query Processor (32-bit)
  • sqlcese35.dll - Storage Engine (32-bit)
  • System.Data.SqlServerCe.Entity.dll
  • System.Data.SqlClient.dll - Microsoft SQL Server Compact Edition
  • System.Data.SqlServerCe.dll
  • upgrade.exe - Database Upgrade Tool

How do I remove Microsoft SQL Server Compact for Devices ENU?

You can uninstall Microsoft SQL Server Compact for Devices 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/7/8/10: Click Uninstall a Program.
    • Windows XP: Click Add or Remove Programs.
  2. When you find the program Microsoft SQL Server Compact 3.5 for Devices ENU, 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 Compact for Devices ENU.

Uninstall it 1%
Keep it 99%
PC installation base

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 71.50%
Windows 10 16.84%
Windows XP 7.44%
Windows Vista 3.94%
Windows Server 2003 0.29%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Ultimate 24.61%
Windows 7 Professional 22.94%
Windows 7 Home Premium 14.75%
Microsoft Windows XP 7.68%
Windows 7 Enterprise 5.76%
Windows 8.1 Pro 3.12%

Distribution by countryGeography

35.30% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 35.30%
  India 9.53%
  Iran 4.00%
  United Kingdom 2.86%
  Canada 2.13%
  Brazil 1.94%
  Israel 1.65%
  Germany 1.49%
  Italy 1.46%
  Indonesia 1.43%
  Netherlands 1.37%
  Saudi Arabia 1.33%
  Turkey 1.30%
  France 1.27%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Dell 33.24%
Hewlett-Packard 24.01%
Acer 11.86%
ASUS 7.42%
Lenovo 4.91%
Intel 4.15%
Toshiba 4.03%
Samsung 2.98%
American Megatrends 0.58%
Sony 0.53%
Common models
HP Pavilion dv6 Notebook ... 6.80%
HP Pavilion g6 Notebook P... 4.43%
Dell Inspiron N5110 4.27%
Dell Inspiron N5010 4.11%
HP Pavilion dv7 Notebook ... 2.53%
VMware, Inc. VMware Virtu... 2.53%

About Microsoft

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Publisher URL: www.microsoft.com


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