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Microsoft SQL Server Management Studio Express CTP

What is Microsoft SQL Server Management Studio Express CTP?  (from Microsoft)

Microsoft SQL Server Management Studio Express (SSMSE) is a free, easy-to-use graphical management tool for managing SQL Server 2005 Express Edition and SQL Server 2005 Express Edition with Advanced Services. SSMSE can also manage instances of the SQL Server Database Engine created by any edition of SQL Server 2005.


Microsoft SQL Server Management Studio Express CTP is a software program developed by Microsoft. Upon being installed, the software adds a Windows Service which is designed to run continuously in the background. Manually stopping the service has been seen to cause the program to stop functing properly. It adds a background controller service that is set to automatically run. Delaying the start of this service is possible through the service manager. A scheduled task is added to Windows Task Scheduler in order to launch the program at various scheduled times (the schedule varies depending on the version). The software is designed to connect to the Internet and adds a Windows Firewall exception in order to do so without being interfered with. The setup package generally installs about 89 files and is usually about 87.29 KB (89,383 bytes). Relative to the overall usage of users who have this installed on their PCs, most are running Windows 7 (SP1) and Windows XP. While about 38% of users of Microsoft SQL Server Management Studio Express CTP come from the United States, it is also popular in Indonesia and Turkey.

Program detailsProgram details

Help link: go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkId=55742
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\Microsoft SQL Server\
Uninstaller: MsiExec.exe /I{8670F53C-8AD7-4F34-BDBA-17B38A18CB65}
(The Windows Installer is used for the installation, maintenance, and removal.)
Estimated size: 87.29 KB
Language: English (United States)

Program filesFiles installed by Microsoft SQL Server Management Studio Express CTP

  • SAC.exe - Microsoft SQL Server Surface Area Configuration command line utility
  • SQLdiag.exe - Microsoft SQL Server support and diagnostic tool
  • msasxpress.dll - Microsoft SQL Server Analysis Services (Microsoft Compression Library)
  • SQLCMD.EXE - T-SQL execution command line utility
  • dbghelp.dll - Debugging Tools for Windows(R) (Windows Image Helper)
  • msxmlsql.dll - Microsoft(R) MSXMLSQL 1.0 RTM (MSXMLSQL RTM)
  • ARPWrapper.exe - Microsoft SQL Server (SQL Server ARPWrapper)
  • AXSCPHST.DLL - AxScriptHost - Active Scripting Host for SQL
  • AXSCPHST90.DLL - AxScriptHost90 - Active Scripting Host for SQL
  • batchparser90.dll - Batch Parser
  • bcp.exe - BCP - SQL bulk copy tool
  • bpacmd.exe - SQL BPA command line
  • DISTRIB.exe - SQL Server Replication Distribution Agent
  • impprov.dll - Import OLE DB Provider for SQL Server
  • instapi.dll - SQL Server Instance API DLL
  • instapi10.dll
  • isacctchange.dll - IS Account change notification
  • logread.exe - SQL Server Replication Logreader Agent
  • mergetxt.dll - SQL Server Text Merge Resolver
  • Microsoft.NetEnterpriseServers.ExceptionMessageBox.dll - ExceptionMessageBox
  • Microsoft.NetEnterpriseServers.ExceptionMessageBox.resources.dll
  • Microsoft.SqlSac.Public.dll - Microsoft_SqlSac_Public
  • Microsoft.SqlSac.Public.resources.dll
  • Microsoft.SqlServer.Express.ConflictViewer.exe - Microsoft SQL Server Conflict Viewer
  • Microsoft.SqlServer.Replication.BusinessLogicSupport.dll - Replication Business Logic Support Library
  • microsoft.sqlserver.replication.businesslogicsupport.resources.dll - Libreria di supporto per la regola business per la replica
  • msgprox.dll - SQL Server Merge Replication Message Provider
  • OSQL.EXE - OSQL - SQL query tool
  • rdistcom.dll - SQL Server Replication Distribution Library
  • REPLAGNT.dll - SQL Server Replication Agent Library
  • repldist.dll - SQL Server Replication Distributor Provider
  • REPLDP.dll - SQL Server Replication Internal Distributor Provider
  • repldsui.dll - SQL Server Directory Service UI Handler
  • repldts.dll - SQL Server Replication OLEDB provider Library
  • replerrx.dll - Microsoft SQL Replication Errors Control 9.0
  • replisapi.dll - SQL Server Merge Replication Listener
  • replmerg.exe - SQL Server Replication Merge Agent
  • replprov.dll - SQL Server Merge Replication Provider
  • REPLPROX.dll - SQL Server Proxy Merge Replication Provider
  • replrec.dll - SQL Server Merge Replication Reconciler
  • replsub.dll - SQL Server Replication Subscriber Provider
  • replsync.dll - SQL Server Replication Synchronization Manager Handler
  • rinitcom.dll - SQL Server Replication Snapshot Library
  • setup.exe - SQL Server Setup
  • snapshot.exe - SQL Server Replication Snapshot Agent
  • spresolv.dll - SQL Server Replication Stored Procedure Merge Resolver
  • sqladhlp90.exe - Microsoft SQL Server Active Directory Helper Service
  • SqlBoot.dll - SQL Server Edition Settings DLL
  • sqlbrowser.exe - SQL Browser Service EXE
  • sqldistx.dll - Microsoft SQL Distribution Control 9.0
  • SqlDumper.exe - SQL External minidumper
  • sqlftacct.dll - SQLServer Full Text Service Account Change Callback
  • sqlinitx.dll - Microsoft SQL Snapshot Control 8.0
  • sqlmaint.exe - SQL Server Database Maintenance Plan Wizard Executor.
  • sqlmergx.dll - Microsoft SQL Merge Control 9.0
  • sqlmgmprovider.dll - SQLMGMProvider - SQLMGMProvider
  • SqlProv.exe - SQL Server Provisioning utility.
  • SqlProv.resources.dll - Utilità per il provisioning di SQL Server.
  • sqlresld.DLL - SQL Enterprise Manager Reesource DLL Loader
  • sqlresld90.dll - SQL Enterprise Manager Resource DLL Loader

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

2 Scheduled Tasks
  • SqlWtsn.exe is scheduled as a task with the class '{FBFEF622-33BC-46CD-BE7E-FD75573E261C}' (runs on registration).
  • setup.exe is scheduled as a task with the class '{C1469630-6EF0-46DC-BB1F-44A9BCEA0FA6}' (runs on registration).
4 Services
  • sqlwriter.exe runs as a service named 'SQLWriter' (SQLWriter) "Fornisce l'interfaccia per il backup/ripristino di Microsoft SQL Server tramite l'infrastruttura VSS di Windows.".
  • sqlbrowser.exe runs as a service named 'SQLBrowser' (SQLBrowser) "Rende disponibili le informazioni di connessione a SQL Server per i computer client.".
  • sqladhlp90.exe runs as a service named 'MSSQLServerADHelper' (MSSQLServerADHelper) "Enables integration with Active Directories.".
  • sqlservr.exe runs as a service named 'SQL Server (QLOCALINSTANCE)' (MSSQL$QLOCALINSTANCE) "Provides storage, processing and controlled access of data and rapid transaction processing.".
3 Windows Firewall Allowed Programs
  • sqlbrowser.exe is added as a firewall exception for 'C:\Program Files\Microsoft SQL Server\90\Shared\sqlbrowser.exe'.
  • SqlWtsn.exe is added as a firewall exception for 'C:\Program Files\Microsoft SQL Server\90\Shared\SqlWtsn.exe'.
  • SqlSAC.exe is added as a firewall exception for 'C:\Program Files\Microsoft SQL Server\90\Shared\SqlSAC.exe'.

Program resource utilizationResource utilization averages

Memory:1.44 MB
21.09 MB average
Total CPU:0.0000726448%
0.031193% average
Kernel CPU:0.00006096%
0.016088% average
User CPU:0.00001169%
0.015104% average
CPU cycles/sec:1,112
8,062,084 average

How do I remove Microsoft SQL Server Management Studio Express CTP?

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Or, you can uninstall Microsoft SQL Server Management Studio Express CTP 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 Management Studio Express CTP, 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 Management Studio Express CTP.

Win 7 (SP1) 61%
Win XP 6%
Windows Service? Yes
(Installs a service)
Uninstall it 4%
Keep it 96%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 61.11%
Windows XP 38.89%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Professional 44.44%
Microsoft Windows XP 38.89%
Windows 7 Ultimate 11.11%
Windows 7 Home Basic 5.56%

Distribution by countryGeography

37.50% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 37.50%
  Indonesia 29.17%
  Turkey 8.33%
  United Arab Emirates 4.17%
  India 4.17%
  Italy 4.17%
  Mexico 4.17%
  Vietnam 4.17%
  South Africa 4.17%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Hewlett-Packard 28.57%
Lenovo 21.43%
Acer 14.29%
Dell 7.14%
ASUS 7.14%
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About Microsoft

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Publisher URL: www.microsoft.com


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