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What percent of users and experts removed it?
4% remove it96% keep it
Overall Sentiment
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How common is it?
Global Rank #581
United States Rank #519
Reach 1.1648%
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 16.36 days
482.51 days >
Average installed length: 253.52 days


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Microsoft SQL Server Setup Support Files English

What is Microsoft SQL Server Setup Support Files English?

The Microsoft SQL Server Setup Support Files are installed for both standard and express versions of SQL server installations.


Microsoft SQL Server Setup Support Files English is a software program developed by Microsoft. The most common release is 9.00.5000.00, with over 98% of all installations currently using this version. 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 primary executable is named setup.exe. The setup package generally installs about 19 files and is usually about 333.05 MB (349,232,889 bytes). Relative to the overall usage of users who have this installed on their PCs, most are running Windows 7 (SP1) and Windows Vista (SP2). While about 52% of users of Microsoft SQL Server Setup Support Files English come from the United States, it is also popular in Australia and United Kingdom.

Program detailsProgram details

URL: www.microsoft.com/sqlserver
Help link: go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkId=52154
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\Microsoft SQL Server\90\Setup Bootstrap\
Uninstaller: MsiExec.exe /X{53F5C3EE-05ED-4830-994B-50B2F0D50FCE}
(The Windows Installer is used for the installation, maintenance, and removal.)
Estimated size: 333.05 MB
Language: English (United States)

Program filesFiles installed by Microsoft SQL Server Setup Support Files English

Program executable:setup.exe
Name:Microsoft SQL Server
SQL Server Setup
Path:C:\Program Files\Microsoft SQL Server\90\Setup Bootstrap\setup.exe
Additional files:
  • SQLEXPR.EXE - Microsoft SQL 2005 Server Express Edition
  • DbgHelp.dll - Debugging Tools for Windows(R) (Windows Image Helper)
  • msvcp80.dll - Microsoft® Visual Studio® 2005 (Microsoft® C++ Runtime Library)
  • msvcr80.dll - Microsoft® C Runtime Library
  • xmlrw.dll - Microsoft XML Core Services (Microsoft XML Slim Library)
  • ARPWrapper.exe - Microsoft SQL Server (SQL Server ARPWrapper)
  • Microsoft.SqlServer.AnalysisServices.UpgradeAdvisor.dll - Upgrade Advisor Analyzer for Analysis Services
  • Microsoft.SqlServer.BestPracticesAnalyzer.UpgradeAdvisor.dll
  • Microsoft.SqlServer.DTS.UpgradeAdvisor.dll
  • Microsoft.SqlServer.NotificationServices.UpgradeAdvisor.dll
  • Microsoft.SqlServer.SString.dll - SQL Server Secure String Package
  • Microsoft.SqlServer.UpgradeAdvisor.UaEngine.dll
  • Microsoft.SqlServer.UpgradeAdvisor.UaInterface.dll
  • SqlBoot.dll - SQL Server Edition Settings DLL
  • sqlcu.dll - SQL Server Component Update
  • sqlspars.dll - SQL Setup
  • sqlsval.dll - Validation dll for SQL Setup
  • UACmd.exe - UACMD

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

Scheduled Task
  • setup.exe is scheduled as a task with the class '{C1469630-6EF0-46DC-BB1F-44A9BCEA0FA6}' (runs on registration).

How do I remove Microsoft SQL Server Setup Support Files English?

You can uninstall Microsoft SQL Server Setup Support Files English 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 Setup Support Files (English), 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 Setup Support Files English.

Win 7 (SP1) 57%
Win 10 0%
Uninstall it 4%
Keep it 96%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 63.19%
Windows Vista 17.31%
Windows 10 10.73%
Windows XP 8.45%
Windows Server 2003 0.32%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 28.36%
Windows 7 Professional 18.76%
Windows 7 Ultimate 12.13%
Windows Vista Home Premiu... 11.68%
Microsoft Windows XP 8.36%
Windows 10 Home 3.07%

Distribution by countryGeography

52.47% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 52.47%
  Australia 5.15%
  United Kingdom 4.75%
  India 3.04%
  Germany 2.82%
  Canada 2.65%
  Iran 2.11%
  Poland 1.25%
  Italy 1.19%
  Netherlands 1.11%
  France 0.99%
  Brazil 0.92%
  New Zealand 0.85%
  Turkey 0.79%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Dell 28.14%
Hewlett-Packard 23.25%
Toshiba 12.71%
Acer 11.91%
Lenovo 7.70%
ASUS 4.50%
Samsung 3.00%
Intel 2.22%
American Megatrends 0.94%
Sony 0.72%
Common models
HP Pavilion dv6 Notebook ... 5.79%
LENOVO 2958 4.43%
HP Pavilion dv7 Notebook ... 3.80%
TOSHIBA Satellite L500 3.62%
TOSHIBA Satellite A500 2.14%
TOSHIBA Satellite L650 2.13%

About Microsoft

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Publisher URL: www.microsoft.com


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