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9.00.5000.00 67.62%
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Microsoft SQL Server VSS-skrivare

What is Microsoft SQL Server VSS-skrivare?  (from Microsoft)

The SQL Writer Service provides added functionality for backup and restore of SQL Server through the Volume Shadow Copy Service framework. The SQL Writer Service is installed automatically. It must be running when the Volume Shadow Copy Service (VSS) application requests a backup or restore. To configure the service, u...  Read more


Microsoft SQL Server VSS-skrivare 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. 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 129 files and is usually about 228.36 MB (239,457,516 bytes). Relative to the overall usage of users who have this installed on their PCs, most are running Windows Vista (SP2) and Windows 7 (SP1). While about 88% of users of Microsoft SQL Server VSS-skrivare come from Sweden, it is also popular in the United States and United Kingdom.

Program detailsProgram details

Help link: go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkId=52155
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\Microsoft SQL Server\
Uninstaller: MsiExec.exe /I{77FF0516-DFBE-4386-8831-E8A555D4DF97}
(The Windows Installer is used for the installation, maintenance, and removal.)
Estimated size: 228.36 MB
Language: Swedish (Sweden)

Program filesFiles installed by Microsoft SQL Server VSS-skrivare

  • 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
  • atl80.dll - Microsoft® Visual Studio® 2005 (ATL Module for Windows (Unicode))
  • dbghelp.dll - Debugging Tools for Windows(R) (Windows Image Helper)
  • mfc80.dll - MFCDLL Shared Library - Retail Version
  • MFC80CHS.DLL - MFC Language Specific Resources
  • mfc80u.dll
  • msvcp80.dll - Microsoft® C++ Runtime Library
  • msvcr80.dll - Microsoft® C Runtime Library
  • msvcr71.dll - Microsoft® Visual Studio .NET
  • msxmlsql.dll - Microsoft(R) MSXMLSQL 1.0 RTM (MSXMLSQL RTM)
  • xmlrw.dll - Microsoft XML Core Services (Microsoft XML Slim Library)
  • ARPWrapper.exe - Microsoft SQL Server (SQL Server ARPWrapper)
  • AXSCPHST90.DLL - AxScriptHost90 - Active Scripting Host for SQL
  • batchparser90.dll - Batch Parser
  • bcp.exe - BCP - SQL bulk copy tool
  • BPAClient.dll
  • BPAClient.Resources.dll
  • bpacmd.exe - SQL BPA command line
  • bpacmd.Resources.dll - SQL BPA-kommandorad
  • BpaCmdX.dll
  • BpaCmdX.Resources.dll
  • bpacommon.dll
  • bpacommon.Resources.dll
  • BPAServer.dll
  • BPLib.dll
  • DISTRIB.exe - SQL Server Replication Distribution Agent
  • impprov.dll - Import OLE DB Provider for SQL Server
  • instapi.dll - SQL Server Instance API DLL
  • isacctchange.dll - IS Account change notification
  • 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.AnalysisServices.UpgradeAdvisor.dll - Upgrade Advisor Analyzer for Analysis Services
  • Microsoft.SqlServer.AnalysisServices.UpgradeAdvisor.Resources.dll - Upgrade Advisor Analyzer för Analysis Services
  • Microsoft.SqlServer.BestPracticesAnalyzer.UpgradeAdvisor.dll
  • Microsoft.SqlServer.BestPracticesAnalyzer.UpgradeAdvisor.resources.dll
  • Microsoft.SqlServer.DTS.UpgradeAdvisor.dll
  • Microsoft.SqlServer.DTS.UpgradeAdvisor.Resources.dll
  • Microsoft.SqlServer.NotificationServices.UpgradeAdvisor.dll
  • Microsoft.SqlServer.NotificationServices.UpgradeAdvisor.Resources.dll
  • Microsoft.SqlServer.Replication.BusinessLogicSupport.dll - Replication Business Logic Support Library
  • Microsoft.SqlServer.SString.dll - SQL Server Secure String Package
  • Microsoft.SqlServer.UpgradeAdvisor.UaEngine.dll
  • Microsoft.SqlServer.UpgradeAdvisor.UaEngine.Resources.dll
  • Microsoft.SqlServer.UpgradeAdvisor.UaInterface.dll
  • Microsoft.SqlServer.UpgradeAdvisor.UaInterface.Resources.dll
  • msgprox.dll - SQL Server Merge Replication Message Provider
  • OSQL.EXE - OSQL - SQL query tool
  • rdistcom.dll - SQL Server Replication Distribution Library

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).
3 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 'SQL Server-Browser' (SQLBrowser) "Stellt Clientcomputern SQL Server-Verbindungsinformationen bereit.".
  • sqladhlp90.exe runs as a service named 'SQL Server Active Directory Helper' (MSSQLServerADHelper) "Enables integration with Active Directories.".
3 Windows Firewall Allowed Programs
  • sqlbrowser.exe is added as a firewall exception for 'C:\Programfiler\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'.

How do I remove Microsoft SQL Server VSS-skrivare?

You can uninstall Microsoft SQL Server VSS-skrivare 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 VSS-skrivare, 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 VSS-skrivare.

Win Vista (SP2) 57%
Win 7 2%
Windows Service? Yes
(Installs a service)
Uninstall it 5%
Keep it 95%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows Vista 65.71%
Windows 7 27.62%
Windows 10 3.81%
Windows XP 2.86%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows Vista Home Premiu... 25.71%
Windows Vista Business 22.86%
Windows 7 Home Premium 17.14%
Windows Vista Home Basic 17.14%
Windows 7 Professional 8.57%
Microsoft Windows XP 2.86%

Distribution by countryGeography

88.07% of installs come from Sweden
Which countries install it?
  Sweden 88.07%
  United States 8.26%
  United Kingdom 2.75%
  Estonia 0.92%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Acer 44.23%
Hewlett-Packard 25.96%
Dell 9.62%
Samsung 9.62%
Lenovo 3.85%
Toshiba 2.88%
ASUS 1.92%
Sony 0.96%
Common models
Acer Extensa 5230 6.80%
Acer Extensa 5630 5.83%
HP Compaq 6720s 3.88%
Samsung R520/R522/R620 ... 2.91%
Acer Extensa 7620 2.91%
Acer Extensa 5620 2.91%

About Microsoft

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Publisher URL: www.microsoft.com


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