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Should I remove Microsoft VSS Writer for SQL Server 2014 CTP2?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
6% remove it94% keep it
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VersionDistribution
12.0.1524.0 100.00%

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Microsoft VSS Writer for SQL Server 2014 CTP2

Overview

Microsoft VSS Writer for SQL Server 2014 CTP2 is a program developed by Microsoft. It adds a background controller service that is set to automatically run. Delaying the start of this service is possible through the service manager. The software installer includes 9 files and is usually about 2.91 MB (3,047,424 bytes). In comparison to the total number of users, most PCs are running the OS Windows 10 as well as Windows 7 (SP1). While about 74% of users of Microsoft VSS Writer for SQL Server 2014 CTP2 come from the United States, it is also popular in Egypt and Brazil.

Program detailsProgram details

Help link: go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkId=90958
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\microsoft sql server\120\shared
Uninstaller: MsiExec.exe /I{549E59D0-CE66-4AE1-905D-A1E3FD915070}
(The Windows Installer is used for the installation, maintenance, and removal.)
Estimated size: 2.91 MB
Language: English (United States)

Program filesFiles installed by Microsoft VSS Writer for SQL Server 2014 CTP2

  • dbghelp.dll - Debugging Tools for Windows(R) (Windows Image Helper)
  • instapi120.dll - Microsoft SQL Server (SQL Server Instance API DLL)
  • sqlboot.dll - SQL Server Edition Settings Library
  • sqldumper.exe - SQL External minidumper
  • sqlvdi.dll - Virtual Device Interface for BACKUP/RESTORE
  • sqlwriter.exe - SQL Server VSS Writer - 64 Bit
  • sqlwvss.dll - SQL VSS Writer VSS INTERACTION DLL
  • sqlwvss_xp.dll
  • sqlwriter_keyfile.dll - SQL Server Patch KeyFile

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

Service
  • sqlwriter.exe runs as a service named 'SQLWriter' (SQLWriter) "Provides the interface to backup/restore Microsoft SQL server through the Windows VSS infrastructure.".

How do I remove Microsoft VSS Writer for SQL Server 2014 CTP2?

Quickly and completely remove Microsoft VSS Writer for SQL Server 2014 CTP2 from your computer by downloading Reason's ‘Should I Remove It?’ (click the button below).
Or, you can uninstall Microsoft VSS Writer for SQL Server 2014 CTP2 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 VSS Writer for SQL Server 2014 CTP2, 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 VSS Writer for SQL Server 2014 CTP2.

OS VERSIONS
Win 10 62%
Win 7 (SP1) 38%
 
HOW IT RUNS
Windows Service? Yes
(Installs a service)
 
USER ACTIONS
Uninstall it 6%
Keep it 94%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 10 61.54%
Windows 7 38.46%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 23.08%
Windows 8.1 23.08%
Windows 8.1 Pro 15.38%
Windows 10 Home 7.69%
Windows 7 Professional 7.69%
Windows 7 Ultimate 7.69%

Distribution by countryGeography

74.07% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 74.07%
  Egypt 7.41%
  Brazil 3.70%
  Finland 3.70%
  India 3.70%
  Slovakia 3.70%
  Turkey 3.70%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Hewlett-Packard 30.77%
Lenovo 23.08%
ASUS 15.38%
Toshiba 15.38%
Alienware 7.69%
Acer 7.69%
Common models
TOSHIBA SATELLITE C855-1Q... 7.69%
TOSHIBA Satellite C655 7.69%
MSI MS-7788 7.69%
LENOVO 3443CTO 7.69%
LENOVO 2949 7.69%
LENOVO 2359CTO 7.69%

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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