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Should I remove Microsoft VSS Writer para SQL Server 2012?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
4% remove it96% keep it
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How common is it?
Global Rank #23,322
United States Rank #40,383
Reach 0.0081%
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 8.74 days
257.73 days >
Average installed length: 135.42 days


11.3.6020.0 0.63%
11.2.5058.0 5.03%
11.1.3000.0 18.87%
11.1.2845.0 0.63%
11.0.2100.60 74.84%

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Microsoft VSS Writer para SQL Server 2012

What is Microsoft VSS Writer para SQL Server 2012?

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, use the Microsoft Windows Services applet. The SQL Writer Service installs on all operating systems.


The most used version is 11.0.2100.60, with over 98% of all installations currently using this version. The software installer includes 9 files and is usually about 3 MB (3,145,728 bytes).

Program detailsProgram details

Help link: go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkId=90958
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\microsoft sql server\110\shared
Uninstaller: MsiExec.exe /I{5074701C-2578-49D5-9247-1EA9833621F1}
(The Windows Installer is used for the installation, maintenance, and removal.)
Estimated size: 3 MB
Language: Spanish (Spain)

Program filesFiles installed by Microsoft VSS Writer para SQL Server 2012

  • dbghelp.dll - Debugging Tools for Windows(R) (Windows Image Helper)
  • instapi110.dll - Microsoft SQL Server (SQL Server Instance API DLL)
  • sqlboot.dll - SQL Server Edition Settings DLL
  • sqldumper.exe - SQL External minidumper

How do I remove Microsoft VSS Writer para SQL Server 2012?

You can uninstall Microsoft VSS Writer para SQL Server 2012 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 VSS Writer para SQL Server 2012, 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 VSS Writer para SQL Server 2012.

Win 10 56%
Win Vista (SP1) 1%
Uninstall it 4%
Keep it 96%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 10 55.97%
Windows 7 43.40%
Windows Vista 0.63%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Ultimate 18.87%
Windows 7 Professional 15.09%
Windows 8.1 Pro 10.06%
Windows 8.1 Single Langua... 9.43%
Windows 8 Pro 8.18%
Windows 10 Pro 6.29%

Distribution by countryGeography

23.84% of installs come from Spain
Which countries install it?
  Spain 23.84%
  Mexico 22.52%
  United States 15.23%
  Peru 11.26%
  Colombia 5.96%
  Ecuador 3.97%
  Chile 3.31%
  Argentina 2.65%
  El Salvador 1.99%
  Paraguay 1.99%
  Nicaragua 1.32%
  BO 1.32%
  Dominican Republic 0.66%
  Costa Rica 0.66%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Hewlett-Packard 24.74%
ASUS 15.46%
Acer 14.43%
Dell 12.37%
Lenovo 11.34%
Toshiba 7.22%
Samsung 5.15%
Intel 3.09%
American Megatrends 1.03%
Common models
HP Pavilion g4 Notebook P... 2.88%
Dell Dell System Inspir... 2.88%
Micro-Star MS-7583 1.92%
Samsung 400B4B/400B5B/200... 1.92%
Gigabyte GA-78LMT-USB3 1.92%
LENOVO 10104 1.92%

About Microsoft

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Publisher URL: www.microsoft.com


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