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What percent of users and experts removed it?
1% remove it99% keep it
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11.3.6020.0 4.31%
11.2.5058.0 13.79%
11.1.3000.0 25.86%
11.0.2100.60 54.31%

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Microsoft VSS Writer per SQL Server 2012

What is Microsoft VSS Writer per 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 common release is 11.0.2100.60, with over 98% of all installations currently using this version. The setup package generally installs about 9 files and is usually about 3.02 MB (3,162,112 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{B4593F3D-B6DF-4D9B-8076-DFEF548F7ABA}
(The Windows Installer is used for the installation, maintenance, and removal.)
Estimated size: 3.02 MB
Language: Italian (Italy)

Program filesFiles installed by Microsoft VSS Writer per 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 per SQL Server 2012?

You can uninstall Microsoft VSS Writer per 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 per 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 per SQL Server 2012.

Win 10 74%
Win 7 (SP1) 26%
Uninstall it 1%
Keep it 99%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 10 74.14%
Windows 7 25.86%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 10 Home 16.38%
Windows 8.1 Pro 13.79%
Windows 8.1 12.93%
Windows 7 Professional 12.07%
Windows 10 Pro 11.21%
Windows 8 Pro 6.03%

Distribution by countryGeography

82.61% of installs come from Italy
Which countries install it?
  Italy 82.61%
  United States 15.65%
  Finland 0.87%
  United Kingdom 0.87%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
ASUS 25.32%
Hewlett-Packard 24.05%
Acer 20.25%
Dell 15.19%
Lenovo 6.33%
Samsung 3.80%
Apple 2.53%
Intel 2.53%
Common models
HP Pavilion 15 Notebook P... 3.06%
ASUSTeK K56CM 2.04%
HP ProBook 4530s 2.04%
HP-Pavilion WC910AA-ABZ H... 2.04%

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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