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Microsoft Visual Studio 2008 Remote Debugger Light x64 - DEU

What is Microsoft Visual Studio 2008 Remote Debugger Light x64 - DEU?

The Visual Studio remote debugger enables you to run, debug, profile, and test a Windows Store app that is running on one device from a second computer that is running Visual Studio. Running on a remote device can be especially effective when the Visual Studio computer does not support functionality that is specific to Windows Store apps, such as touch, geo-location, and physical orientation.


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 23 files and is usually about 12.28 MB (12,875,817 bytes).

Program detailsProgram details

Help link: go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkId=96782
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\Microsoft Visual Studio 9.0\
Uninstaller: C:\Program Files\Microsoft Visual Studio 9.0\Microsoft Visual Studio 2008 Remote Debugger Light (x64) - DEU\install.exe
Estimated size: 12.28 MB

Program filesFiles installed by Microsoft Visual Studio 2008 Remote Debugger Light x64 - DEU

  • WDE.dll - Microsoft® Visual Studio® Extensions for Windows® Workflow Foundation (Workflowdebug-Modul)
  • iisresolver.dll - Microsoft (R) Visual Studio (R) 2008
  • vsdiag_regwcf.exe
  • vsdiag_regwcf.resources.dll
  • AvVsPkDH.dll - Microsoft® Visual Studio® 2008 (Microsoft® Visual Studio Application Verifier Debug Helper)
  • dbghelp.dll - Debugging Tools for Windows(R) (Windows Image Helper)
  • install.exe - External Installer
  • install.res.1031.dll - Ressourcen-DLL für UI-Wrapper
  • install.res.1033.dll - UI Wrapper Resource DLL
  • install.res.1036.dll
  • mcee.dll - MC++ Expression Evaluator
  • Microsoft.VisualStudio.Debugger.Runtime.Impl.dll - Managed Debugger In-process Helper DLL
  • mpishim.exe - MPISHIM
  • msdbgui.dll - Microsoft-Debugzeichenfolgen
  • msvb7.dll - Microsoft Visual Basic
  • msvb7ui.dll - Visual Basic Resource DLL
  • msvsmon.exe - Visual Studio Remote Debugging Monitor
  • rdbgwiz.exe - Visual Studio Remote Debugger Configuration Wizard
  • symsrv.dll - Symbol Server
  • Microsoft.XslDebugger.dll - Microsoft® .NET Framework (Visual Studio .NET Framework Designer)
  • Microsoft.Xsldebugger.Host.exe - Visual Studio .NET XSLT Execution Utility
  • Microsoft.Xsldebugger.Host.resources.dll
  • Microsoft.XslDebugger.Resources.dll

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

Scheduled Task
  • msvsmon.exe is scheduled as a task with the class '{76BD6EE4-8B20-4DBE-A2C1-88021F218913}' (runs on registration).
  • msvsmon.exe runs as a service named 'Visual Studio 2008 Remote Debugger' (msvsmon90) "Allows members of the Administrators group to remotely debug server applications using Visual Studio 2008. Use the Visual Studio 2008 Remote Debugging Configuration Wizard to enable this service.".
Windows Firewall Allowed Program
  • msvsmon.exe is added as a firewall exception for 'C:\Program Files\Microsoft Visual Studio 9.0\Common7\IDE\Remote Debugger\x86\msvsmon.exe'.

How do I remove Microsoft Visual Studio 2008 Remote Debugger Light x64 - DEU?

You can uninstall Microsoft Visual Studio 2008 Remote Debugger Light x64 - DEU 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 Visual Studio 2008 Remote Debugger Light (x64) - DEU, 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 Visual Studio 2008 Remote Debugger Light x64 - DEU.

Win 7 (SP1) 79%
Win Vista (SP1) 1%
Windows Service? Yes
(Installs a service)
Uninstall it 10%
Keep it 90%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 79.78%
Windows 10 17.42%
Windows Vista 2.81%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 39.89%
Windows 7 Professional 24.72%
Windows 7 Ultimate 12.92%
Windows 8.1 3.37%
Windows 8 2.81%
Windows 10 Pro 2.25%

Distribution by countryGeography

72.04% of installs come from Germany
Which countries install it?
  Germany 72.04%
  United States 10.75%
  Austria 5.91%
  Switzerland 4.30%
  Netherlands 1.61%
  AZ 0.54%
  Belgium 0.54%
  Spain 0.54%
  United Kingdom 0.54%
  Hungary 0.54%
  Italy 0.54%
  MA 0.54%
  Saudi Arabia 0.54%
  Sweden 0.54%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Acer 26.53%
Hewlett-Packard 19.39%
Dell 15.31%
Medion 9.18%
ASUS 6.12%
Sahara 3.06%
Lenovo 2.04%
Samsung 2.04%
Toshiba 2.04%
Common models
MEDIONPC MS-7728 4.46%
HP Pavilion dv6 Notebook ... 3.57%
HP Pavilion dv7 Notebook ... 2.68%
Gigabyte EP35-DS3 1.79%
Acer Aspire 7750G 1.79%
Acer Aspire M5802/M3802 1.79%

About Microsoft

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Publisher URL: www.microsoft.com


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