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Should I remove Microsoft Visual Studio Macro Tools?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
8% remove it92% keep it
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How common is it?
Global Rank #1,275
United States Rank #1,913
Reach 0.5399%
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 20.06 days
591.67 days >
Average installed length: 310.88 days


9.0.30729 99.94%

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Microsoft Visual Studio Macro Tools

What is Microsoft Visual Studio Macro Tools?

A macro is a series of commands and instructions that you group together as a single command to accomplish a task automatically. Macros allow you to automate repetitive actions. Visual Studio includes the Macros integrated development environment (IDE), which is used solely for creating, manipulating, editing, and running macros. The Macros IDE is separate from the Visual Studio IDE.


The main program executable is vsmsvr10.exe. The software installer includes 19 files and is usually about 27.06 MB (28,377,646 bytes).

Program detailsProgram details

URL: msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/b4c73967(v=vs.80).aspx
Help link: go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkId=96782
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\Common Files\Microsoft Shared\VSA\9.0\VsaEnv\
Uninstaller: msiexec.exe /uninstall {6CDEAD7E-F8D8-37F7-AB6F-1E22716E30F3}
(The Windows Installer is used for the installation, maintenance, and removal.)
Estimated size: 27.06 MB

Program filesFiles installed by Microsoft Visual Studio Macro Tools

Program executable:vsmsvr10.exe
Name:Microsoft® Visual Studio® 2010
Microsoft Visual Studio Macros Runtime Server
Path:C:\Program Files\Common Files\Microsoft Shared\VSA\9.0\VsaEnv\vsmsvr10.exe
Additional files:
  • Microsoft.WizardFramework.dll - Microsoft (R) Visual Studio (R) 2005
  • Microsoft.WizardFrameworkVS.dll
  • compluslm.dll - Microsoft® Visual Studio® 2008 (Complus Library Manager Package)
  • msenv.dll - Development Environment DLL
  • msobj80.dll - Microsoft® Object File Parser
  • mspdb80.dll - Microsoft® Program Database
  • mspdbcore.dll
  • mspdbsrv.exe
  • msvb7.dll - Microsoft Visual Basic
  • vsaenv.exe - Visual Studio Macros
  • vsaenv10.exe - Microsoft® Visual Studio® 2010
  • vsamnu.dll - VSA Menu Registration DLL
  • vsmsvr.exe - Microsoft Visual Studio Macros Runtime Server
  • vsmsvrp.dll - vsmsvr Package Proxy
  • vssln.dll - Microsoft(R) Visual Studio Solution Package
  • vstlbinf.dll - TypeLib Information Objects (VS .NET)
  • msdis160.dll - Microsoft® Disassembler
  • msdis170.dll

How do I remove Microsoft Visual Studio Macro Tools?

You can uninstall Microsoft Visual Studio Macro Tools 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 Macro Tools, 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 Macro Tools.

Win 7 (SP1) 64%
Win XP 0%
Uninstall it 8%
Keep it 92%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 71.77%
Windows 10 23.53%
Windows XP 2.95%
Windows Vista 1.69%
Windows Server 2003 0.06%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Ultimate 23.28%
Windows 7 Professional 20.84%
Windows 7 Home Premium 20.04%
Windows 8.1 Pro 4.74%
Windows 7 Enterprise 4.62%
Windows 8 Pro 3.30%

Distribution by countryGeography

34.00% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 34.00%
  India 4.84%
  France 3.44%
  United Kingdom 3.41%
  Germany 3.40%
  Iran 2.83%
  Canada 2.66%
  Italy 2.08%
  Brazil 2.01%
  Taiwan 1.99%
  MA 1.79%
  Israel 1.78%
  Mexico 1.58%
  Turkey 1.47%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Dell 27.64%
Hewlett-Packard 24.31%
ASUS 11.48%
Acer 11.25%
Lenovo 5.29%
Toshiba 5.16%
Samsung 3.52%
Intel 2.24%
MSI 0.87%
Apple 0.69%
Alienware 0.58%
Common models
HP Pavilion dv6 Notebook ... 8.63%
HP Pavilion g6 Notebook P... 5.02%
Dell Inspiron N5110 4.80%
HP Pavilion dv7 Notebook ... 3.70%
Dell Inspiron N5010 3.30%
ASUS All Series 2.90%

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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