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Should I remove Microsoft Web Deploy?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
4% remove it96% keep it
Overall Sentiment
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How common is it?
Global Rank #1,883
United States Rank #2,416
Reach 0.3529%
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 19.52 days
575.89 days >
Average installed length: 302.59 days


3.1236.1631 95.01%
3.1236.1516 2.26%
3.1236.1310 2.23%
3.1236.1307 0.36%
3.1235.01 0.14%

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Microsoft Web Deploy 3.0

What is Microsoft Web Deploy?

Web Deploy enables you to package your Web application content, configuration, databases and any other artifacts like registry, GAC assemblies etc., which can be used for storage or redeployment. If the package needs to be redeployed to a different environment, configuration values within the package can be parameterized during deployment without requiring modifications to the packages themselves. Once created, these packages can be deployed using Web Deploy cmdline or IIS Manager without requiring administrative privileges.

About  (from Microsoft)

Web Deploy (msdeploy) simplifies deployment of Web applications and Web sites to IIS servers. Administrators can use Web Deploy to synchronize IIS servers or to migrate to newer versions of IIS. Web Deploy Tool also enables administrators and delegated users to use IIS Manager to deploy ASP.NET and PHP applications to ...  Read more


The most used version is 3.1236.1631, with over 98% of all installations currently using this version. 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 main program executable is MSDeployIcon.exe. The software installer includes 10 files and is usually about 5.71 MB (5,984,256 bytes).

Program detailsProgram details

URL: www.iis.net/downloads/microsoft/web-deploy
Installation folder: C:\Windows\Installer\{AA72C306-30BE-4BB1-9E42-59552BAD2CDF}
Uninstaller: MsiExec.exe /I{AA72C306-30BE-4BB1-9E42-59552BAD2CDF}
(The Windows Installer is used for the installation, maintenance, and removal.)
Estimated size: 5.71 MB
Language: English (United States)

Program filesFiles installed by Microsoft Web Deploy 3.0

Program executable:MSDeployIcon.exe
Additional files:
  • msdeploy.exe - Microsoft Web Platform Extensions (Web Deploy)
  • microsoft.web.deployment.dll - Microsoft IIS Extensions (Web Deployment Framework)
  • msdepsvc.exe - Web Deployment Agent Service
  • microsoft.web.delegation.dll
  • msdeploy.resources.dll
  • axnative.dll - Microsoft Web Deployment Tool (MSDeploy Native Support DLL)
  • microsoft.web.deployment.powershell.dll - Web Deployment PowerShell Framework
  • msdepsvc.resources.dll

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

  • msdepsvc.exe runs as a service named 'MsDepSvc' (MsDepSvc) "Remote agent service for the Web Deployment Tool.".

Program resource utilizationResource utilization averages

Memory:18.47 MB
21.09 MB average
Total CPU:0.0009606856%
0.031193% average
Kernel CPU:0.00049346%
0.016088% average
User CPU:0.00046722%
0.015104% average
CPU cycles/sec:8,716
8,062,084 average
I/O reads/min:155 Bytes
435.61 KB average

How do I remove Microsoft Web Deploy?

You can uninstall Microsoft Web Deploy 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 Web Deploy 3.0, 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 Web Deploy.

Windows Service? Yes
(Installs a service)
Uninstall it 4%
Keep it 96%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 65.38%
Windows 10 33.15%
Windows XP 0.73%
Windows Vista 0.68%
Windows Server 2003 0.06%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 23.58%
Windows 7 Ultimate 18.63%
Windows 7 Professional 17.11%
Windows 8 Pro 7.43%
Windows 8.1 Pro 5.51%
Windows 8.1 4.31%

Distribution by countryGeography

40.15% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 40.15%
  Germany 4.36%
  United Kingdom 4.32%
  Canada 2.92%
  France 2.83%
  India 2.76%
  Brazil 2.51%
  Italy 2.44%
  Israel 1.73%
  Taiwan 1.57%
  Australia 1.57%
  Netherlands 1.57%
  Turkey 1.56%
  Belgium 1.36%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Dell 24.97%
Hewlett-Packard 24.07%
ASUS 12.63%
Acer 12.45%
Lenovo 5.58%
Samsung 4.99%
Toshiba 4.47%
Intel 2.10%
Apple 0.81%
MSI 0.79%
Alienware 0.70%
Common models
HP Pavilion dv6 Notebook ... 7.98%
HP Pavilion g6 Notebook P... 4.55%
HP Pavilion dv7 Notebook ... 4.15%
Dell Inspiron N5010 3.16%
Dell Inspiron N5110 2.97%
Dell Dell System XPS L5... 2.77%

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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