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Remote Administration Tools


Remote Administration Tools is a program developed by Microsoft. 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 software installer includes 24 files and is usually about 534.5 KB (547,328 bytes). A majority of the PCs this is running on, most OS versions are Windows Server 2003. While about 72% of users of Remote Administration Tools come from the United States, it is also popular in Brazil and Czech Republic.

Program detailsProgram details

Help link: www.microsoft.com/windows/serverappliance
Installation folder: C:\Windows\System32\serverappliance\web\admin\images
Uninstaller: MsiExec.exe /X{A4F8313B-0E21-478B-B289-BFB7736CA7AA}
(The Windows Installer is used for the installation, maintenance, and removal.)
Estimated size: 534.5 KB
Language: English (United States)

Program filesFiles installed by Remote Administration Tools

  • appsrvcs.dll - Microsoft Server Appliance Services
  • comhelper.dll - Microsoft Server Appliance COMhelper Module
  • gentask.dll - Server Appliance Generic Task Component
  • initsrvc.dll - Microsoft Server Appliance Initialization / Shutdown Service
  • saalertboottask.dll - Server Appliance Alert Boot Task Module
  • saappletalk.dll - Microsoft Server Appliance Apple Talk Module
  • saevfltr.dll - Server Appliance NT Event Filter Consumer
  • sahelper.dll - Server Appliance Helper Component
  • salocmgr.dll - Microsoft Server Appliance Localization Manager Component
  • setdatetime.dll - Microsoft Server Appliance SetDateTime Task
  • shutdowntask.dll - Server Appliance Shutdown Task Component
  • taskctx.dll - Microsoft Server Appliance Task Context
  • appmgr.exe - Remote Server Manager
  • elementmgr.exe - Web Element Manager
  • taskcord.exe - Microsoft Server Appliance Task Coordinator
  • taskshutdown.exe - Server Appliance Shutdown Executable
  • mssanic.dll - Microsoft Server Appliance Network Plugin
  • saalertemailconsumerprovider.dll - Server Appliance Alert Email Event Consumer Provider
  • sacom.dll - Server Appliance COM Interfaces
  • selfsigncert.dll - Server Appliance Self Sign Cert Module
  • setalertemail.dll - Microsoft Server Appliance SetAlertEmail Task
  • setsystemlocale.dll - Server Appliance Set System Locale Module
  • srvcsurg.exe - Remote Administration Service
  • wimgapi.dll - Windows Imaging Library

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

3 Services
  • elementmgr.exe runs as a service named 'Web Element Manager' (elementmgr) "Provides access to extensible Web user interface elements for a remotely managed server. If this service is stopped, it will restart automatically. If this service is disabled, the Remote Administration Tools Web user interface for server administration will not function properly.".
  • appmgr.exe runs as a service named 'Remote Server Manager' (appmgr) "Maintains and controls the local state of a remotely managed server. If this service is stopped, some Remote Administration Tools features will not function properly.".
  • srvcsurg.exe runs as a service named 'Remote Administration Service' (srvcsurg) "Provides a host service for remote administration COM components. If this service is stopped, some Remote Administration Tools features may not function properly.".

How do I remove Remote Administration Tools?

Quickly and completely remove Remote Administration Tools from your computer by downloading "Should I Remove It?", its 100% FREE and installs in seconds (click the button below).
Or, you can uninstall Remote Administration 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: Click Uninstall a Program.
    • Windows XP: Click Add or Remove Programs.
  2. When you find the program Remote Administration Tools, click it, and then do one of the following:
    • Windows Vista/7/8: 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 Remote Administration Tools.

Windows Service? Yes
(Installs a service)
Uninstall it 8%
Keep it 92%
Windows Server 2003

Distribution by countryGeography

72.22% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 72.22%
  Brazil 5.56%
  Czech Republic 5.56%
  United Kingdom 5.56%
  India 5.56%
  Pakistan 5.56%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Intel 42.86%
Hewlett-Packard 14.29%
Dell 14.29%
Compaq 14.29%
American Megatrends 14.29%
Common models
Xen HVM domU 14.29%
VMware, Inc. VMware Virtu... 14.29%
Intel NetMove 204... 14.29%
Intel MP Server 14.29%
HP Compaq dx7500 Microtow... 14.29%
HP Compaq dx6120 MT(PL926... 14.29%

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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