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VersionDistribution 4.76% 9.52% 14.29% 28.57% 4.76% 9.52% 19.05% 4.76% 4.76%

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SOLUS 3 Agent

What is SOLUS 3 Agent?  (from Capita Business Services Ltd)

SOLUS (SIMS Online Update Service) allows you to automatically perform SIMS upgrades on a workstation without intervention. A large number of schools, academies and local authorities are now using SOLUS as the principle method of updating their SIMS system.


SOLUS 3 Agent is a software program developed by Capita Business Services Ltd. The most common release is, with over 98% of all installations currently using this version. 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. The setup package generally installs about 41 files and is usually about 6.68 MB (7,003,136 bytes). Relative to the overall usage of users who have this installed on their PCs, most are running Windows 7 (SP1) and Windows 8. While about 75% of users of SOLUS 3 Agent come from United Kingdom, it is also popular in the United States and India.

Program detailsProgram details

URL: www.capita-sims.co.uk/support-and-services/solus
Help link: www.capita-cs.co.uk
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\solus3\agentservice
Uninstaller: MsiExec.exe /X{07BA2744-05A6-42DC-85EC-D5316949F1F1}
(The Windows Installer is used for the installation, maintenance, and removal.)
Estimated size: 6.68 MB
Language: English (United States)

Program filesFiles installed by SOLUS 3 Agent

  • sims.solus3.deploymentserver.serviceinterface.dll - Sims.Solus3.DeploymentServer.ServiceInterface
  • sims.solus3.deploymentserver.datatransfer.dll - Sims.Solus3.DeploymentServer.DataTransfer
  • sims.solus3.deploymentserver.serviceproxy.dll - Sims.Solus3.DeploymentServer.ServiceProxy
  • sims.solus3.agent.serviceimplementation.dll - Sims.Solus3.Agent.ServiceImplementation
  • sims.solus3.agent.serviceinterface.dll - Sims.Solus3.Agent.ServiceInterface
  • sims.solus3.agent.offlinedeployer.exe - Sims.Solus3.Agent.OfflineDeployer
  • sims.solus3.agent.packagedeployer.exe - Sims.Solus3.Agent.PackageDeployer
  • sims.solus3.agent.targetdiscovery.dll - Sims.Solus3.Agent.TargetDiscovery
  • sims.solus3.agent.agentservice.exe - Sims.Solus3.Agent.AgentService
  • sims.solus3.common.unityhelper.dll - Sims.Solus3.Common.UnityHelper
  • sims.solus3.common.security.dll - Sims.Solus3.Common.Security
  • sims.solus3.agent.business.dll - Sims.Solus3.Agent.Business
  • sims.solus3.agent.ui.exe - Sims.Solus3.Agent.UI
  • sims.solus3.packagebuilder.decompiler.dll - PackageDecompiler
  • infrastructure.dll - Infrastructure (SOLUS 3 Infrastructure)
  • sims.solus3.common.logginghelper.dll - LoggingHelper (SOLUS 3 Logging Helper)
  • sims.solus3.common.nativemethods.dll - NativeMethods (SOLUS 3 Native Methods)
  • sims.solus3.datastore.packageserver.dll - PackageServer (SOLUS 3 Package Server Database Access)
  • sims.solus3.deployment.tasks.dll - TasksCommon (SOLUS 3 Common Tasks)
  • sims.solus3.common.attributes.dll - Attributes (SOLUS 3 Attributes)
  • sims.solus3.common.extensions.dll - Extensions (SOLUS 3 Extensions)
  • sims.solus3.common.networking.dll - Networking (SOLUS 3 Networking)
  • resources.dll - Resources
  • sims.solus3.common.utilities.dll - Utilities (SOLUS 3 Utilities)
  • sims.solus3.datastore.common.dll - Common
  • sims.solus3.agent.repository.dll - Sims.Solus3.Agent.Repository
  • nlog.dll (by NLog) - NLog - .NET Logging Library (NLog for .NET 2.0)

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

  • sims.solus3.agent.agentservice.exe runs as a service named 'Solus3 Agent Service' (Solus3Agent) "Capita Solus3 Agent Service. Provides updates automatically for Capita software.".

How do I remove SOLUS 3 Agent?

Quickly and completely remove SOLUS 3 Agent from your computer by downloading "Should I Remove It?", its 100% FREE and installs in seconds (click the button below).
Or, you can uninstall SOLUS 3 Agent 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 SOLUS 3 Agent, 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 SOLUS 3 Agent.

Win 7 (SP1) 86%
Win XP 5%
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 85.71%
Windows 10 9.52%
Windows XP 4.76%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Professional 66.67%
Windows 7 Enterprise 19.05%
Windows 10 Enterprise 4.76%
Microsoft Windows XP 4.76%
Windows 8 Enterprise 4.76%

Distribution by countryGeography

75.00% of installs come from United Kingdom
Which countries install it?
  United Kingdom 75.00%
  United States 20.83%
  India 4.17%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Hewlett-Packard 40.00%
Dell 20.00%
Lenovo 13.33%
Samsung 6.67%
Acer 6.67%
Toshiba 6.67%
Common models
OEGStone W55xEU 10.00%
Gigabyte H61M-S2V-B3 5.00%
LENOVO 1577G3G 5.00%
HP ProBook 4530s 5.00%
Dell OptiPlex 390 5.00%
Samsung 400B2B/400B2B 5.00%


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