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Should I remove SolarWinds WMI Providers?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
12% remove it88% keep it
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1.85.490.0 20.00%
1.85.455.0 40.00%
1.80.785.0 40.00%

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SolarWinds WMI Providers

What is SolarWinds WMI Providers?  (from SolarWinds)

The SolarWinds WMI Providers for managed clients provide additional management and inventory tools that are not native to WSUS. Without them, you can only use Patch Manager to interface with WSUS, not directly with any managed clients. The following lists detail what is available with and without the WMI Providers. By ...  Read more


SolarWinds WMI Providers is a software program developed by SolarWinds. The most common release is 1.85.455.0, with over 98% of all installations currently using this version. The primary executable is named wmiproviders_1.85.490.exe. The setup package generally installs about 3 files and is usually about 12.79 MB (13,410,803 bytes). Relative to the overall usage of users who have this installed on their PCs, most are running Windows 7 (SP1) and Windows XP. While about 70% of users of SolarWinds WMI Providers come from the United States, it is also popular in Brazil and France.

Program detailsProgram details

URL: www.solarwinds.com
Help link: www.solarwinds.com/customerportal
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\SolarWinds\Patch Manager
Uninstaller: "C:\ProgramData\{53522B45-C96D-45A9-9D71-310CB4970D9D}\wmiproviders_1.85.490.exe" REMOVE=TRUE MODIFY=FALSE
Estimated size: 12.79 MB

Program filesFiles installed by SolarWinds WMI Providers

Program executable:wmiproviders_1.85.490.exe
Additional files:
  • EminentWareExtensionProvider.exe - EminentWare Extension WMI Provider
  • ewSccm2007Provider.exe - EminentWare SCCM 2007 WMI Provider
  • WUAProvider.exe - Windows Update Agent WMI Provider

How do I remove SolarWinds WMI Providers?

You can uninstall SolarWinds WMI Providers 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 SolarWinds WMI Providers, 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 SolarWinds WMI Providers.

Win 7 (SP1) 80%
Win XP 20%
Uninstall it 12%
Keep it 88%
United States

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 80.00%
Windows XP 20.00%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Professional 40.00%
Windows 7 Enterprise 40.00%
Microsoft Windows XP 20.00%

Distribution by countryGeography

70.00% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 70.00%
  Brazil 10.00%
  France 10.00%
  Canada 10.00%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Dell 40.00%
Toshiba 20.00%
Intel 20.00%
Hewlett-Packard 20.00%
Common models
VMware, Inc. VMware Virtu... 20.00%
TOSHIBA Satellite Pro A20... 20.00%
HP Compaq dc5800 Small Fo... 20.00%
Dell OptiPlex 760 20.00%
Dell Latitude E6410 20.00%

About SolarWinds

SolarWinds is a developer of network, applications, virtualization and storage management software and sells downloadable software products that maintain, monitor and troubleshoot networks.
Publisher URL: www.solarwinds.com


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