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Global Rank #1,855
United States Rank #2,837
Reach 0.3607%
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 7.51 days
221.65 days >
Average installed length: 116.46 days


VersionDistribution 0.86% 3.09% 29.99% 13.04% 26.53% 26.49%

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VAIO Media Server Settings

What is VAIO Media Server Settings?  (from Sony)

With VAIO Media plus, it’s easy to access movies and photos stored on computers anywhere in your home and view them in the living room on a large-screen TV. For example, watch a travel video stored on dad’s VAIO or access mom’s VAIO and have a look at pictures from the recent sports meet — all in the comfort of your li...  Read more


VAIO Media Server Settings is a software program developed by Sony. The most common release is, with over 98% of all installations currently using this version. During setup, the program creates a startup registration point in Windows in order to automatically start when any user boots the PC. 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. A scheduled task is added to Windows Task Scheduler in order to launch the program at various scheduled times (the schedule varies depending on the version). The primary executable is named CollectSetting.exe. The setup package generally installs about 54 files and is usually about 35.84 MB (37,577,209 bytes). Relative to the overall usage of users who have this installed on their PCs, most are running Windows 10 and Windows 8.1. While about 34% of users of VAIO Media Server Settings come from the United States, it is also popular in United Kingdom and Italy.

Program detailsProgram details

URL: esupport.sony.com
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\Common Files\Sony Shared\SOHLib\
Uninstaller: MsiExec.exe /X{62A172B2-550E-499D-9A82-5190D18390AA}
(The Windows Installer is used for the installation, maintenance, and removal.)
Estimated size: 35.84 MB
Language: Portuguese (Brazil)

Program filesFiles installed by VAIO Media Server Settings

Program executable:CollectSetting.exe
Name:Sony Home Network Library
Sony Home Network Library Collect Setting
Path:C:\Program Files\Common Files\Sony Shared\SOHLib\CollectSetting.exe
Additional files:
  • SOHPCore.dll - SOHPCore Dynamic Link Library (Sony HomeNetwork Library Photo Core)
  • SOHVCore.dll - SOHVCore Dynamic Link Library
  • ThumbnailParser.exe - ThumbnailParser Application (ThumbnailParser Executor)
  • AllowedDevList.exe - Sony Home Network Library (Sony Home Network Library Allowed Device List)
  • CacheDataBase.dll - Sony Home Network Library Cache DataBase
  • CollectSetting.exe - Sony Home Network Library Collect Setting
  • FWElevationVersion.dll - Sony Home Network Library FWElevationVersion
  • FWToolsForSOHLib.dll - Sony Home Network Library FWToolsForSOHLib
  • LocalImporter.dll - Sony Home Network Library Local Importer
  • panel.dll - Sony Home Network Library Panel
  • SHS.exe - VAIO Media Server Settings
  • SHTtray.exe - Sony Home Network Library SHTtray
  • SOHAVCtrl.dll - Sony Home Network Library SOHAVCtrl
  • SOHCIIF.dll - Sony Home Network Library Content Import Helper
  • SOHCImp.exe - VAIO Content Importer
  • SOHCMgr.dll - Sony Home Network Library Content Manager
  • SOHCMgrEx.dll - Sony Home Network Library Content ManagerEx
  • sohdb.dll - Sony Home Network Library Database Access Library
  • SOHDc2.dll - Sony Home Network Library DTCP-IP Stream Manager Core
  • SOHDmc.dll - Sony Home Network Library Digital Media Controller
  • SOHDmcPS.dll - Sony Home Network Library Digital Media Controller Proxy/Stub
  • SOHDms.exe - VAIO Digital Media Server
  • SOHDs.exe - VAIO Device Searcher
  • SOHDsDll.dll - Sony Home Network Library Device Searhcer Helper
  • SOHDtcpA.dll - Sony Home Network Library DTCP-IP Activator
  • SOHDtcpB.dll - Sony Home Network Library DTCP-IP Broadcast Server Activator
  • SOHDtcpM.exe - VAIO DTCP-IP Streaming Manager
  • SOHFWInfo.dll - Sony Home Network Library FireWall Information
  • SOHFWTools.dll - Sony Home Network Library FireWall Tools
  • SOHGpCs2.dll - Sony Home Network Library Giga Pocket Digital Content Source
  • SOHGpPly.dll - Sony Home Network Library Giga Pocket Digital Player
  • SOHGpTc.dll - Sony Home Network Library Giga Pocket Digital Tuner Controller
  • SOHMPlay.dll - Sony Home Network Library Music Player
  • SOHMSMgr.dll - Sony Home Network Library DMS Content Manager
  • SOHNCI.dll - Sony Home Network Library Network Importer
  • SOHObj.dll - Sony Home Network Library Object Definition
  • SOHPCtrl.dll - Sony Home Network Library Photo Controller
  • SOHPlyr.dll - Sony Home Network Library Media Player Core
  • SOHPmb.dll - Sony Home Network Library PMB Access Module
  • SOHPPlay.dll - Sony Home Network Library Photo Player
  • SOHPVPly.dll - Sony Home Network Library PV Player
  • SOHQFact.dll - Sony Home Network Library Query Factory
  • SOHSSvr.dll - Sony Home Network Library Streaming Server
  • SOHSvcSetting.dll - Sony Home Network Library SOHSvcSetting
  • SOHUtil4PMH.dll - Sony Home Network Library SOHUtil4PMH
  • SOHVPlay.dll - Sony Home Network Library Video Player
  • SonyMixerControlEx.dll - Sony Mixer Control Ex DLL (Sony Mixer Control Ex Module DLL)
  • VCFwSOHPlugin.dll - Sony Home Network Library VCFwSOHPlugin
  • VMpCustomSetting.dll - Sony Home Network Library VMpCustomSetting
  • VMpGetResDir.dll - Sony Home Network Library VMpGetResDir
  • SonyMixerControl.dll - Sony Mixer Control DLL (Sony Mixer Control Module DLL)
  • SpeakerBalance.dll - VAIO Media (VAIO Media Video)
  • sonypkt.dll - Sony Packet Capture (Vista) Dynamic Link Library
  • sonywpc.dll - Sony Network Packet Capture DLL

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

Scheduled Task
  • SHTtray.exe is scheduled as a task named 'Sony Corporation\Sony Home Network Library\SOHLib TaskTray'.
2 Scheduled Tasks (Boot/Login)
  • SOHDms.exe is automatically launched at startup through a scheduled task named SOHLib SOHDms.
  • SHTtray.exe is automatically launched at startup through a scheduled task named SOHLib TaskTray.
4 Services
  • SOHDs.exe runs as a service named 'SOHDs' (SOHDs).
  • SOHDms.exe runs as a service named 'SOHDms' (SOHDms).
  • SOHCImp.exe runs as a service named 'SOHCImp' (SOHCImp).
  • SOHDtcpM.exe runs as a service named 'VAIO DTCP-IP Streaming Manager' (SOHDtcpM).
Startup File (All Users Run)
  • SHTtray.exe is loaded in the all users (HKLM) registry as a startup file name 'SHTtray.exe' which loads as C:\Program Files\Common Files\Sony Shared\SOHLib\SHTtray.exe.

Program resource utilizationResource utilization averages

Memory:4.41 MB
21.09 MB average
Total CPU:0.0041026598%
0.031193% average
Kernel CPU:0.00293585%
0.016088% average
User CPU:0.00116681%
0.015104% average
Total CPU:0.0002914276%
Kernel CPU:0.00021674%
User CPU:0.00007469%

How do I remove VAIO Media Server Settings?

You can uninstall VAIO Media Server Settings 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 VAIO Media Server Settings, 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 VAIO Media Server Settings.

Win 10 100%
Win 8.1 0%
Automatically starts? Yes
(Found in the run registry)

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 10 100.00%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 8.1 41.70%
Windows 8 19.26%
Windows 10 Home 10.66%
Windows 8.1 Single Langua... 9.52%
Windows 8 Single Language 8.34%
Windows 8.1 Pro 4.48%

Distribution by countryGeography

34.49% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 34.49%
  United Kingdom 7.91%
  Italy 7.58%
  Germany 4.91%
  India 4.75%
  Canada 2.87%
  France 2.61%
  Australia 2.14%
  Brazil 2.11%
  Netherlands 2.00%
  Belgium 1.63%
  Saudi Arabia 1.52%
  Spain 1.42%
  Turkey 1.31%

About Sony

Sony is a leading manufacturer of electronics products for the consumer markets and is the electronics business unit and the parent company of the Sony Group.
Publisher URL: www.sony.com


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