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VersionDistribution build-226297 66.67% build-150805 33.33%

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VMware Consolidated Backup Framework


VMware Consolidated Backup Framework is a program developed by VMware. The most used version is build-226297, with over 98% of all installations currently using this version. The software installer includes 13 files and is usually about 22.29 MB (23,369,225 bytes). In comparison to the total number of users, most PCs are running the OS Windows 7 (SP1) as well as Windows Server 2003. While about 67% of users of VMware Consolidated Backup Framework come from the United States, it is also popular in Netherlands and Canada.

Program detailsProgram details

URL: www.vmware.com
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\VMware\VMware Consolidated Backup Framework\
Uninstaller: MsiExec.exe /I{EE247ED5-FD9F-432C-BEBA-458BBAA8766C}
(The Windows Installer is used for the installation, maintenance, and removal.)
Estimated size: 22.29 MB
Language: English (United States)

Program filesFiles installed by VMware Consolidated Backup Framework

  • mountvm.exe - VMware Consolidated Backup (VMware Consolidated Backup -- Disk mount utility)
  • vcbExport.exe - VMware Consolidated Backup -- Disk export utility
  • vcbMounter.exe - VMware Consolidated Backup -- Virtual Machine Mount Utility
  • vcbSanDbg.exe - VMware Consolidated Backup -- Display SCSI disk devices
  • vcbSnapshot.exe - VMware Consolidated Backup -- Snapshot Utility
  • vcbVmName.exe - VMware Consolidated Backup -- VM Locator Utility
  • vmacore.dll - Applications Framework
  • vmomi.dll - Communications Subsystem
  • libeay32.dll
  • ssleay32.dll
  • types.dll

How do I remove VMware Consolidated Backup Framework?

You can uninstall VMware Consolidated Backup Framework 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 VMware Consolidated Backup Framework, 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 VMware Consolidated Backup Framework.

Win 7 (SP1) 67%
Win Server 2003 33%
Uninstall it 5%
Keep it 95%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 66.67%
Windows Server 2003 33.33%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Microsoft Windows Server ... 33.33%
Windows 7 Professional 33.33%
Windows 7 Ultimate 33.33%

Distribution by countryGeography

66.67% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 66.67%
  Netherlands 16.67%
  Canada 16.67%

About VMware

VMware provides virtualization platform products that include a player that enables users to run virtual machines on their desktops as well as Workstation for software developers and IT professionals, Server, which enables virtual partitioning of a server, Virtual SMP that enables a virtual machine to use four physical processors simultaneously and VMFS, which allows multiple ESX Servers to share block-based storage.
Publisher URL: www.vmware.com


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