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5% remove it95% keep it
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United States Rank #24,389
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VersionDistribution 1.37% 1.37% 8.22% 25.34% 0.68% 0.68% 2.74% 21.92% 0.68% 4.11% 8.22%
1.00.0000 24.66%

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VMware Virtual Disk Development Kit

What is VMware Virtual Disk Development Kit?  (from VMware)

The Virtual Disk Development Kit (VDDK) is a collection of C/C++ libraries, code samples, utilities, and documentation to help you create and access VMware virtual disk storage. The VDDK is useful in conjunction with the vSphere API for writing backup and recovery software, or similar applications.


VMware Virtual Disk Development Kit is a program developed by VMware. The most used version is, with over 98% of all installations currently using this version. The software installer includes 28 files and is usually about 60.05 MB (62,965,235 bytes). In comparison to the total number of users, most PCs are running the OS Windows 7 (SP1) as well as Windows 10. While about 40% of users of VMware Virtual Disk Development Kit come from the United States, it is also popular in Germany and Italy.

Program detailsProgram details

URL: www.vmware.com
Help link: www.vmware.com/support
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\VMware\VMware Virtual Disk Development Kit\
Uninstaller: MsiExec.exe /X{547EB317-F9FC-4571-B66A-83B3C9D6A2C8}
(The Windows Installer is used for the installation, maintenance, and removal.)
Estimated size: 60.05 MB
Language: English (United States)

Program filesFiles installed by VMware Virtual Disk Development Kit

  • vixDiskLib.dll - VMware VMware Virtual Disk Development Kit (vixDiskLib dynamic link library)
  • vixDiskLibVim.dll - vixDiskLibVim dynamic link library
  • vmacore.dll - Application Framework
  • vmomi.dll - Communications Subsystem
  • vmware-vdiskmanager.exe - VMware Virtual Disk Manager
  • vixMntapi.dll - VMware vCenter Converter (vixMntapi dynamic link library)
  • vmware-mount.exe - Virtual disk mount utility
  • sysimgbase.dll - VMware Workstation (Sysimgbase Dynamic Link Library)
  • vmcryptolib.dll - VMware Software Cryptographic Implementation v1.0
  • vstor2-mntapi10-shared.sys - VMware vCenter Converter Standalone (VMware Virtual Storage Volume Driver)
  • glib-2.0.dll (by The GLib developer community) - GLib
  • gobject-2.0.dll (by The GLib developer community) - GObject
  • gthread-2.0.dll - GThread
  • gvmomi.dll
  • iconv.dll (by Free Software Foundation) - libiconv: character set conversion library (LGPLed libiconv for Windows NT/2000/XP and Windows 95/98/ME)
  • intl.dll (by Free Software Foundation) - libintl: accessing NLS message catalogs (LGPLed libintl for Windows NT/2000/XP and Windows 95/98/ME)
  • libcurl.dll
  • libeay32.dll
  • liblber.dll
  • libldap.dll
  • libldap_r.dll
  • libxml2.dll
  • msvcp71.dll (by Microsoft) - Microsoft® Visual Studio .NET (Microsoft® C++ Runtime Library)
  • msvcr71.dll (by Microsoft) - Microsoft® C Runtime Library
  • ssleay32.dll
  • zlib1.dll - zlib (zlib data compression library)

How do I remove VMware Virtual Disk Development Kit?

You can uninstall VMware Virtual Disk Development Kit 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 Virtual Disk Development Kit, 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 Virtual Disk Development Kit.

Win 7 (SP1) 66%
Win 7 1%
Uninstall it 5%
Keep it 95%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 67.81%
Windows 10 21.92%
Windows XP 8.22%
Windows Vista 2.05%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Professional 32.19%
Windows 7 Home Premium 15.07%
Windows 7 Ultimate 9.59%
Microsoft Windows XP 8.22%
Windows 7 Enterprise 6.85%
Windows 8.1 Pro 4.79%

Distribution by countryGeography

40.46% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 40.46%
  Germany 11.56%
  Italy 4.62%
  Canada 4.62%
  United Kingdom 3.47%
  Spain 3.47%
  France 2.89%
  Israel 2.89%
  Netherlands 2.89%
  Brazil 1.73%
  India 1.73%
  Switzerland 1.73%
  Poland 1.73%
  Portugal 1.73%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Dell 35.56%
Hewlett-Packard 27.78%
Acer 7.78%
Lenovo 7.78%
Intel 6.67%
ASUS 6.67%
Alienware 1.11%
NEC 1.11%
Medion 1.11%
Toshiba 1.11%
Common models
ASUSTeK N56VZ 2.88%
Dell Latitude E5520 1.92%
Dell OptiPlex 760 1.92%
HP Compaq 8200 Elite CMT ... 1.92%
Dell Dell System XPS L5... 1.92%
HP Compaq Elite 8300 MT 1.92%

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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