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8% remove it92% keep it
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VMware vSphere Update Manager

What is VMware vSphere Update Manager?  (from VMware)

VMware vSphere® Update Manager™ automates patch management and eliminates manual tracking and patching of vSphere hosts and virtual machines. It compares the state of vSphere hosts with baselines, then updates and patches to enforce compliance. Gain visibility into patch status across the virtual infrastructure with a ...  Read more


VMware vSphere Update Manager is a program developed by VMware. The most used version is, with over 98% of all installations currently using this version. 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 software installer includes 80 files. In comparison to the total number of users, most PCs are running the OS Windows 7 (SP1) as well as Windows 10. While about 76% of users of VMware vSphere Update Manager come from the United States, it is also popular in Kuwait and Netherlands.

Program detailsProgram details

URL: www.vmware.com/products/vsphere/features/update-manager.html
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\VMware\Infrastructure\
Uninstaller: MsiExec.exe /X{29792A5A-3569-4CC9-934D-D1BB44A69798}
(The Windows Installer is used for the installation, maintenance, and removal.)

Program filesFiles installed by VMware vSphere Update Manager

  • vmware-umclient.exe - VMware vSphere Update Manager Client 5.0 Update 3 (Contact: Your local administrator)
  • vmwareupdatemanagerutility.exe - VMware vSphere Update Manager Utility (VMware vSphere Update Manager)
  • ufa-agent.dll - VMware Update Manager (VMware UFA Agent Library)
  • ufa-client.dll - VMware UFA Client Library
  • ufa-common.dll - Ufa Utilities Support DLL
  • ufa-slave.dll - VMware UFA Slave Library
  • ufa-types.dll - VMware UFA VModl Types Library
  • ufa-vmsvc.dll - VMware UFA VMSVC Library
  • vci-registrar.dll - VMware Update Manager Support Library
  • vmware-updatemgr.exe - VMware vSphere Update Manager Service
  • vmware-vum-ufa-server.exe
  • vmware-vum-vix-wrapper.exe - VMwareVMware VUM VIX wrapper
  • gvmomi.dll - VMware Workstation (VMware GVMOMI Library)
  • sysimgbase.dll - Sysimgbase Dynamic Link Library
  • vim-types.dll - VMware VI API Types Library
  • vix.dll - VMware VIX application library
  • vmacore.dll - Application Framework
  • vmomi.dll - Communications Subsystem
  • VMware.Security.CredentialStore.dll - vSphere PowerCLI (VMware.Security.CredentialStore)
  • VMware.Vim.dll - VI API .Net 4.1.1 build 332441
  • VMware.VimAutomation.Sdk.Impl.dll - VMware.VimAutomation.Sdk.Impl
  • VMware.VimAutomation.Sdk.Interop.dll - VMware.VimAutomation.Sdk.Interop
  • VMware.VimAutomation.Sdk.Types.dll - VMware.VimAutomation.Sdk.Types
  • VMware.VimAutomation.Sdk.Util10.dll - VMware.VimAutomation.Sdk.Util10
  • VMware.VimAutomation.Sdk.Util10Ps.dll - VMware.VimAutomation.Util10Ps
  • VMware.VimAutomation.ViCore.Cmdlets.dll - VMware.VimAutomation.ViCore.Cmdlets
  • VMware.VimAutomation.ViCore.Impl.dll - VMware.VimAutomation.ViCore.Impl
  • VMware.VimAutomation.ViCore.Interop.dll - VMware.VimAutomation.ViCore.Interop

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

2 Services
  • vmware-vum-ufa-server.exe runs as a service named 'VMware vSphere Update Manager UFA Service' (vmware-vum-ufa) "VMware Update Manager UFA Service provides disk mounting capabilities for offline VM scanning".
  • vmware-updatemgr.exe runs as a service named 'VMware vSphere Update Manager Service' (vmware-ufad-vci) "VMware vSphere Update Manager is a security service that is used to scan and remediate a group of virtual machines or hosts.".

How do I remove VMware vSphere Update Manager?

You can uninstall VMware vSphere Update Manager 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 vSphere Update Manager, 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 vSphere Update Manager.

Win 7 (SP1) 63%
Win 7 13%
Windows Service? Yes
(Installs a service)
Uninstall it 8%
Keep it 92%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 75.00%
Windows 10 25.00%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows Server 2008 R2 St... 37.50%
Windows Server 2008 R2 En... 25.00%
Windows Server 2012 R2 St... 25.00%
Windows Server 2008 R2 Da... 12.50%

Distribution by countryGeography

76.47% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 76.47%
  Kuwait 5.88%
  Netherlands 5.88%
  Turkey 5.88%
  United Kingdom 5.88%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Intel 85.71%
Hewlett-Packard 14.29%
Common models
VMware, Inc. VMware Virtu... 62.50%
INTEL DP43TF 12.50%
HP ProLiant DL360 G5 12.50%

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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