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Should I remove Windows Home Server Connector?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
1% remove it99% keep it
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How common is it?
Global Rank #9,680
United States Rank #5,865
Reach 0.0381%
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 78.68 days
991.80 days >
Average installed length: 521.11 days


6.0.3436.0 93.47%
6.0.2423.0 4.27%
6.0.2361.0 0.40%
6.0.2030.2 0.40%
6.0.2030.0 0.40%
6.0.1800.0 0.80%
6.0.1500.6 0.27%

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Windows Home Server Connector

What is Windows Home Server Connector?

Windows Home Server Connector enables you to configure and remotely administer Windows Home Server from your home computer. Connects your home computer to Windows Home Server. Automatically backs up your home computer nightly. Monitors the health of your home computer.


The most common release is 6.0.3436.0, with over 98% of all installations currently using this version. 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. The program adds a toolbar to Microsoft Internet Explorer. The setup package generally installs about 33 files and is usually about 15.66 MB (16,420,352 bytes).

Program detailsProgram details

Installation folder: C:\Program Files\windows home server
Uninstaller: MsiExec.exe /I{21E49794-7C13-4E84-8659-55BD378267D5}
(The Windows Installer is used for the installation, maintenance, and removal.)
Estimated size: 15.66 MB
Language: English (United States)

Program filesFiles installed by Windows Home Server Connector

  • transportserviceproxy.dll - Home Server Transport Service and Partner Manager Proxy
  • wscsource.dll - Windows Security Center Notification Source COM Object
  • clientinfo.exe - Home Server Connector Information Collector
  • schedulerutils.dll - Home Server Computer Backup Scheduler utils
  • backupconfiguration.dll - Microsoft (R) Windows (R) Operating System
  • backuputil.dll
  • talq.exe - Windows Home Server Diagnostics Tool
  • whscommon.dll
  • partnermanager.dll - Home Server Partner Management COM Object
  • noautoplay.exe - Windows Home Server AutoPlay Suppressor
  • whsconnector.exe - Windows Home Server Connector Service
  • backupapi.dll - Home Server Backup Proxy and Typelib
  • whsdrivercapture.dll - Windows Home Server Driver Capture
  • whstrayapp.exe - Home Server Tray Application
  • unloaddriver.exe - Unload Backup Driver Helper
  • whsconsoleclient.exe - Windows Home Server Console
  • backupnow.exe - Windows Home Server Backup
  • backupengine.exe - Home Server Backup Engine
  • restoreoffproc.exe - Restore Service Helper
  • whsconnectorinstall.exe - Home Server Mini Setup
  • whsdeskbands.dll - Home Server Desk Bands
  • discovery.exe - Home Server Discovery
  • whslogmsg.dll - WHS Event Log Parser
  • clientrestorewizard.exe - Home Server Restore
  • foldersizecalculator.exe - Home Server Backup
  • vssapishim.dll - VSS API Shim DLL
  • whsoobe.exe - Home Server Oobe
  • mountbackup.exe - Mount Backup
  • whscommon.resources.dll

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

Internet Explorer BHO
  • whsdeskbands.dll is installed in Internet Explorer as a BHO (Browser Helper Object) under the name 'BrowserHelper Class' with the class of {9A065C65-4EE7-4DDD-9918-F129089A894A}.
Internet Explorer Toolbar
  • whsdeskbands.dll is loaded as Internet Explorer Toolbar with the name 'Home Server Banner' with the class of {D73E76A3-F902-45BD-8FC8-95AE8E014671}.
Internet Explorer Web Browser
  • whsdeskbands.dll installs an IE Web Browser in Internet Explorer named 'Home Server Banner' with a class of {D73E76A3-F902-45BD-8FC8-95AE8E014671}.
  • whsconnector.exe runs as a service named 'Windows Home Server Connector Service' (WHSConnector) "Maintains the connection between this computer and the Windows Home Server. If this service is stopped, this computer appears offline to the home server.".

How do I remove Windows Home Server Connector?

You can uninstall Windows Home Server Connector 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 Windows Home Server Connector, 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 Windows Home Server Connector.

How do I reset my web browser?

If your web browser homepage and search settings have been modfied by Windows Home Server Connector you can restore them to their previous default settings.
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Win 7 (SP1) 65%
Win Vista 0%
Plugs into Internet Explorer
Uninstall it 1%
Keep it 99%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 65.87%
Windows 10 25.20%
Windows Vista 5.07%
Windows XP 3.87%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 31.77%
Windows 7 Ultimate 17.02%
Windows 7 Professional 16.09%
Windows 10 Pro 4.69%
Windows 8.1 4.16%
Microsoft Windows XP 3.75%

Distribution by countryGeography

77.80% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 77.80%
  Canada 7.06%
  United Kingdom 4.59%
  Sweden 1.56%
  Belgium 1.28%
  Netherlands 1.28%
  Norway 0.92%
  DK 0.92%
  Australia 0.73%
  Germany 0.73%
  Italy 0.55%
  France 0.46%
  Russia 0.28%
  New Zealand 0.28%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Hewlett-Packard 28.26%
Dell 28.01%
Acer 13.76%
ASUS 6.14%
Intel 4.67%
Toshiba 3.69%
Lenovo 1.72%
Medion 0.74%
Alienware 0.74%
American Megatrends 0.74%
Common models
HP Pavilion dv6 Notebook ... 6.82%
HP Pavilion dv7 Notebook ... 4.55%
Gigabyte X58A-UD3R 2.73%
Gigabyte GA-970A-UD3 1.82%
Dell XPS 8700 1.82%
Dell Dell DXP061 1.82%

About Microsoft

Microsoft Corporation develops, manufactures, licenses and supports a variety of products and services related to computing.
Publisher URL: www.microsoft.com


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