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Should I remove Windows Home Server-Connector?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
2% remove it98% keep it
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How common is it?
Global Rank #20,745
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6.0.3436.0 92.04%
6.0.2423.0 4.48%
6.0.2030.2 1.00%
6.0.2030.0 0.50%
6.0.1800.0 1.99%

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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 used version is 6.0.3436.0, with over 98% of all installations currently using this version. The program adds a toolbar to Microsoft Internet Explorer. The software installer includes 26 files and is usually about 15.67 MB (16,436,224 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: 15.67 MB
Language: German (Germany)

Program filesFiles installed by Windows Home Server-Connector

  • noautoplay.exe - Unterdrückung der automatischen Wiedergabe für Windows Home Server
  • wscsource.dll - COM-Objekt der Windows-Sicherheitscenter-Benachrichtigungsquelle
  • 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
  • whscommon.dll
  • backupapi.dll - Home Server Backup Proxy and Typelib
  • whsdrivercapture.dll - Windows Home Server-Treibererfassung
  • whsconnector.exe - Windows Home Server-Connectordienst
  • backupnow.exe - Windows Home Server-Sicherung
  • whsconnectorinstall.exe - Home Server-Miniinstallation
  • whstrayapp.exe - Home Server - Tray-Anwendung
  • clientrestorewizard.exe - Heimserverwiederherstellung
  • unloaddriver.exe - Unload Backup Driver Helper
  • whsconsoleclient.exe - Windows Home Server-Konsole
  • whslogmsg.dll - WHS-Ereignisprotokollparser
  • backupengine.exe - Home Server Backup Engine
  • mountbackup.exe - Sicherung bereitstellen
  • restoreoffproc.exe - Restore Service Helper
  • whsdeskbands.dll - Heimserver-Desk Bands
  • discovery.exe - Heimserverermittlung
  • foldersizecalculator.exe - Home Server Backup
  • vssapishim.dll - VSS API Shim DLL
  • whsoobe.exe - Home Server Oobe
  • whscommon.resources.dll - Betriebssystem Microsoft (R) Windows (R)

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}.

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) 68%
Win Vista 0%
Plugs into Internet Explorer
Uninstall it 2%
Keep it 98%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 68.81%
Windows 10 24.75%
Windows Vista 3.47%
Windows XP 2.97%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 30.85%
Windows 7 Professional 25.87%
Windows 7 Ultimate 8.96%
Windows 8.1 5.97%
Windows 10 Home 4.98%
Windows 10 Pro 4.48%

Distribution by countryGeography

85.92% of installs come from Germany
Which countries install it?
  Germany 85.92%
  United States 6.31%
  Austria 2.43%
  Netherlands 2.43%
  Slovakia 0.97%
  United Kingdom 0.97%
  France 0.49%
  Switzerland 0.49%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Acer 27.88%
Medion 17.31%
Dell 10.58%
ASUS 8.65%
Hewlett-Packard 7.69%
American Megatrends 4.81%
Toshiba 3.85%
Lenovo 2.88%
Intel 1.92%
Common models
MSI MS-7369 2.70%
MEDIONPC MS-7366 2.70%
MEDION MS-7797 2.70%
MEDIONPC MS-7502 2.70%
Gigabyte GA-890FXA-UD7 2.70%

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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