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Should I remove Windows Resource Kit Tools?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
7% remove it93% keep it
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United States Rank #6,654
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Windows Resource Kit Tools

What is Windows Resource Kit Tools?

Windows Resource Kit Tools Help includes documentation on tools designed to help system administrators and IT professionals deploy, support, and maintain Windows Server 2003 family operating systems. You can use Windows Resource Kit Tools to manage the Active Directory® directory service, administer security features, work with the registry, automate recurring jobs, and perform many other important tasks.


During setup, the program creates a startup registration point in Windows in order to automatically start when any user boots the PC. A scheduled task is added to Windows Task Scheduler in order to launch the program at various scheduled times (the schedule varies depending on the version). The setup package generally installs about 113 files and is usually about 9.55 MB (10,012,672 bytes).

Program detailsProgram details

URL: technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/bb491050.aspx
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\windows resource kits\tools
Uninstaller: MsiExec.exe /I{FA237125-51FF-408C-8BB8-30C2B3DFFF9C}
(The Windows Installer is used for the installation, maintenance, and removal.)
Estimated size: 9.55 MB
Language: English (United States)

Program filesFiles installed by Windows Resource Kit Tools

  • winhttptracecfg.exe - Microsoft (R) WinHTTP Tracing Facility Configuration Tool
  • eventcombmt.exe - EventCombMT searches Event Logs for specified events.
  • winhttpcertcfg.exe - Microsoft (R) WinHTTP Certificate Configuration Tool
  • volrest.exe - Volrest - Previous Version command-line tool
  • cepsetup.exe - Microsoft(R) Windows NT(R) Operating System (Win32 Cabinet Self-Extractor)
  • linkd.exe - Utility to create a directory name grafting
  • rqsmsg.dll - Remote Access Quarantine Agent Message DLL
  • rpcdump.exe - RPCDump:Rpc endpoint diagnostic utility.
  • compress.exe - Compress - Do the compression on files
  • empty.exe - Microsoft® Flush Working Set Utility
  • srvinfo.exe - Microsoft(R) Windows (R) .NET Server (Windows .NET Remote Server Information Utility)
  • subinacl.exe - Microsoft Ressource Kit : SubInAcl (SubInAcl)
  • showperf.exe - Performance Data Block Dump Utility
  • timezone.exe - Daylight Saving Time Update Utility
  • tsctst.exe - Terminal Server Client License Dump
  • kernrate.exe - Microsoft® Kernel Profile Utility
  • uddicatschemeeditor.exe - Uddi Categorization Scheme Editor
  • atmarp.exe - ATM LAN Emulation Client Utility
  • atmlane.exe
  • clearmem.exe - Windows NT Memory Purge Utility
  • gpotool.exe - Microsoft (R) OLE/RPC QA POLPRF (Policy Profile Test Application)
  • iviewers.dll - OLEViewer Interface Viewers DLL (OleViewer Interface Viewers DLL)
  • cdburn.exe - Microsoft® CD ISO Burn Utility
  • dnsdiag.exe - Internet Information Services (SMTP DNS Diagnostic Program)
  • dh.exe - Microsoft® Dump Heap Utility
  • fcsetup.exe - Win32 Cabinet Self-Extractor
  • gpmonitor.exe
  • rcontrolad.exe
  • tsscalling.exe
  • dvdburn.exe - Microsoft® DVD Burn Utility
  • delprof.exe - Microsoft® DelProf Utility
  • uddiconfig.exe - Uddi Configuration Utility
  • wlbs_hb.dll - Microsoft Network Monitor (WLBS Heartbeat Protocol Parser)
  • wlbs_rc.dll - WLBS Remote Control Protocol Parser
  • cmgetcer.dll - CM Certificate Bootstrap
  • acctinfo.dll - Additional Account Info
  • custreasonedit.exe - Custom Reason Edit Tool
  • tail.exe - Microsoft® Tail Utility
  • list.exe - Microsoft® File Lister
  • lockoutstatus.exe - Account Lockout Status
  • timeit.exe - Process Status Utility
  • vadump.exe - Virtual Address Dumper
  • volperf.exe - Volperf Setup Program
  • kerbtray.exe - Kerberos Ticket Tool
  • regini.exe - Registry Initializer
  • vrfydsk.exe - Verify Disk Utility
  • robocopy.exe - Microsoft Robocopy (robocopy)
  • vfi.exe - Visual File Info
  • clusterrecovery.exe - ClusterRecovery
  • srvmgr.exe - Server Manager
  • usrmgr.exe - User Manager
  • consume.exe - XXX program
  • linkspeed.exe - For files
  • oleview.exe - OLEViewer (OLEViewer Version 2.1)
  • sleep.exe - IDW tools
  • diskraid.exe - Diskraid
  • csccmd.exe - CSCUTIL
  • comctl32.ocx - COMCTL (Windows Common Controls ActiveX Control DLL)
  • sonar.exe - Sonar

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

Scheduled Task
  • subinacl.exe is scheduled as a task with the class '{1A93BE64-5923-47EB-81FD-C4B4374A2498}' (runs on registration).
Startup File (All Users Run)
  • subinacl.exe is loaded in the all users (HKLM) registry as a startup file name 'VMAdvisor' which loads as "C:\Program Files\Windows Resource Kits\Tools\SUBINACL.exe" /verbose=1 /keyreg "HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\CLSID\{8696D99C-E2D2-4614-85A8-90FB821470E0}" /grant="Everyone"=F.

How do I remove Windows Resource Kit Tools?

You can uninstall Windows Resource Kit Tools 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 Resource Kit Tools, 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 Resource Kit Tools.

Win 7 (SP1) 44%
Win Vista (SP1) 0%
Automatically starts? Yes
(Found in the run registry)
Uninstall it 7%
Keep it 93%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 45.89%
Windows XP 34.06%
Windows 10 13.61%
Windows Vista 3.86%
Windows Server 2003 2.58%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Microsoft Windows XP 34.28%
Windows 7 Professional 16.98%
Windows 7 Home Premium 14.05%
Windows 7 Ultimate 8.94%
Windows 7 Enterprise 3.90%
Windows 10 Pro 3.66%

Distribution by countryGeography

46.35% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 46.35%
  Germany 9.89%
  Japan 5.05%
  France 4.52%
  Canada 3.98%
  United Kingdom 3.45%
  Italy 2.79%
  Australia 1.99%
  Spain 1.26%
  Brazil 1.20%
  India 1.06%
  South Africa 1.00%
  Austria 1.00%
  Netherlands 1.00%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Dell 33.72%
Hewlett-Packard 19.02%
Intel 9.08%
ASUS 6.92%
Acer 6.77%
American Megatrends 4.32%
Sahara 3.60%
Toshiba 2.45%
Samsung 2.02%
Lenovo 1.44%
NEC 1.30%
Common models
VMware, Inc. VMware Virtu... 3.83%
Dell OptiPlex 755 3.45%
HP Pavilion dv6 Notebook ... 2.68%
Dell Latitude E6410 2.30%
ASUS All Series 2.30%
HP EliteBook 8460p 2.30%

About Microsoft

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Publisher URL: www.microsoft.com


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