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3% remove it97% keep it
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Windows Server 2012 Essentials SDK

What is Windows Server 2012 Essentials SDK?  (from Microsoft)

Windows Server 2012 Essentials SDK Installer is a tool that helps you install the Windows Server 2012 Essentials SDK. It has Microsoft Visual Studio┬« 2012 samples and templates that a developer can use to easily create applications for Windows Server 2012 Essentials. The SDK also has pointers to online content that inc...  Read more


Windows Server 2012 Essentials SDK is a software program developed by Microsoft. The most common release is 6.2.9805.2, 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 setup package generally installs about 30 files and is usually about 1.74 MB (1,822,720 bytes). Relative to the overall usage of users who have this installed on their PCs, most are running Windows 10 and Windows 7 (SP1). While about 57% of users of Windows Server 2012 Essentials SDK come from the United States, it is also popular in Switzerland and Portugal.

Program detailsProgram details

URL: www.microsoft.com/en-us/download/details.aspx?id=34860
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\microsoft sdks\windows server 2012 essentials\6.2\library
Uninstaller: MsiExec.exe /X{7D886499-2355-4000-A6D1-AD28E9ADB892}
(The Windows Installer is used for the installation, maintenance, and removal.)
Estimated size: 1.74 MB
Language: English (United States)

Program filesFiles installed by Windows Server 2012 Essentials SDK

  • wssg.hostedemailobjectmodel.dll - Windows Server Hosted Email Integration Module Object Model
  • mailservicecommon.dll - Windows Server Mail Service Intergration Module Common
  • mediastreamingobjectmodel.dll - Windows Server Media Streaming Object Model
  • machineidentityobjectmodel.dll - Windows Server MachineIdentity ObjectModel
  • providerframeworkextended.dll - Windows Server Provider Framework Extended
  • networkhealthengine.dll - Windows Server Network Health Engine DLL
  • providerregistryservice.exe - Windows Server Provider Registry Service
  • sqmproviderutilities.dll - Windows Server SQM Provider Utilites DLL
  • devicesom.dll - Windows Server Devices Object MOdel DLL
  • storageresources.dll - Windows Server Storage resource library
  • certmanaged.dll - Windows Server Certificate Managed Lib
  • providerframework.dll - Windows Server Provider Framework DLL
  • settingsobjectmodel.dll - Windows Server Settings Object Model
  • wssg.webapi.framework.dll - Windows Server Web API Framework DLL
  • addininfrastructure.dll - Windows Server Addin Infrastructure
  • sku.dll - Windows Server SKU-specific library
  • storageom.dll - Windows Server Storage Object Model
  • homeaddincontract.dll - Windows Server Home Page Addin SDK
  • microsoft.windowsserversolutions.administration.objectmodel.dll - Windows Server Console ObjectModel
  • alertframework.dll - Windows Server AlertFramework DLL
  • coreproviders.dll - Windows Server Core Providers DLL
  • wssg.hostedemailbase.dll - Windows Server Hosted Email Base
  • sqmprovider.dll - Windows Server SQM Provider DLL
  • miscutil.dll - Windows Server Misc Utililties
  • userobjectmodel.dll - Windows Server UserObjectModel
  • wssgcommon.dll - Windows Server WSSG Common DLL
  • wssg.web.dll - Windows Server Web Common DLL
  • admincommon.dll - Windows Server Admin Common
  • common.dll - Windows Server Common DLL
  • authlib.dll - Windows Server Auth Lib

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

  • providerregistryservice.exe runs as a service named 'Windows Server Service Provider Registry' (ServiceProviderRegistry) "Registers new providers on the computer and enables provider discoverability.".

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Or, you can uninstall Windows Server 2012 Essentials SDK 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: Click Uninstall a Program.
    • Windows XP: Click Add or Remove Programs.
  2. When you find the program Windows Server 2012 Essentials SDK, click it, and then do one of the following:
    • Windows Vista/7/8: 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 Server 2012 Essentials SDK.

Win 10 75%
Win 7 (SP1) 25%
Windows Service? Yes
(Installs a service)
Uninstall it 3%
Keep it 97%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 10 75.00%
Windows 7 25.00%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 8.1 Enterprise Ev... 25.00%
Windows Server 2012 R2 St... 25.00%
Windows 8 Enterprise 25.00%
Windows 7 Enterprise 25.00%

Distribution by countryGeography

57.14% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 57.14%
  Switzerland 14.29%
  Portugal 14.29%
  Spain 14.29%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Dell 50.00%
Intel 25.00%
Hewlett-Packard 25.00%
Common models
VMware, Inc. VMware Virtu... 25.00%
HP Compaq dc7900 Small Fo... 25.00%
Dell XPS 8700 25.00%
Dell Vostro 400 25.00%

About Microsoft

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Publisher URL: www.microsoft.com


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