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Should I remove Windows Server Connector?

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1% remove it99% keep it
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Windows Server Connector


Windows Server Connector is a program developed by Microsoft. It adds a background controller service that is set to automatically run. Delaying the start of this service is possible through the service manager. 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 software installer includes 102 files and is usually about 6.39 MB (6,697,472 bytes). A majority of the PCs this is running on, most OS versions are Windows 7 (SP1). While about 83% of users of Windows Server Connector come from the United States, it is also popular in Canada.

Program detailsProgram details

Installation folder: C:\Program Files\windows server\bin
Uninstaller: MsiExec.exe /X{C1E4D639-4A33-4314-809E-89BD0EF48522}
(The Windows Installer is used for the installation, maintenance, and removal.)
Estimated size: 6.39 MB
Language: English (United States)

Program filesFiles installed by Windows Server Connector

  • backupdriverinstaller.exe - Driver installer for the Restore Files and Folders wizard
  • windowsupdateagent.interop.dll - Windows Server Windows Update Agent Interop DLL
  • certcli.interop.dll - Windows Server Certificate Client Interop DLL
  • certenroll.interop.dll - Windows Server Certificate Enroll Interop DLL
  • cnetmanagement.dll - Windows Server Core Networking Management DLL
  • microsoft.deployment.windowsinstaller.dll - Windows Server Windows Installer Library DLL
  • vclistener.dll - Terminal Server Out Of Proc client TS plugin
  • netfwtypelib.dll - Windows Server Windows Firewall Interop DLL
  • addinalerts.dll - Microsoft (R) Windows (R) Operating System
  • addininfrastructure.dll
  • adminclientcommon.dll
  • admincommon.dll
  • alertsview.dll
  • backupserverprovider.dll - BackupServerProvider
  • backuputil.dll
  • clienttools.exe
  • essetup.exe - Windows Server Media Center Computer Setup
  • filebrowser.dll - Application extension for the Restore Files and Folders wizard
  • machineidentityobjectmodel.dll - Windows Server MachineIdentity ObjectModel
  • microsoft.homeserver.archive.transferservice.exe - TV Archive Transfer Service
  • microsoft.windowsserversolutions.console.addins.addincatalog.dll
  • uicontrols.dll
  • wssgcertmgmt.dll - WssgCertMgmt
  • wsshomegroupobjectmodel.dll
  • taskscheduler.interop.dll - Windows Server Task Scheduler Interop DLL
  • networkhealthengine.dll - Windows Server Network Health Engine DLL
  • providerregistryservice.exe - Windows Server Provider Registry Service
  • sqmproviderutilities.dll - Windows Server SQM Provider Utilites DLL
  • clientdeploy.exe - Windows Server Client Deployment Wizard
  • certmanaged.dll - Windows Server Certificate Managed Lib
  • clientsetupcommon.dll - Windows Server Client Setup Common DLL
  • whsdrivercaptureresources.dll - Client Backup Driver Capture Resources
  • certnative.dll - Windows Server Certificate Native Lib
  • providerframework.dll - Windows Server Provider Framework DLL
  • wssg.powershell.dll - Windows Server Powershell Library DLL
  • sqmnativehelper.dll - Windows Server SQM Native Helper DLL
  • backupactions.dll - Windows ServerBackup Health Actions
  • reportframework.dll - Windows Server Report Framework DLL
  • sku.dll - Windows Server SKU-specific library
  • skuresources.dll - Windows Server SKU resource library
  • whsmcclient.exe - Windows Media Center Client Service
  • commonres.dll - Windows Server Common resource DLL
  • identitynative.dll - Windows Server Identity Native Lib
  • noautoplay.exe - Windows Server AutoPlay Suppressor
  • sharedservicehost.exe - Windows Server Shared Service Host
  • alertframework.dll - Windows Server AlertFramework DLL
  • coreproviders.dll - Windows Server Core Providers DLL
  • launchpad.exe - Windows Server Computer Launchpad
  • healthactions.dll - Windows Server HealthActions DLL
  • installaddin.exe - Windows Server Install an Add-in
  • mountbackupwizard.exe - Restore Files and Folders wizard
  • backupcontroller.exe - Windows Server BackupController
  • backupresources.dll - Windows Server resource library
  • eventlogging.dll - Windows Server EventLogging DLL
  • sqmprovider.dll - Windows Server SQM Provider DLL
  • backuplaunchpad.exe - Windows Server BackupLaunchpad
  • microsoft.deployment.compression.cab.dll - Windows Server Compression DLL
  • microsoft.deployment.compression.dll
  • onpremisealerts.dll - Windows Server Onpremise Alert
  • userobjectmodel.dll - Windows Server UserObjectModel
  • wssgcommon.dll - Windows Server WSSG Common DLL

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

Scheduled Task
  • runtask.exe is scheduled as a task named 'UploadSQMData' (runs daily at 12:23 PM).
4 Services
  • whsmcclient.exe runs as a service named 'Windows Server Media Center Client Service' (WhsMcClient) "Enables this computer to access the server folders on your home server.".
  • providerregistryservice.exe runs as a service named 'Windows Server Service Provider Registry' (ServiceProviderRegistry) "Registers new providers on the computer and enables provider discoverability.".
  • sharedservicehost.exe runs as a service named 'Windows Server Computer Backup Provider Service' (WSS_ComputerBackupProviderSvc) "Helps you configure and manage the backup and restore service for computers. If this service is stopped, you cannot back up or restore data for computers.".
  • microsoft.homeserver.archive.transferservice.exe runs as a service named 'Windows Server Media Center TV Archive Transfer Service' (arXfrSvc) "Transfers recorded TV from Media Center to the Recorded TV shared folder on your home server.".

How do I remove Windows Server Connector?

Quickly and completely remove Windows Server Connector from your computer by downloading "Should I Remove It?", its 100% FREE and installs in seconds (click the button below).
Or, you can uninstall Windows 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: Click Uninstall a Program.
    • Windows XP: Click Add or Remove Programs.
  2. When you find the program Windows Server Connector, 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 Connector.

Windows Service? Yes
(Installs a service)
Uninstall it 1%
Keep it 99%
Windows 7 (SP1)

Distribution by countryGeography

83.33% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 83.33%
  Canada 16.67%

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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