Application Microsoft SQL Server VSS Writer

A guide to uninstall Microsoft SQL Server VSS Writer from your PC

Microsoft SQL Server VSS Writer is a Windows application. Read below about how to uninstall it from your PC. The Windows version was created by Microsoft Corporation. You can find out more on Microsoft Corporation or check for application updates here. The program is usually found in the C:\Program Files\Microsoft SQL Server directory (same installation drive as Windows). MsiExec.exe /I{B636C9B9-A3F2-4DCE-ADCC-72E095018385} is the full command line if you want to remove Microsoft SQL Server VSS Writer. Microsoft SQL Server VSS Writer's primary file takes about 149.84 KB (153440 bytes) and its name is sqlwriter.exe.

The executables below are part of Microsoft SQL Server VSS Writer. They take about 149.84 KB (153440 bytes) on disk.

  • sqlwriter.exe (149.84 KB)

The current web page applies to Microsoft SQL Server VSS Writer version 9.00.5000.00 only. You can find here a few links to other Microsoft SQL Server VSS Writer releases: to view all...
If you are manually uninstalling Microsoft SQL Server VSS Writer we advise you to check if the following data is left behind on your PC.

Folders found on disk after you uninstall Microsoft SQL Server VSS Writer from your computer:
  • C:\Program Files\Microsoft SQL Server

Generally, the following files remain on disk:
  • C:\Program Files\Microsoft SQL Server\80\COM\sqlvdi.dll
  • C:\Program Files\Microsoft SQL Server\80\Tools\Binn\sqlvdi.dll
  • C:\Program Files\Microsoft SQL Server\90\EULA\License_SQLNCLI_ENU.txt
  • C:\Program Files\Microsoft SQL Server\90\SDK\Include\msmd.h
  • C:\Program Files\Microsoft SQL Server\90\SDK\Include\oledbdm.h
  • C:\Program Files\Microsoft SQL Server\90\SDK\Include\sqlncli.h
  • C:\Program Files\Microsoft SQL Server\90\SDK\Include\srv.h
  • C:\Program Files\Microsoft SQL Server\90\SDK\Lib\x64\opends60.lib
  • C:\Program Files\Microsoft SQL Server\90\SDK\Lib\x64\sqlncli.lib
  • C:\Program Files\Microsoft SQL Server\90\Shared\instapi.dll
  • C:\Program Files\Microsoft SQL Server\90\Shared\Resources\1033\sqlwriter.rll
  • C:\Program Files\Microsoft SQL Server\90\Shared\sqlwriter.exe
  • C:\Program Files\Microsoft SQL Server\90\Shared\sqlwvss.dll
  • C:\Program Files\Microsoft SQL Server\90\Shared\sqlwvss_xp.dll
  • C:\Windows\Installer\{B636C9B9-A3F2-4DCE-ADCC-72E095018385}\ARPIco

Use regedit.exe to manually remove from the Windows Registry the data below:
  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Classes\Installer\Products\9B9C636B2F3AECD4DACC270E59103858
  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Uninstall\{B636C9B9-A3F2-4DCE-ADCC-72E095018385}

Supplementary values that are not cleaned:
  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Classes\Installer\Products\9B9C636B2F3AECD4DACC270E59103858\ProductName
  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Installer\Folders\C:\Program Files\Microsoft SQL Server\
  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Installer\Folders\C:\Windows\Installer\{B636C9B9-A3F2-4DCE-ADCC-72E095018385}\
  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\System\CurrentControlSet\Services\SQLWriter\ImagePath

A way to uninstall Microsoft SQL Server VSS Writer with the help of Advanced Uninstaller PRO

Microsoft SQL Server VSS Writer is a program offered by the software company Microsoft Corporation. Sometimes, users try to remove this program. Sometimes this is difficult because deleting this by hand requires some skill regarding removing Windows applications by hand. The best EASY approach to remove Microsoft SQL Server VSS Writer is to use Advanced Uninstaller PRO. Here is how to do this:

1. If you don't have Advanced Uninstaller PRO already installed on your Windows system, add it. This is a good step because Advanced Uninstaller PRO is an efficient uninstaller and all around tool to maximize the performance of your Windows PC.


2. Start Advanced Uninstaller PRO. Take your time to get familiar with Advanced Uninstaller PRO's interface and number of features available. Advanced Uninstaller PRO is a very good package of tools.

3. Click on the General Tools category
Go to General Tools

4. Activate the Uninstall Programs tool
Go to Uninstall Programs

5. A list of the applications installed on your computer will appear

6. Scroll the list of applications until you locate Microsoft SQL Server VSS Writer or simply click the Search field and type in "Microsoft SQL Server VSS Writer". If it is installed on your PC the Microsoft SQL Server VSS Writer application will be found very quickly. When you select Microsoft SQL Server VSS Writer in the list of applications, the following information about the program is available to you:

  • Safety rating (in the left lower corner). The star rating tells you the opinion other people have about Microsoft SQL Server VSS Writer, from "Highly recommended" to "Very dangerous".
  • Reviews by other people - Click on the Read reviews button.
  • Technical information about the program you are about to remove, by clicking on the Properties button.
7. Click the Uninstall button. A confirmation window will come up. Confirm the removal by pressing the Uninstall button. Advanced Uninstaller PRO will uninstall Microsoft SQL Server VSS Writer.
Uninstall Microsoft SQL Server VSS Writer

8. After uninstalling Microsoft SQL Server VSS Writer, Advanced Uninstaller PRO will ask you to run a cleanup. Press Next to start the cleanup. All the items of Microsoft SQL Server VSS Writer that have been left behind will be found and you will be able to delete them. By removing Microsoft SQL Server VSS Writer using Advanced Uninstaller PRO, you can be sure that no registry entries, files or folders are left behind on your computer.

Your PC will remain clean, speedy and able to serve you properly.


Geographical user distribution

  • Windows 7 (6.1)
  • 10.0
  • Windows XP (5.1)
  • Windows Vista (6.0)
  • Windows Server 2003 (5.2)
  • Windows 8.1 (6.3)
  • Windows 8 (6.2)
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The text above is not a piece of advice to remove Microsoft SQL Server VSS Writer by Microsoft Corporation from your PC, we are not saying that Microsoft SQL Server VSS Writer by Microsoft Corporation is not a good application. This page only contains detailed instructions on how to remove Microsoft SQL Server VSS Writer in case you decide this is what you want to do. The information above contains registry and disk entries that other software left behind and Advanced Uninstaller PRO stumbled upon and classified as "leftovers" on other users' PCs.

2016-06-18 / Written by Andreea Kartman for Advanced Uninstaller PRO

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Last update on: 2016-06-18 20:50:28.080