Microsoft SQL Server VSS Writer Microsoft SQL Server VSS Writer

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

This page contains complete information on how to remove Microsoft SQL Server VSS Writer for Windows. It is written by Microsoft Corporation. More information on Microsoft Corporation can be seen here. Microsoft SQL Server VSS Writer is normally installed in the C:\Archivos de programa\Microsoft SQL Server folder, but this location may differ a lot depending on the user's option while installing the program. MsiExec.exe /I{56B4002F-671C-49F4-984C-C760FE3806B5} is the full command line if you want to uninstall Microsoft SQL Server VSS Writer. SqlSAC.exe is the Microsoft SQL Server VSS Writer's main executable file and it occupies approximately 1.19 MB (1244000 bytes) on disk.

Microsoft SQL Server VSS Writer is comprised of the following executables which occupy 52.08 MB (54604757 bytes) on disk:

  • DISTRIB.exe (52.57 KB)
  • replmerg.exe (148.57 KB)
  • snapshot.exe (52.57 KB)
  • bcp.exe (92.00 KB)
  • cnfgsvr.exe (60.56 KB)
  • dcomscm.EXE (20.57 KB)
  • DTSRUN.exe (40.56 KB)
  • OSQL.EXE (56.55 KB)
  • scm.exe (88.55 KB)
  • sqladhlp.exe (64.56 KB)
  • sqlmangr.exe (72.57 KB)
  • sqlredis.exe (9.98 MB)
  • SVRNETCN.exe (74.63 KB)
  • ARPWrapper.exe (208.34 KB)
  • setup.exe (2.05 MB)
  • UACmd.exe (38.84 KB)
  • bpacmd.exe (34.50 KB)
  • SAC.exe (78.84 KB)
  • sqladhlp90.exe (44.34 KB)
  • sqlbrowser.exe (234.34 KB)
  • SqlDumper.exe (65.34 KB)
  • SqlProv.exe (118.84 KB)
  • SqlSAC.exe (1.19 MB)
  • sqlsqm.exe (134.84 KB)
  • sqlwriter.exe (85.84 KB)
  • SqlWtsn.exe (94.84 KB)
  • bcp.exe (64.84 KB)
  • OSQL.EXE (50.34 KB)
  • SQLCMD.EXE (138.34 KB)
  • SQLdiag.exe (1.02 MB)
  • cmdwrap.exe (20.56 KB)
  • sqlagent.EXE (304.56 KB)
  • sqlmaint.exe (152.56 KB)
  • sqlservr.exe (7.17 MB)
  • sqlmaint.exe (74.34 KB)
  • sqlservr.exe (27.91 MB)
  • xpadsi90.exe (47.84 KB) to view all...

The current page applies to Microsoft SQL Server VSS Writer version 9.00.4035.00 only. You can find below a few links to other Microsoft SQL Server VSS Writer versions: 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 PC:
  • C:\Program Files\Microsoft SQL Server

The files below remain on your disk by Microsoft SQL Server VSS Writer's application uninstaller when you removed it:
  • 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\{86177DAE-38B1-49DD-912E-35CB703AB779}\ARPIco

Use regedit.exe to manually remove from the Windows Registry the keys below:
  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Classes\Installer\Products\EAD771681B83DD9419E253BC07A37B97
  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Uninstall\{86177DAE-38B1-49DD-912E-35CB703AB779}

Registry values that are not removed from your PC:
  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Classes\Installer\Products\EAD771681B83DD9419E253BC07A37B97\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\{86177DAE-38B1-49DD-912E-35CB703AB779}\
  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\System\CurrentControlSet\Services\SQLWriter\ImagePath

How to remove Microsoft SQL Server VSS Writer from your PC with Advanced Uninstaller PRO

Microsoft SQL Server VSS Writer is an application marketed by Microsoft Corporation. Sometimes, people choose to erase this program. This can be easier said than done because removing this by hand takes some experience related to removing Windows applications by hand. The best SIMPLE action to erase Microsoft SQL Server VSS Writer is to use Advanced Uninstaller PRO. Take the following steps on how to do this:

1. If you don't have Advanced Uninstaller PRO on your PC, add it. This is a good step because Advanced Uninstaller PRO is the best uninstaller and all around utility to clean your computer.


2. Start Advanced Uninstaller PRO. Take some time to get familiar with the program's design and wealth of tools available. Advanced Uninstaller PRO is a very good Windows tool.

3. Press the General Tools button
Go to General Tools

4. Activate the Uninstall Programs button
Go to Uninstall Programs

5. All the applications installed on the computer will appear

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

  • Safety rating (in the left lower corner). The star rating explains the opinion other users have regarding Microsoft SQL Server VSS Writer, ranging from "Highly recommended" to "Very dangerous".
  • Opinions by other users - Press the Read reviews button.
  • Technical information regarding the program you want to uninstall, by pressing the Properties button.
7. Press the Uninstall button. A confirmation dialog will appear. accept the uninstall by pressing the Uninstall button. Advanced Uninstaller PRO will then remove Microsoft SQL Server VSS Writer.
Uninstall Microsoft SQL Server VSS Writer

8. After removing Microsoft SQL Server VSS Writer, Advanced Uninstaller PRO will ask you to run an additional cleanup. Press Next to start the cleanup. All the items of Microsoft SQL Server VSS Writer which 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 Windows registry entries, files or directories are left behind on your PC.

Your Windows PC will remain clean, speedy and ready to take on new tasks.


Geographical user distribution

  • 10.0
  • Windows 7 (6.1)
  • Windows 8 (6.2)
  • Windows XP (5.1)
  • Windows Vista (6.0)
  • Windows 8.1 (6.3)
  • Windows Server 2003 (5.2)
Software Application


The text above is not a recommendation to remove Microsoft SQL Server VSS Writer by Microsoft Corporation from your computer, we are not saying that Microsoft SQL Server VSS Writer by Microsoft Corporation is not a good application for your computer. This page simply contains detailed instructions on how to remove Microsoft SQL Server VSS Writer in case you want to. Here you can find registry and disk entries that Advanced Uninstaller PRO stumbled upon and classified as "leftovers" on other users' PCs.

2016-06-19 / Written by Daniel Statescu for Advanced Uninstaller PRO

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Last update on: 2016-06-18 22:18:38.427