Application Microsoft SQL Server VSS Writer

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

This web page is about Microsoft SQL Server VSS Writer for Windows. Here you can find details on how to remove it from your PC. The Windows version was developed by Microsoft Corporation. More information on Microsoft Corporation can be found here. The application is frequently located in the C:\Program Files\Microsoft SQL Server directory (same installation drive as Windows). Microsoft SQL Server VSS Writer's complete uninstall command line is MsiExec.exe /I{50822200-2E95-4E62-A8D8-41C3B308DF5E}. The program's main executable file is named sqlwriter.exe and it has a size of 152.36 KB (156016 bytes).

Microsoft SQL Server VSS Writer installs the following the executables on your PC, taking about 152.36 KB (156016 bytes) on disk.

  • sqlwriter.exe (152.36 KB)

The information on this page is only about version 9.00.3042.00 of Microsoft SQL Server VSS Writer. For more Microsoft SQL Server VSS Writer versions please click below: to view all...
Many files, folders and registry entries will not be uninstalled when you want to remove Microsoft SQL Server VSS Writer from your computer.

Directories that were left behind:
  • C:\Program Files\Microsoft SQL Server

The files below were left behind 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\{50822200-2E95-4E62-A8D8-41C3B308DF5E}\ARPIco

Frequently the following registry keys will not be uninstalled:
  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Classes\Installer\Products\0022280559E226E48A8D143C3B80FDE5
  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Uninstall\{50822200-2E95-4E62-A8D8-41C3B308DF5E}

Open regedit.exe to remove the registry values below from the Windows Registry:
  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Classes\Installer\Products\0022280559E226E48A8D143C3B80FDE5\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\{50822200-2E95-4E62-A8D8-41C3B308DF5E}\
  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\System\CurrentControlSet\Services\SQLWriter\ImagePath

A way to erase Microsoft SQL Server VSS Writer from your PC using Advanced Uninstaller PRO

Microsoft SQL Server VSS Writer is a program offered by Microsoft Corporation. Sometimes, computer users decide to erase it. Sometimes this can be troublesome because doing this by hand requires some experience regarding PCs. The best QUICK manner to erase Microsoft SQL Server VSS Writer is to use Advanced Uninstaller PRO. Here are some detailed instructions about how to do this:

1. If you don't have Advanced Uninstaller PRO on your Windows PC, add it. This is a good step because Advanced Uninstaller PRO is a very useful uninstaller and general utility to take care of your Windows PC.


  • navigate to Download Link
  • download the program by clicking on the DOWNLOAD button
  • install Advanced Uninstaller PRO
2. Start Advanced Uninstaller PRO. It's recommended to take your time to admire Advanced Uninstaller PRO's interface and wealth of features available. Advanced Uninstaller PRO is a powerful system optimizer.

3. Press the General Tools button
Go to General Tools

4. Click on the Uninstall Programs button
Go to Uninstall Programs

5. All the applications installed on your computer will appear

6. Navigate the list of applications until you locate Microsoft SQL Server VSS Writer or simply activate the Search feature and type in "Microsoft SQL Server VSS Writer". If it exists on your system the Microsoft SQL Server VSS Writer application will be found automatically. Notice that when you select Microsoft SQL Server VSS Writer in the list of apps, some information about the application is made available to you:

  • Safety rating (in the lower left corner). This tells you the opinion other users have about Microsoft SQL Server VSS Writer, ranging from "Highly recommended" to "Very dangerous".
  • Opinions by other users - Press the Read reviews button.
  • Details about the application you wish to remove, by clicking on the Properties button.
7. Click the Uninstall button. A confirmation page will come up. Confirm the uninstall by clicking the Uninstall button. Advanced Uninstaller PRO will then remove Microsoft SQL Server VSS Writer.
Uninstall Microsoft SQL Server VSS Writer

8. After uninstalling Microsoft SQL Server VSS Writer, Advanced Uninstaller PRO will offer to run a cleanup. Click Next to perform the cleanup. All the items of Microsoft SQL Server VSS Writer which have been left behind will be detected and you will be able to delete them. By removing Microsoft SQL Server VSS Writer with Advanced Uninstaller PRO, you can be sure that no Windows registry items, files or directories are left behind on your computer.

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

Geographical user distribution

  • Windows 8.1 (6.3)
  • Windows 7 (6.1)
  • 10.0
  • Windows XP (5.1)
  • Windows 8 (6.2)
  • Windows Vista (6.0)
  • Windows Server 2003 (5.2)
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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 computer, nor are we saying that Microsoft SQL Server VSS Writer by Microsoft Corporation is not a good application for your computer. This text simply contains detailed info on how to remove Microsoft SQL Server VSS Writer in case you want to. Here you can find registry and disk entries that other software left behind and Advanced Uninstaller PRO stumbled upon and classified as "leftovers" on other users' PCs.

2016-06-19 / Written by Andreea Kartman for Advanced Uninstaller PRO

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Last update on: 2016-06-19 07:44:47.967