"SQL Server 2017 Client Tools Extensions" Installed Program on Windows 7

Q

What is the installed program "SQL Server 2017 Client Tools Extensions" on my Windows 7 computer? Why it is not visible in Control Panel?

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A

"SQL Server 2017 Client Tools Extensions" is an installed program on Windows 7 system managed by Windows Installer.

You will not see "SQL Server 2017 Client Tools Extensions" listed on "uninstall or change a program" in Control Panel, because it is flagged as a hidden system component in the registry (SystemComponent=1).

Information related to "SQL Server 2017 Client Tools Extensions" installed program:

Name: SQL Server 2017 Client Tools Extensions
Publisher: Microsoft Corporation
Size: 6216 KB
Version: 14.0.1000.169
System Component: Yes
Identifying Number: {200F38B2-1492-4576-B08C-78F2C2C953FC}
Install Location: 
Install Source: C:\ProgramData\Package Cache\{200F38B2-1492-4576-B08C-78F2C2C953FC}v14.0.1000.169\x64\
Install Date: 20171221
Local Package: C:\windows\Installer\5256e64e.msi
Package Name: sql_tools_extensions_loc.msi
Uninstall Command: MsiExec.exe /I{200F38B2-1492-4576-B08C-78F2C2C953FC}
Windows Installer: Yes

It is recommended to keep "SQL Server 2017 Client Tools Extensions" as an installed program.

 

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