What is MsDtsSrvr.exe?

The genuine MsDtsSrvr.exe file is a software component of Microsoft SQL Server Native by Microsoft.
A background service for the SQL Server Integration Services, this process starts with Windows automatically if the machine is a SQL Server. This process allows for the conversion and transmission of high volumes of complex data over your SQL Server. It is designed for use with Windows Server 2008 and higher. Founded in 1975, Microsoft's flagship product is the Windows operating system, which is installed on over 90% of workstations worldwide.

MsDTSSrvr stands for Microsoft DTS Server

The .exe extension on a filename indicates an executable file. Executable files may, in some cases, harm your computer. Therefore, please read below to decide for yourself whether the MsDtsSrvr.exe on your computer is a Trojan that you should remove, or whether it is a file belonging to the Windows operating system or to a trusted application.

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MsDtsSrvr.exe file information

Windows Task Manager with MsDtsSrvr
MsDtsSrvr.exe process in Windows Task Manager

The process known as SQL Server Integration Services Service belongs to software Microsoft SQL Server Native or Microsoft SQL Server (version 2005, 2008, 2005 Tools) or Microsoft SQL Server VSS Writer or Microsoft SQL Server Native Client or SQL Server (version 2012 Integration Services) by Microsoft (

Description: MsDtsSrvr.exe is not essential for the Windows OS and causes relatively few problems. MsDtsSrvr.exe is located in a subfolder of "C:\Program Files". Known file sizes on Windows 10/8/7/XP are 202,096 bytes (25% of all occurrences), 199,384 bytes and 11 more variants. 
The program is not visible. The file has a digital signature. The file is not a Windows system file. The software has no file description. Therefore the technical security rating is 34% dangerous, however you should also read the user reviews.

Uninstalling this variant: You have the option to safely remove the program using the uninstall program of Microsoft SQL Server Native or SQL Server 2012 Integration Services (Control Panel ⇒ Uninstall a Program).

Recommended: Identify MsDtsSrvr.exe related errors

Important: Some malware camouflages itself as MsDtsSrvr.exe, particularly when located in the C:\Windows or C:\Windows\System32 folder. Therefore, you should check the MsDtsSrvr.exe process on your PC to see if it is a threat. We recommend Security Task Manager for verifying your computer's security. This was one of the Top Download Picks of The Washington Post and PC World.


User Comments

Microsoft SQL Server 2005 Enterprise Related
  Damien Jorgensen  
Microsoft SQL Server VSS Writer is part of Microsoft SQL Server 2005 installation
  Vladimir Bershadsky   (further information)

Summary: Average user rating of MsDtsSrvr.exe: based on 2 votes with 2 user comments. 2 users think MsDtsSrvr.exe is essential for Windows or an installed application.

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Best practices for resolving MsDtsSrvr issues

A clean and tidy computer is the key requirement for avoiding problems with MsDtsSrvr. This means running a scan for malware, cleaning your hard drive using cleanmgr and sfc /scannow, uninstalling programs that you no longer need, checking for Autostart programs (using msconfig) and enabling Windows' Automatic Update. Always remember to perform periodic backups, or at least to set restore points.

Should you experience an actual problem, try to recall the last thing you did, or the last thing you installed before the problem appeared for the first time. Use the resmon command to identify the processes that are causing your problem. Even for serious problems, rather than reinstalling Windows, you are better off repairing of your installation or, for Windows 8 and later versions, executing the DISM.exe /Online /Cleanup-image /Restorehealth command. This allows you to repair the operating system without losing data.

To help you analyze the MsDtsSrvr.exe process on your computer, the following programs have proven to be helpful: Security Task Manager displays all running Windows tasks, including embedded hidden processes, such as keyboard and browser monitoring or Autostart entries. A unique security risk rating indicates the likelihood of the process being potential spyware, malware or a Trojan. Malwarebytes Anti-Malware detects and removes sleeping spyware, adware, Trojans, keyloggers, malware and trackers from your hard drive.

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