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What’s DReplayController.exe (DREPLAYSERVER - DREPLAY Server Controller Execution)? Is it safe or a virus?

DReplayController.exe is a process associated with Microsoft's own Distributed Relay system, and software related to SQL Server.

Distributed Replay provides significant advantages for testing and performance analysis in SQL environments, offering a scalable alternative to SQL Server Profiler. While both tools allow for the replaying of captured traces in upgraded test environments, Distributed Replay distinguishes itself by its ability to handle workloads from multiple computers. This capability is particularly beneficial for simulating mission-critical workloads that demand a more robust and realistic testing scenario, encompassing numerous active concurrent connections or high throughput scenarios that SQL Server Profiler might struggle with due to its single-computer limitation.

Distributed Replay is thus recommended for application compatibility testing, performance testing, and capacity planning, where its multi-computer support can more accurately replicate real-world usage. The choice between SQL Server Profiler and Distributed Replay ultimately depends on the specific requirements of the testing scenario. For simpler, single-computer workloads, SQL Server Profiler may suffice. However, for more intensive and complex scenarios that aim to mimic actual operational conditions closely, Distributed Replay offers a superior, more scalable solution.

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Who makes DReplayController.exe (DREPLAYSERVER - DREPLAY Server Controller Execution)?

We’ve found Microsoft Corporation should be the publisher of DReplayController.exe.

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The publisher of an executable is the entity responsible for its distribution and authenticity. Most processes/executables on your PC should be signed. The signature on the executable should have been verified through a third party whose job it is to make sure the entity is who it says it is. Find an unsigned executable? You should consider scanning any completely unsigned .exe on your PC.

Last updated: March 15, 2024

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