BCSSync.exe is one of those programs you don’t want to delete because it’s an important component of SharePoint Server 2010. If you do, you’ll see some problems arise with Microsoft Office 2013/2016. This article explains how to disable BCSSync.exe startup items.
The problem with deleting this program is that it’s a critical part of SharePoint Server. You might think you’re safe just uninstalling it, but there are still plenty of dependencies left behind. For example, SharePoint doesn’t work properly without this program. So, what happens if you uninstall it?
You’ll find yourself unable to open Word documents, Excel spreadsheets, PowerPoint presentations, Visio diagrams, and Access databases. In fact, even trying to run Outlook won’t work unless you reinstall the entire Microsoft Office suite.
So, why does BCSSync.exe start automatically every time you log into Windows? Well, it’s actually a feature of the operating system itself. When you boot up your computer, the OS checks to make sure everything is working correctly. One of the things it looks for is whether or not the Microsoft Office suite is installed. If it isn’t, it starts the installation process. Once it finishes installing, it restarts the computer.
This is where BCSSync.exe comes in. It runs during the restart and makes sure the software is set up correctly. Without it, you’d end up with a bunch of errors and issues.
BCSSync.exe is one of those programs that are often found on computers without being used. This file is needed to start Microsoft Office applications such as Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook, etc. If you do not use Microsoft Office, it is recommended to uninstall this file. However, if you want to keep it, make sure to delete it properly.
bCSSYNC.EXE is an executable file which run automatically after Windows start up. This process is normally harmless, however it could cause problems if it becomes unresponsive or causes system slowdowns. If you notice that your computer seems slower than usual, there might be something wrong with bCSSYNC.EXe. You can use our free tool to check whether bCSSYNC.Exe is safe or malicious.
How to Remove bCSSYNC.exe
If you want to completely uninstall bCSSYNC.exefrom your PC, please follow the steps below:
1. Click Start button, type “Control Panel”, press Enter.
2. Under Control panel, double-click Add or Remove Programs applet.
3. Select bCSSYNC. exe, click Uninstall.
4. When prompted, click Yes to confirm removal.
Microsoft has been working hard to make sure that Windows 10 works well on older computers, including those running Windows 7 and 8.1. One of the features included in the operating system is called “Windows Continuum,” which allows Windows 10 to run on smaller devices like tablets and smartphones. This feature requires Microsoft’s BCS Sync Service to work properly. If you don’t want to use this feature, there are ways to turn it off. Here’s how to do it.
Step 1: Open Control Panel.
Step 3: Scroll down to find BCS Sync Service. Right-click on it and select Properties.
Step 4: Select the Startup Type tab and choose Disabled.
Step 5: Click OK.
You’ll notice that some programs won’t start up anymore. For example, if you open Internet Explorer, you won’t see any tabs. However, most of the apps you use regularly will still function normally.
There are three different ways to completely disable the Microsoft Office 2013/2016/2019 version of bcbsync.exe. All of them involve deleting the registry key HKEY\Software\Microsoft\Office\15.0\Common\BCBSyncExe. However, there are some differences among the methods.
Method #1: Create a New Shortcut to Run bcmapi.exe
The easiest method is to create a new shortcut to run the bcmapi executable file. Name it something like “bcmapi”, and make sure that the target location is set to %systemroot%\System32\bcmapi.exe. Click Next and Finish. Now double-click on the newly created shortcut and follow the instructions.
Method #2: Modify the Windows Registry
If you don’t want to use the above method, you can modify the Windows Registry to prevent bcbsync.exe from starting automatically. To do this, open up regedit.exe and navigate to the following path: HKEY_LOCAL _ MACHINE \ SOFTWARE \ Microsoft \ Office \ 14.0 \ Common \ BCBSyncExe. Delete the entire value named “Startup” and replace it with a blank string. This will prevent bcbsync.exefrom running automatically.
Method #3: Edit the Windows Registry Directly
You can edit the Windows Registry directly to prevent bcbsync from running automatically. Open up regedit.exe again and navigate to the following paths: HKEY_LOCATION_MACHINE \ Software \ Microsoft \ Office \ 15.0 \ Common \ BcSyncExe. Delete the value named Startup and replace it with a space. This will prevent bcsync.exe from running automatically.
The bcssync.exe file is used by SharePoint to synchronize data across multiple sites. This synchronization happens every 15 minutes. If you want to stop this process from running automatically, follow the steps mentioned below.
1. Open the Registry Editor. To do this, press Windows Key + R keys together and type regedit into the box that appears. Click OK.
2. Navigate to HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Office\15.0\Sharepoint\Startup.
3. Name the value Disabled and set the value to 1.
4. Close the registry editor. Restart your computer. Now, whenever you start up your PC, the bcssync.Exe process won’t run automatically.
5. Method 2: Using Group Policy
If you are using Office 365, you can use group policy to disable the bcssync. Exe process from starting up automatically. Follow the steps given below.
This method removes the bcssynct.exe file from your Windows 7/8/10 system. If you are running Windows 8.1 or 10, it is recommended that you run the following command prompt commands.
Note: Make sure you don’t delete the bcssync folder under %ProgramFiles%\Microsoft Office\Office14\Common7\IDE.
Open Command Prompt window. Type “bcssync /uninstall”. Press Enter key. Wait for the process to complete.
Type “bcssync /cleanup”. Press Enter key.
Type “bcsetup /uninstall”. Press enter.
Type “bcupdate /uninstall”. Press ENTER.
Type “bcdeployment /uninstall”. Press ENTER.
Microsoft Sharepoint Workspace Service (bcssync.exe) is a background service used by Microsoft Sharepoint Server 2007/2010. This method removes the bcssync.exefrom the system without affecting the functionality of Sharepoint Services.
1. Open the Start menu and type “msconfig”.
2. Click on the “Startup” tab.
3. Right-click on the “MSConfig” entry and select “Properties”.
4. Select the “Services” tab.
5. Scroll down to find the “Microsoft Sharepoint Workspace” service.
6. Unselect the checkbox next to it.
7. Click OK twice to close both windows.
8. Restart the computer.
9. Verify that the bcssync.EXE file no longer exists.
10. If you are still having problems, please contact us.
Tim Wiley was a tech writer for seven years at Recode. In that time, he covered everything from basic browser.js and URL parameters to XHRs, performance, malware, security, enterprise apps, social media, and Windows secrets. He also written about how to hack Signal in 2016 and how to resist, or possibly even conquer, the zero-day threat.