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How to Uninstall SQL Server 2008 Step by Step Guide

This article is a step by step guide which can be used by database administrators to Uninstall SQL Server 2008 Enterprise Edition.

Step by Step Guide to Uninstall SQL Server 2008 / 2008 R2

Step 1: Click Start | Control Panel | Add or Remove Programs. In the Add or Remove Programs windows select Microsoft SQL Server 2008 as shown in the snippet below and Click Change/Remove button.

Uninstall SQL Server 2008 In the Add or Remove Programs windows select Microsoft SQL Server 2008

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Step 2: Once you click on Change/Remove button it will popup SQL Server 2008 windows as shown in the snippet below. There are three options basically available and they are Add, Repair and Remove.

  • Add:- This option can be used by database administrators if they want to add any new feature of SQL Server 2008 which you may not have installed previously. The different features can be adding Analysis Services, Integration Services , Reporting Services or Replication etc.
  • Repair:-This option can be used by database administrators if they want to repair SQL Server 2008 product.
  • Remove:- This option can be used by database administrators if they want to remove SQL Server 2008 product. This is the option which you need to select to Uninstall SQL Server 2008.
Uninstall SQL Server 2008 How to Remove SQL Server 2008

Step 3: Once you click on Remove option, you will see a popup screen informing you to wait for a while till SQL Server 2008 Setup is processing the current user request.

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Ashish Mehta

Ashish Mehta

Ashish Kumar Mehta is a database manager, trainer and technical author. He has more than a decade of IT experience in database administration, performance tuning, database development and technical training on Microsoft SQL Server from SQL Server 2000 to SQL Server 2014. Ashish has authored more than 325 technical articles on SQL Server across leading SQL Server technology portals. Over the last few years, he has also developed and delivered many successful projects in database infrastructure; data warehouse and business intelligence; database migration; and upgrade projects for companies such as Hewlett-Packard, Microsoft, Cognizant and Centrica PLC, UK. He holds an engineering degree in computer science and industry standard certifications from Microsoft including MCITP Database Administrator 2005/2008, MCDBA SQL Server 2000 and MCTS .NET Framework 2.0 Web Applications.

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