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How to Uninstall SQL Server 2008 Step by Step Guide

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Step 8: In the Ready to Remove screen SQL Server 2008 setup will ask you to verify the SQL Server 2008 features which will be removed. click Next to continue with the uninstallation process.

Ready to Remove SQL Server 2008 Completely

Step 9: Once the requested features are removed, the Removal Progress screen which will have the Success or Failure message for each and every single feature which it has removed. Click Next to complete the uninstallation process.

SQL Server 2008 Removal Progress Setup Screen Confirming the Features which are Uninstalled

Step 10. In the Complete screen you will be able to see “Your SQL Server 2008 removal completed successfully”. Click Close to exit Remove SQL Server 2008 setup.

Your SQL Server 2008 removal completed successfully

Next Steps

  • It is always recommended to restart the server once you have uninstalled SQL Server 2008.

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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