Uninstalling SQL Server 2005

What steps are required to remove SQL Server 2005 once installed?

I want to 'play' with it and then FULLY remove it when I am finished.
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VolibrawlAsked:
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rboyd56Commented:
When you are ready to uninstall go to Control Panel - Add/REmove Programs and remove all components associated with SQL Server 2005 that you installed.
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VolibrawlAuthor Commented:
That's it?   Hard to believe ....



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VolibrawlAuthor Commented:
http://support.microsoft.com/kb/909967

I looked at this already AND searched here on EE.  I found lots of occasions where people had problems uninstalling so I am looking more for what I need to look out for as possible problems and how to avoid them.  I guess if I had any faith in the Add/Remove Programs doing the FULL job, I would just plunge in!

It is nice to know that some experienced users have found that it actually WORKS!  :)



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rboyd56Commented:
Most of the ime Add/Remove will completely uninstall SQL Server 2005. At least that was my experiencing while supporting SQL Server at Microsoft.

On those rare occassions when it fails the article that you referenced is probably the definitive gudie to manually uninstalling.
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VolibrawlAuthor Commented:
OK  .. thanks.
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