Uninstall Windows Internal Database on 2003 DC

Posted on 2009-02-19
Last Modified: 2012-05-06
We are running a 2000 native mode network.  I installed WSUS on a 2003 server a while back.  Recently I promoted that server to a Domain Controller and gave it the 5 FSMO roles.  Since WSUS wouldn't run any more on that server, I uninstalled it.  The Windows Internal Database is still there so  I am trying to uninstall it so I can do a fresh install of WSUS.  I have tried opening the command shell and running the msiexec command, but I keep getting "The setup has encountered and unexpected error while Setting Internal Properties. The error is: Fatal error during installation." The only other advice I have found is to demote and repromote the server to remove the WID.  Is there any other solution?
Question by:levieux7

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    "changed the service startup
    for WID from network service to local system account and the WID started. I
    was now able to reinstall WSUS3 and it connected to the database."

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