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removing one instance from multiple instances in sql server 2005

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There are two sqlserver instances running in sql server 2005 (Clustered environment), windows 2003 server. I want to remove one instance from the server.
what are steps to be followed before removing/uninstal the instance and how can i check if there are any dependies between the two iinstances.

refered links: http://kbalertz.com/909967/uninstall-instance-Server-manually.aspx
                      http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/ms143412(SQL.90).aspx

please, let me know how far the above links are helpfull.

Regards,
Krishna
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<< how can i check if there are any dependies between the two iinstances. >>

If you have two instances that means you have two independent instances running on that server. Hence No need to check for any dependencies.

However make sure that you have the necessary backups of required databases in the instance which you are going to delete / remove.

First Link helps you out to uninstall an instance from a clustered environment.
This link from MSDN gives you more insight on it.
http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/ms190438(SQL.90).aspx

Second link helps you to uninstall in a normal environment.

Below will be helpful to you.
http://support.microsoft.com/kb/922670
http://support.microsoft.com/kb/909967

If you want to delete the default instance, hope this would be helpful too.

http://www.experts-exchange.com/Microsoft/Development/MS-SQL-Server/SQL-Server-2005/Q_23635161.html
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