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If I have removed everything from the Add Remove Program list relating to SQL Server 2008 and 2005.....

....can I delete safely the Microsoft SQL Server folder containing the subfolders 80, 90, 100?
How can I remove any registry keys or does this matter. I have tried removing the files for days and finally it let me but the folder is still here.

It is a Windows 2008 Server Standard
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8/22/2022 - Mon
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Looks good but does it work with Windows Server 2008? Very reasonably priced. Do you happen to know where they are out of. I am kind of particular as to where I buy things from. I am a firm believer that there is a growing amount of industrial espionage. It always concerns me when a website does not disclose its location or whereabouts. It is as if they do not want to let you know who and where this was made.

I am an American and not overly proud of it but I like to be smart when our systems have been breached by foreign companies determined to hurt our economic growth. Watch 60 Minutes. It is happening.

Otherwise it looks good if it does what it says on a Server which it does not.
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Cool thanks for the information. I just have to be careful. I know bluehost.com They are our hosting provider.

I am wondering as I have had a devil of a time getting SQL Server 2005 & 2008 removed from the server. It did not remove fully. I have stuff everywhere even though the Add Remove Programs is clean. Do you know if it will scape out the mess that is left or only fully installed programs still in the Add Remove Programs Area.

Oh and thank you very very much.
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It seems to have found everything. I am trying to completely remove all Microsoft SQL Server 2005 & 2008 and reinstall later. See Image below:
If I select all will that remove just the Microsoft SQL Server or will that remove HKLM and portions of things that may need to stay on Windows Server 2008. I am not holding you responsible I am. I was just wondering if you have had any complications from doing something like this. I am in unchartered territory here. It looks potentially safe here. But when it says select all it looks like it is wiping out the whole registry not just the MS SQL Server stuff. Any thoughts on the image below?

Do you think it is safe to select all. Or by doing that do I delete too much? My reason for asking if you know is if I do not remove enough. I may still have install problems due to stuff being stuck on here.
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macentrap:

I just tried to install your utility. The error came back this was a Windows 95 or 98 utility and it would not run on Windows NT or Server. Did you grab the wrong link...?

is there one for Windows 2008 Server?
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Apologies! It might be wrong link then... I just used couple of weeks ago on WIn 2003 Enterprise!!
Dont knw where I downloaded from...
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Are you aware I am not trying to cleanup Office 2003 or 2007. I am trying to remove SQL Server 2008.?
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yes, it is used for incomplete removal of software from add remove programs

I have used this myself in removing the 3 instances of sql 2000, 2005 & 2008 as I still had xml trace left which was not removed through add remove programs.

its use is not limited only to MS office,  MSICUU could also be used to clean the Windows Installer cache from msi files that were no longer needed because the software had already been uninstalled
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I understand my misunderstanding thank you very much.. Downloading now.
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you might not even be required to use it if comes up with no trace of any SQL components and there has been clean uninstall

if you just interested with removing of registry you can refer to :

2000 - http://support.microsoft.com/kb/290991
2005 - http://support.microsoft.com/kb/909967
2008 - http://support.microsoft.com/kb/955499
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you'll be good to select all on that one, it only deletes the keys related to the program. There is always a chance while editing the registry that it could cause the computer to malfunction, but in my experience in using this program, I've never encountered an error.
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That seems to have cleaned it up nicely. Thank you.