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Uninstall SQL Server 2000 on SBS2003

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Hello,

I have SQL Server 2000 and SQL Sever 2005 running on my SBS2003. There are no custom applications using the SQL Server 2000 anymore. To reduce space and memory usage I would like to uninstall SQL Server 2000. Is this possible? Or is the SQL Server 2000 needed by the SBSServer itself (e.g. for Sharepoint that we are not using or by the SBS Monitoring)?

These are the installations:
list of installed server programs

Thanks in advance!!

Chris
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hello.
sbs2003 does not have sqlserver installed as a product. its an addon.  sbs monitoring is using msde not 2000 (unless otherwise stated/configured)
so yes you can uninstall it.
hope that helps
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Thanks a lot for the info.
I did uninstall SQL Svr 2000.

In the list of installed porgrams there is "Hotfix 2055 for SQL Server 2000 ENU (KB960082)". It takes 1 GB of disk space.  
I suppose that I can uninstall this as well. However when trying to uninstall it asks whether I would like to uninstall instance "SBSMonitoring (SP 2055 ENU)". I think it is better not to do this. SBS Monitoring is a standard functionality of the SBS, right? Is this needed. It says it was used last time in 2008.


Can you please give me your advice? Thanks!
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