Can I uninstall MS .NET Framework 2.0, 3.0 and 3.5?

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We have a file server (Windows Server 2003 SP2) mostly used as a shared drive to store files. Dell only allotted 10 gb on drive C. We have run out of space and need to free some more megabytes. I had installed MS .NET framework 2.0, 3.0 and 3.5 as prerequisites for Sharepoint but subsequently decided not to run Sharepoint on this server.
To reiterate, this is a File Server only and IIS is not used at all. Can I uninstall MS.NET framework 2.0, 3.0 and 3.5, MSXML 6 and MS Visual J# 2.0 restributable package?

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Top Expert 2011
you should be fine uninstalling all of those as it is unlikely there is any software on the server making use of it. If there is you can always reinstall afterwards if uninstalling breaks anything.
Yes, you can uninstall as you do not have any software that requires it.

In case any software will require this you will get error and you can reinstall the specific version of .NET.


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