[Fix] - Cant Uninstall SQL Server 2005 Express Tools

Wikitechy | 5760 Views | sql server | 07 Jun 2016

 

 Scenario :

  • When I try to remove the SQL Server 2005 Express Tools the following error will occur “Can't Uninstall SQL Server 2005 Express Tools “.
  • And also I use Add or Remove programs to remove all components of SQL Server 2005 Express. 
  • Even if I reinstalled all the Workstation Tools of SQL Server 2005, I could individually remove those tools, and then completely removed the SQL 2005 installation.
  • So is still an entry for SQL Server Management Express in my all programs listing.  

Fix 1 :

  •  Here is the fix which we have resolved for this problem by removing the registry key under the path (Note: go to Run & type “regedit” to delete this path as shown below).
  • (32Bit) HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE > Software > Microsoft > Microsoft SQL Server > 90
        (64Bit) HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE > Software > Wow6432Node > Microsoft > Microsoft SQL Server > 90.

Fix 2 :

  • Here we have the other fix to resolve this issue (Can't Uninstall SQL Server 2005 Express Tools)
  • Download Windows Cleanup tool using the bellow link and install it.
https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/mats/program_install_and_uninstall
  • After installation we can see SQL Server 2005 Express Tools you will be having option to Remove it. 

Fix 3 :

  • We can also resolve this issue, If we have any redgate or sql related softwares, which we must uninstall it.
  •  uninstall Redgate SQL Prompt 

Fix 4 :

  • Here we have an another way to resolve the following issue (Can't Uninstall SQL Server 2005 Express Tools- Solving setup errors) was fixed by using the SubInACL tool to repair the file and registry permissions".
  • And this is the reference URL for SubInACL tool to repair file and registry permissions
 http://blogs.msdn.com/astebner/archive/2006/09/04/739820.aspx

Fix 5 :

When installing the SQL SERVER, simply Rename the instance of our latest SQL Server (named instance option)

Fix 6 :

  • Another easiest way to resolve this issue is to download the installer for SQL Server Management Studio Express (the 2005 version) and run it - this time, choose uninstall instead of install.
  • Are else Uninstalling SQL Server Management Studio Go to control panel->uninstall programs.
  • After finishing the uninstallation download the latest version of SQL server management studio by using the following reference URL:
http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyId=C243A5AE-4BD1-4E3D-94B8-5A0F62BF7796&displaylang=en

Fix 7 :

Using the Following steps, we can also resolve this issue:

  • Upgrade .Net Framework 3.5 SP1
  • Upgrade VS 2008 to VS 2008 SP1
  • Go to Control Panel => Programs and Features
      + Remove Microsoft SQL Server 2005 "Workstation Components"
      + Remove Microsoft SQL Server 2005 Management
  • Install Microsoft SQL Server 2008 R2

Applies to :

  • SQL Server 2005
  • SQL Server 2008
  • SQL Server 2008 R2
  • SQL Server 2012
  • SQL Server 2014
  • SQL Server 2016

Related Tags :

  • how to uninstall sql server 2005 completely
  • how to uninstall sql server 2005 completely in windows xp
  • how to uninstall sql server 2005 completely from windows 7
  • sql server 2005 express tools download
  • sql server 2005 express tools failed
  • sql server 2005 express tools failed while installing sql 2008 r2
  • sql server 2005 express tools are installed to continue remove
  • sql server 2005 express tools free download
  • Remove SQL Express 2005 tools - Installing SQL Server 2008 Express
  • SQL Server 2005 Tools makes SQL Server 2008 Express install fail
  • SQL 2008 & SQL Server 2005 Express Tools - Microsoft
  • Remove sql server 2005 express tools to Install SQL Server 2008


Workshop

Bug Bounty
IOT Hackathon
Webinar

Join our Community

Advertise