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  • Hi guys,

    I have the SSMS2016 CTP2.3 installed on my Windows 7 SP1 machine, but when I try uninstalling, it's complaining about the OS version.
    Is there any way I can still remove this by modifying a configfile that has OS requirements or something?

    Kind regards,

    Jan Van humbeek

    Thursday, September 10, 2015 8:07 AM

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  • You may be able to add a SKIPRULE to get around the check so that you can proceed with uninstall.  An example command line to uninstall SSMS only would be:

    setup.exe /SkipRules=EditionRequirementCheck /ACTION=Uninstall /FEATURES=Tools

    Thanks,
    Sam Lester (MSFT)

    


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    Thursday, September 10, 2015 12:43 PM
  • Hi Samuel,

    Thanks for your answer, but this is still throwing the same errormessage:

    

    Kind regards,

    Jan

    Thursday, September 10, 2015 12:53 PM
  • This is known bug and Microsoft closed it as non reproducible.

    Please see workaround mentioned in this connect item


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    My Technet Wiki Article

    MVP

    Thursday, September 10, 2015 1:27 PM
  • It looks like there was a similar issue with uninstalling 2014 on Windows 7 SP1.  Can you check if the workarounds listed in the Connect item below work for 2016 as well?

    http://connectbeta.microsoft.com/SQLServer/feedbackdetail/view/974626/cannot-uninstall-sql-express-2014-on-windows-7-sp1

    Thanks,
    Sam Lester (MSFT)


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    Thursday, September 10, 2015 1:33 PM
  • I believe that the error message is correct, as Windows 7 is not listed as a supported operating system for SQL 2016. But this would mean that it was a bug in the first place that you could install it on Win7.


    Erland Sommarskog, SQL Server MVP, esquel@sommarskog.se
    Thursday, September 10, 2015 9:27 PM
  • I have this install on my Developer VM and the SQL install totally killed my machine. I can only run a very select few apps.  I can't remove the SQL. Now I am in the painful process of rebuilding my VM.

    Randy Schultz

    Tuesday, September 15, 2015 1:20 PM