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SSMS 18 -- how to uninstall? RRS feed

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  • Not sure if this is the correct forum but does anyone know how to uninstall SSMS 18. The installation of a "upgrade" failed and when the "upgrade" was uninstalled it broke SSMS 18 so it won't run and the uninstall info is missing from Programs and Features. Warning: Do not try to upgrade to 18.3! You will get some sort of side-by-side error.
    Monday, September 30, 2019 9:06 PM

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  • Hi cupboy1,

     

    >>Not sure if this is the correct forum but does anyone know how to uninstall SSMS 18. The installation of a "upgrade" failed and when the "upgrade" was uninstalled it broke SSMS 18 so it won't run and the uninstall info is missing from Programs and Features. Warning: Do not try to upgrade to 18.3! You will get some sort of side-by-side error.

     

    Would you please try to follow the steps below to fix your issue:

     

     Make sure “C:\Program Files (x86)\Microsoft SQL Server Management Studio 18” does not exist (if it does, the delete it)

     Delete the mentioned registry key (e.g. by running from an elevated cmd prompt:

    reg DELETE “HKLM\SOFTWARE\WOW6432Node\Microsoft\Microsoft SQL Server Management Studio” /reg:32)

     

    Best regards,

    Dedmon Dai


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    • Marked as answer by cupboy1 Tuesday, October 1, 2019 4:41 PM
    Tuesday, October 1, 2019 2:11 AM

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  • Hi cupboy1,

     

    >>Not sure if this is the correct forum but does anyone know how to uninstall SSMS 18. The installation of a "upgrade" failed and when the "upgrade" was uninstalled it broke SSMS 18 so it won't run and the uninstall info is missing from Programs and Features. Warning: Do not try to upgrade to 18.3! You will get some sort of side-by-side error.

     

    Would you please try to follow the steps below to fix your issue:

     

     Make sure “C:\Program Files (x86)\Microsoft SQL Server Management Studio 18” does not exist (if it does, the delete it)

     Delete the mentioned registry key (e.g. by running from an elevated cmd prompt:

    reg DELETE “HKLM\SOFTWARE\WOW6432Node\Microsoft\Microsoft SQL Server Management Studio” /reg:32)

     

    Best regards,

    Dedmon Dai


    MSDN Community Support
    Please remember to click "Mark as Answer" the responses that resolved your issue, and to click "Unmark as Answer" if not. This can be beneficial to other community members reading this thread. If you have any compliments or complaints to MSDN Support, feel free to contact MSDNFSF@microsoft.com

    • Marked as answer by cupboy1 Tuesday, October 1, 2019 4:41 PM
    Tuesday, October 1, 2019 2:11 AM
  • well, I have got 18.3 up and running.
    Tuesday, October 1, 2019 4:41 PM