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uninstall SQL Server 2017 / 2019, Warning 26003 RRS feed

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  • hello,

    for testing and developing i have installed Microsoft SQL Server 2017 Developer (German) to my computer.

    yesterday i decided to upgrade to Microsoft SQL Server 2019 Developer (German). the upgrade to 2019 was successfully, but i thought after an upgrade all old SQL Server 2017 would be removed, but it wasn't. i still have all the SQL Server 2017 menu entries on start menu and all the old Microsoft SQL Server 2017 Setup entry in the uninstall control panel.

    i now tried to uninstall the SQL server 2017 setup but then i get always the warning 26003:

    ok, then i tried to uninstall SQL Server 2019 as well and that will show up a very similar warning dialog:

    i want to uninstall all SQL Server (2017 & 2019) from my computer to reinstall only SQL Server 2019 - because i don't have so much diskspace left.

    at the moment i am not able to uninstall SQL Server 2019 nor SQL Server 2017.

    there are older posts for "solutions" of warning 26003 available, to browse the regitries and remove everything that looks like part of SQL Server, but only for very old SQL Server 2008.
    i mean in the meantime there should be a more safe reliable automatic solution available without hacking around...


    • Edited by axel-at-iw Friday, January 24, 2020 9:52 AM
    Friday, January 24, 2020 9:47 AM

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