How to Uninstall a SQL Server Instance in SQL Server 2008R2 and 2008

Uninstall a SQL Server Instance in SQL Server 2008R2 and 2008


Step by step Guide to uninstall Server R2


To uninstall SQL Server from Windows Server 2008, Windows Server 2012 and Windows 2012 R2, follow these steps:

To begin the removal process, navigate to the Control Panel and then select Programs and Features.

Right-click Microsoft SQL Server (Version) (Bit) and select Uninstall. For example, Microsoft SQL Server 2008 R2 .

Step 1

Click the Start Button and choose Control Panel. You will see the following screen.


Step 2

Once the Control Panel is displayed, select the Programs and Features section

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Step 3

Now the list of programs and features installed on that  is displayed as below.

Chose SQL Server 2008 R2 then Right-click Uninstall /Change.


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Step 4

A small window similar to the SQL Server Installation screen is displayed. Click on Remove.

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Step 5

You will see Setup Processes of current operation.



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Step 6

Now the Setup support Rules window is displayed that as shown below.


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Step 7

Click OK to proceed. In the next screen select the instance of SQL Server to remove.

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Step 8

Now select the features for the SQL Server instance that you want to remove.

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Step 9

Click Next to proceed to the Remove Rules.

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Step 10

Click Next to proceed. Ready to Remove Server 2008 R2 and 2008.

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Step 11

Your SQL Server Instance has been removed successfully. Click the Close Button.


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