There is not an uninstall program for the SQL Server 6.5 utilities. They
haved to be removed manually. Below are teh steps to do that:
Delete the c:\mssql directory
Remove the Startup menu listings
Remove the 2 registry keys modified by installation:
Bear in mind that when editing the registry special caution should be taken.
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I had SQL Server 6.5 Developer Edition (sp4) on WinNT4ws(sp4). Using the
setup program, I "removed" SQL Server; then I removed the
remaining/lingering files manually.
Since I've installed SQL Server onto another WinNT Server Machine, I've
been trying to "Install Utilities Only" back onto the WinNT4ws(sp4) machine
(so as to use it as a client), but the option is grayed out in the setup
program -- apparently, the setup program believes SQL Server is still
installed on the machine; I even tried using the "/t RegistryRebuild = ON"
command line parameter to no avail. I suspect that there are registry
entries which are confusing the setup program into believing SQL is still
Does anybody know how I can resolve this situation?