If you have uninstalled Windows SharePoint Services v3, you cannot be sure that the Windows Internal Database (SQL Embedded Edition) has been deleted.

Reason: It’s not listed in Add/Remove programs.

All you have to do is run this command and it’s all sorted for you.

• If you are running an x86-based edition of Microsoft Windows Server 2003, use the following command line to remove Windows Internal Database from the computer:

msiexec /x {CEB5780F-1A70-44A9-850F-DE6C4F6AA8FB} CALLERID=ocsetup.exe

• If you are running an x64-based edition of Windows Server 2003, use the following command line to remove Windows Internal Database from the computer:

msiexec /x {BDD79957-5801-4A2D-B09E-852E7FA64D01} CALLERID=ocsetup.exe

I have done this many times and can vouch for this KB method.

Alternative method has been referenced by DecipherInfosys.

Personally, I like the KB method, it’s straight forward.

Do you agree with that?

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