Microsoft SQL Server 2005 Microsoft SQL Server 2005

A guide to uninstall Microsoft SQL Server 2005 from your PC

Microsoft SQL Server 2005 is a computer program. This page holds details on how to remove it from your computer. It was created for Windows by Microsoft Corporation. Additional info about Microsoft Corporation can be found here. Microsoft SQL Server 2005 is normally installed in the C:\Program Files (x86)\Microsoft SQL Server\90\Setup Bootstrap folder, however this location may vary a lot depending on the user's option when installing the application. You can uninstall Microsoft SQL Server 2005 by clicking on the Start menu of Windows and pasting the command line C:\Program Files (x86)\Microsoft SQL Server\90\Setup Bootstrap\ARPWrapper.exe. Keep in mind that you might be prompted for administrator rights. Microsoft SQL Server 2005's primary file takes about 2.05 MB (2151264 bytes) and its name is setup.exe.

The executable files below are installed beside Microsoft SQL Server 2005. They take about 2.32 MB (2437664 bytes) on disk.

  • ARPWrapper.exe (207.34 KB)
  • setup.exe (2.05 MB)
  • UACmd.exe (37.84 KB)
  • bpacmd.exe (34.50 KB)

This web page is about Microsoft SQL Server 2005 version 2005 only. You can find below info on other releases of Microsoft SQL Server 2005:

Microsoft SQL Server 2005 has the habit of leaving behind some leftovers.

Folders left behind when you uninstall Microsoft SQL Server 2005:
  • C:\Program Files (x86)\Microsoft SQL Server

The files below were left behind on your disk when you remove Microsoft SQL Server 2005:
  • C:\Program Files (x86)\Microsoft SQL Server Compact Edition\v3.5\sqlceca35.dll
  • C:\Program Files (x86)\Microsoft SQL Server Compact Edition\v3.5\sqlcecompact35.dll
  • C:\Program Files (x86)\Microsoft SQL Server Compact Edition\v3.5\sqlceer35EN.dll
  • C:\Program Files (x86)\Microsoft SQL Server Compact Edition\v3.5\sqlceme35.dll
  • C:\Program Files (x86)\Microsoft SQL Server Compact Edition\v3.5\sqlceoledb35.dll
  • C:\Program Files (x86)\Microsoft SQL Server Compact Edition\v3.5\sqlceqp35.dll
  • C:\Program Files (x86)\Microsoft SQL Server Compact Edition\v3.5\sqlcese35.dll
  • C:\Program Files (x86)\Microsoft SQL Server\80\Tools\Binn\msvcr71.dll
  • C:\Program Files (x86)\Microsoft SQL Server\80\Tools\Binn\Resources\1033\SQLDMO.RLL
  • C:\Program Files (x86)\Microsoft SQL Server\80\Tools\Binn\SQLDMO.DLL
  • C:\Program Files (x86)\Microsoft SQL Server\80\Tools\Binn\SQLDMO80.cnt
  • C:\Program Files (x86)\Microsoft SQL Server\80\Tools\Binn\SQLDMO80.hlp
  • C:\Program Files (x86)\Microsoft SQL Server\90\COM\AXSCPHST90.DLL
  • C:\Program Files (x86)\Microsoft SQL Server\90\COM\DISTRIB.exe
  • C:\Program Files (x86)\Microsoft SQL Server\90\COM\en\Microsoft.SqlServer.Replication.BusinessLogicSupport.xml
  • C:\Program Files (x86)\Microsoft SQL Server\90\COM\instapi.dll
  • C:\Program Files (x86)\Microsoft SQL Server\90\COM\mergetxt.dll
  • C:\Program Files (x86)\Microsoft SQL Server\90\COM\Microsoft.SqlServer.Replication.BusinessLogicSupport.dll
  • C:\Program Files (x86)\Microsoft SQL Server\90\COM\msgprox.dll
  • C:\Program Files (x86)\Microsoft SQL Server\90\COM\rdistcom.dll
  • C:\Program Files (x86)\Microsoft SQL Server\90\COM\replerrx.dll
  • C:\Program Files (x86)\Microsoft SQL Server\90\COM\replisapi.dll
  • C:\Program Files (x86)\Microsoft SQL Server\90\COM\replmerg.exe
  • C:\Program Files (x86)\Microsoft SQL Server\90\COM\replprov.dll
  • C:\Program Files (x86)\Microsoft SQL Server\90\COM\replrec.dll
  • C:\Program Files (x86)\Microsoft SQL Server\90\COM\replsub.dll
  • C:\Program Files (x86)\Microsoft SQL Server\90\COM\replsync.dll
  • C:\Program Files (x86)\Microsoft SQL Server\90\COM\Resources\1033\AXSCPHST90.RLL
  • C:\Program Files (x86)\Microsoft SQL Server\90\COM\Resources\1033\REPLRES.rll
  • C:\Program Files (x86)\Microsoft SQL Server\90\COM\spresolv.dll
  • C:\Program Files (x86)\Microsoft SQL Server\90\COM\sqldistx.dll
  • C:\Program Files (x86)\Microsoft SQL Server\90\COM\sqlmergx.dll
  • C:\Program Files (x86)\Microsoft SQL Server\90\COM\sqlresld90.dll
  • C:\Program Files (x86)\Microsoft SQL Server\90\COM\sqlwep.dll
  • C:\Program Files (x86)\Microsoft SQL Server\90\COM\ssradd.dll
  • C:\Program Files (x86)\Microsoft SQL Server\90\COM\ssravg.dll
  • C:\Program Files (x86)\Microsoft SQL Server\90\COM\ssrdown.dll
  • C:\Program Files (x86)\Microsoft SQL Server\90\COM\ssrmax.dll
  • C:\Program Files (x86)\Microsoft SQL Server\90\COM\ssrmin.dll
  • C:\Program Files (x86)\Microsoft SQL Server\90\COM\ssrpub.dll
  • C:\Program Files (x86)\Microsoft SQL Server\90\COM\ssrup.dll
  • C:\Program Files (x86)\Microsoft SQL Server\90\COM\tablediff.exe
  • C:\Program Files (x86)\Microsoft SQL Server\90\COM\xmlsub.dll
  • C:\Program Files (x86)\Microsoft SQL Server\90\EULA\License_EXPR_ENU.txt
  • C:\Program Files (x86)\Microsoft SQL Server\90\Setup Bootstrap\LOG\Files\SQLSetup0001_NEGARAFAGHI_Core(Local).log
  • C:\Program Files (x86)\Microsoft SQL Server\90\Setup Bootstrap\LOG\Files\SQLSetup0001_NEGARAFAGHI_Core.log
  • C:\Program Files (x86)\Microsoft SQL Server\90\Setup Bootstrap\LOG\Files\SQLSetup0001_NEGARAFAGHI_SCC.log
  • C:\Program Files (x86)\Microsoft SQL Server\90\Setup Bootstrap\LOG\Files\SQLSetup0001_NEGARAFAGHI_SNAC.log
  • C:\Program Files (x86)\Microsoft SQL Server\90\Setup Bootstrap\LOG\Files\SQLSetup0001_NEGARAFAGHI_SQL.log
  • C:\Program Files (x86)\Microsoft SQL Server\90\Setup Bootstrap\LOG\Files\SQLSetup0001_NEGARAFAGHI_SQLNCLI_1.log
  • C:\Program Files (x86)\Microsoft SQL Server\90\Setup Bootstrap\LOG\Files\SQLSetup0001_NEGARAFAGHI_SQLNCLI_2.log
  • C:\Program Files (x86)\Microsoft SQL Server\90\Setup Bootstrap\LOG\Files\SQLSetup0001_NEGARAFAGHI_SQLSupport_1.log
  • C:\Program Files (x86)\Microsoft SQL Server\90\Setup Bootstrap\LOG\Files\SQLSetup0001_NEGARAFAGHI_SQLSupport_2.log
  • C:\Program Files (x86)\Microsoft SQL Server\90\Setup Bootstrap\LOG\Files\SQLSetup0001_NEGARAFAGHI_SqlWriter_1.log
  • C:\Program Files (x86)\Microsoft SQL Server\90\Setup Bootstrap\LOG\Files\SQLSetup0001_NEGARAFAGHI_Support.log
  • C:\Program Files (x86)\Microsoft SQL Server\90\Setup Bootstrap\LOG\Files\SQLSetup0001_NEGARAFAGHI_Tools.log
  • C:\Program Files (x86)\Microsoft SQL Server\90\Setup Bootstrap\LOG\Files\SQLSetup0002_NEGARAFAGHI_Core(Local).log
  • C:\Program Files (x86)\Microsoft SQL Server\90\Setup Bootstrap\LOG\Files\SQLSetup0002_NEGARAFAGHI_SCC.log
  • C:\Program Files (x86)\Microsoft SQL Server\90\Setup Bootstrap\LOG\Files\SQLSetup0002_NEGARAFAGHI_SQLSupport_1.log
  • C:\Program Files (x86)\Microsoft SQL Server\90\Setup Bootstrap\LOG\Files\SQLSetup0002_NEGARAFAGHI_Tools.log
  • C:\Program Files (x86)\Microsoft SQL Server\90\Setup Bootstrap\LOG\Hotfix\HotFix.log
  • C:\Program Files (x86)\Microsoft SQL Server\90\Setup Bootstrap\LOG\Hotfix\SQL9Express_Hotfix_KB2463332_sp_update_user_instance.out
  • C:\Program Files (x86)\Microsoft SQL Server\90\Setup Bootstrap\LOG\Hotfix\SQL9Express_Hotfix_KB2463332_SQLEXPR.EXE\Files\SQLSetup0002_NEGARAFAGHI_Core(Local).log
  • C:\Program Files (x86)\Microsoft SQL Server\90\Setup Bootstrap\LOG\Hotfix\SQL9Express_Hotfix_KB2463332_SQLEXPR.EXE\Files\SQLSetup0002_NEGARAFAGHI_Core.log
  • C:\Program Files (x86)\Microsoft SQL Server\90\Setup Bootstrap\LOG\Hotfix\SQL9Express_Hotfix_KB2463332_SQLEXPR.EXE\Files\SQLSetup0002_NEGARAFAGHI_SCC.log
  • C:\Program Files (x86)\Microsoft SQL Server\90\Setup Bootstrap\LOG\Hotfix\SQL9Express_Hotfix_KB2463332_SQLEXPR.EXE\Files\SQLSetup0002_NEGARAFAGHI_SNAC.log
  • C:\Program Files (x86)\Microsoft SQL Server\90\Setup Bootstrap\LOG\Hotfix\SQL9Express_Hotfix_KB2463332_SQLEXPR.EXE\Files\SQLSetup0002_NEGARAFAGHI_SQL.log
  • C:\Program Files (x86)\Microsoft SQL Server\90\Setup Bootstrap\LOG\Hotfix\SQL9Express_Hotfix_KB2463332_SQLEXPR.EXE\Files\SQLSetup0002_NEGARAFAGHI_SQLNCLI_1.log
  • C:\Program Files (x86)\Microsoft SQL Server\90\Setup Bootstrap\LOG\Hotfix\SQL9Express_Hotfix_KB2463332_SQLEXPR.EXE\Files\SQLSetup0002_NEGARAFAGHI_SQLSupport_1.log
  • C:\Program Files (x86)\Microsoft SQL Server\90\Setup Bootstrap\LOG\Hotfix\SQL9Express_Hotfix_KB2463332_SQLEXPR.EXE\Files\SQLSetup0002_NEGARAFAGHI_SqlWriter_1.log
  • C:\Program Files (x86)\Microsoft SQL Server\90\Setup Bootstrap\LOG\Hotfix\SQL9Express_Hotfix_KB2463332_SQLEXPR.EXE\Files\SQLSetup0002_NEGARAFAGHI_Support.log
  • C:\Program Files (x86)\Microsoft SQL Server\90\Setup Bootstrap\LOG\Hotfix\SQL9Express_Hotfix_KB2463332_SQLEXPR.EXE\Files\SQLSetup0002_NEGARAFAGHI_Tools.log
  • C:\Program Files (x86)\Microsoft SQL Server\90\Setup Bootstrap\LOG\Hotfix\SQL9Express_Hotfix_KB2463332_SQLEXPR.EXE\Summary.txt
  • C:\Program Files (x86)\Microsoft SQL Server\90\Setup Bootstrap\LOG\Hotfix\Summary.txt
  • C:\Program Files (x86)\Microsoft SQL Server\90\Shared\custsat.dll
  • C:\Program Files (x86)\Microsoft SQL Server\90\Shared\dbghelp.dll
  • C:\Program Files (x86)\Microsoft SQL Server\90\Shared\instapi.dll
  • C:\Program Files (x86)\Microsoft SQL Server\90\Shared\isacctchange.dll
  • C:\Program Files (x86)\Microsoft SQL Server\90\Shared\mdf_ndf_dbfiles.ico
  • C:\Program Files (x86)\Microsoft SQL Server\90\Shared\Microsoft.NetEnterpriseServers.ExceptionMessageBox.dll
  • C:\Program Files (x86)\Microsoft SQL Server\90\Shared\Microsoft.SqlSac.Public.dll
  • C:\Program Files (x86)\Microsoft SQL Server\90\Shared\msasxpress.dll
  • C:\Program Files (x86)\Microsoft SQL Server\90\Shared\msxmlsql.dll
  • C:\Program Files (x86)\Microsoft SQL Server\90\Shared\Resources\1033\msxmlsql.rll
  • C:\Program Files (x86)\Microsoft SQL Server\90\Shared\Resources\1033\sbevent.rll
  • C:\Program Files (x86)\Microsoft SQL Server\90\Shared\Resources\1033\sqladevn90.rll
  • C:\Program Files (x86)\Microsoft SQL Server\90\Shared\Resources\1033\sqlmgmprovider.mfl
  • C:\Program Files (x86)\Microsoft SQL Server\90\Shared\SAC.exe
  • C:\Program Files (x86)\Microsoft SQL Server\90\Shared\sqladhlp90.exe
  • C:\Program Files (x86)\Microsoft SQL Server\90\Shared\SqlBoot.dll
  • C:\Program Files (x86)\Microsoft SQL Server\90\Shared\sqlbrowser.exe
  • C:\Program Files (x86)\Microsoft SQL Server\90\Shared\SqlDumper.exe
  • C:\Program Files (x86)\Microsoft SQL Server\90\Shared\sqlftacct.dll
  • C:\Program Files (x86)\Microsoft SQL Server\90\Shared\sqlmgmprovider.dll
  • C:\Program Files (x86)\Microsoft SQL Server\90\Shared\sqlmgmproviderxpsp2up.mof
  • C:\Program Files (x86)\Microsoft SQL Server\90\Shared\SqlProv.exe
  • C:\Program Files (x86)\Microsoft SQL Server\90\Shared\SqlSAC.exe
  • C:\Program Files (x86)\Microsoft SQL Server\90\Shared\sqlsecacctchg.dll
  • C:\Program Files (x86)\Microsoft SQL Server\90\Shared\sqlsqm.exe
  • C:\Program Files (x86)\Microsoft SQL Server\90\Shared\sqlsvcsync.dll

Many times the following registry data will not be removed:
  • HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\Installer\Assemblies\C:|Program Files (x86)|Microsoft SQL Server|90|COM|Microsoft.SqlServer.Replication.BusinessLogicSupport.dll
  • HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\Installer\Assemblies\C:|Program Files (x86)|Microsoft SQL Server|90|COM|tablediff.exe
  • HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\Installer\Assemblies\C:|Program Files (x86)|Microsoft SQL Server|90|Shared|Microsoft.NetEnterpriseServers.ExceptionMessageBox.dll
  • HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\Installer\Assemblies\C:|Program Files (x86)|Microsoft SQL Server|90|Shared|Microsoft.SqlSac.Public.dll
  • HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\Installer\Assemblies\C:|Program Files (x86)|Microsoft SQL Server|90|Shared|SAC.exe
  • HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\Installer\Assemblies\C:|Program Files (x86)|Microsoft SQL Server|90|Shared|SqlProv.exe
  • HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\Installer\Assemblies\C:|Program Files (x86)|Microsoft SQL Server|90|Shared|SqlSAC.exe
  • HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\Installer\Assemblies\C:|Program Files (x86)|Microsoft SQL Server|90|Shared|sqlsqm.exe
  • HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\Installer\Assemblies\C:|Program Files (x86)|Microsoft SQL Server|90|Shared|SqlWtsn.exe
  • HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\Installer\Assemblies\C:|Program Files (x86)|Microsoft SQL Server|MSSQL.1|MSSQL|Binn|sqlaccess.dll
  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Classes\Installer\Products\7DDFFFA258DE09A4C825D59ABECDB9F8
  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Microsoft\Microsoft SQL Server
  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Uninstall\Microsoft SQL Server 2005

Supplementary registry values that are not removed:
  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Classes\Installer\Products\7DDFFFA258DE09A4C825D59ABECDB9F8\ProductName

How to delete Microsoft SQL Server 2005 from your PC with Advanced Uninstaller PRO

Microsoft SQL Server 2005 is a program marketed by Microsoft Corporation. Sometimes, computer users try to uninstall it. Sometimes this is difficult because performing this by hand requires some skill regarding Windows program uninstallation. The best EASY procedure to uninstall Microsoft SQL Server 2005 is to use Advanced Uninstaller PRO. Here are some detailed instructions about how to do this:

1. If you don't have Advanced Uninstaller PRO on your Windows PC, install it. This is good because Advanced Uninstaller PRO is a very potent uninstaller and all around tool to take care of your Windows computer.


2. Start Advanced Uninstaller PRO. Take some time to get familiar with the program's design and wealth of features available. Advanced Uninstaller PRO is a very useful package of utilities.

3. Click on the General Tools button
Go to General Tools

4. Activate the Uninstall Programs tool
Go to Uninstall Programs

5. All the applications installed on the computer will be made available to you

6. Scroll the list of applications until you locate Microsoft SQL Server 2005 or simply activate the Search field and type in "Microsoft SQL Server 2005". The Microsoft SQL Server 2005 program will be found automatically. When you select Microsoft SQL Server 2005 in the list of programs, some information about the program is shown to you:

  • Star rating (in the left lower corner). The star rating tells you the opinion other people have about Microsoft SQL Server 2005, from "Highly recommended" to "Very dangerous".
  • Reviews by other people - Click on the Read reviews button.
  • Details about the application you want to uninstall, by pressing the Properties button.
7. Press the Uninstall button. A confirmation page will show up. Confirm the removal by pressing Uninstall. Advanced Uninstaller PRO will remove Microsoft SQL Server 2005.
Uninstall Microsoft SQL Server 2005

8. After uninstalling Microsoft SQL Server 2005, Advanced Uninstaller PRO will offer to run an additional cleanup. Click Next to perform the cleanup. All the items of Microsoft SQL Server 2005 which have been left behind will be detected and you will be able to delete them. By uninstalling Microsoft SQL Server 2005 using Advanced Uninstaller PRO, you are assured that no registry entries, files or directories are left behind on your disk.

Your computer will remain clean, speedy and able to run without errors or problems.


Geographical user distribution

  • Windows 7 (6.1)
  • Windows XP (5.1)
  • Windows 8.1 (6.3)
  • 10.0
  • Windows Vista (6.0)
  • Windows 8 (6.2)
  • Windows Server 2003 (5.2)
Software Application


This page is not a recommendation to uninstall Microsoft SQL Server 2005 by Microsoft Corporation from your PC, we are not saying that Microsoft SQL Server 2005 by Microsoft Corporation is not a good software application. This text simply contains detailed info on how to uninstall Microsoft SQL Server 2005 in case you decide this is what you want to do. The information above contains registry and disk entries that other software left behind and Advanced Uninstaller PRO discovered and classified as "leftovers" on other users' PCs.

2016-06-18 / Written by Daniel Statescu for Advanced Uninstaller PRO

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Last update on: 2016-06-18 20:37:12.803