Microsoft SQL Server 2005 Microsoft SQL Server 2005

A guide to uninstall Microsoft SQL Server 2005 from your computer

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\80\COM\sqlvdi.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\80\Tools\Binn\sqlvdi.dll
  • C:\Program Files (x86)\Microsoft SQL Server\90\COM\AXSCPHST90.DLL
  • C:\Program Files (x86)\Microsoft SQL Server\90\COM\Resources\1033\AXSCPHST90.RLL
  • 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\EULA\License_EXPR_ENU.txt
  • C:\Program Files (x86)\Microsoft SQL Server\90\Setup Bootstrap\LOG\Files\SQLSetup0001_DESKTOP-KVPUCBE_Core(Local).log
  • C:\Program Files (x86)\Microsoft SQL Server\90\Setup Bootstrap\LOG\Files\SQLSetup0001_DESKTOP-KVPUCBE_Core.log
  • C:\Program Files (x86)\Microsoft SQL Server\90\Setup Bootstrap\LOG\Files\SQLSetup0001_DESKTOP-KVPUCBE_SCC.log
  • C:\Program Files (x86)\Microsoft SQL Server\90\Setup Bootstrap\LOG\Files\SQLSetup0001_DESKTOP-KVPUCBE_SNAC.log
  • C:\Program Files (x86)\Microsoft SQL Server\90\Setup Bootstrap\LOG\Files\SQLSetup0001_DESKTOP-KVPUCBE_SQL.log
  • C:\Program Files (x86)\Microsoft SQL Server\90\Setup Bootstrap\LOG\Files\SQLSetup0001_DESKTOP-KVPUCBE_SQLNCLI_1.log
  • C:\Program Files (x86)\Microsoft SQL Server\90\Setup Bootstrap\LOG\Files\SQLSetup0001_DESKTOP-KVPUCBE_SQLSupport_1.log
  • C:\Program Files (x86)\Microsoft SQL Server\90\Setup Bootstrap\LOG\Files\SQLSetup0001_DESKTOP-KVPUCBE_SqlWriter_1.log
  • C:\Program Files (x86)\Microsoft SQL Server\90\Setup Bootstrap\LOG\Files\SQLSetup0001_DESKTOP-KVPUCBE_Support.log
  • C:\Program Files (x86)\Microsoft SQL Server\90\Setup Bootstrap\LOG\Files\SQLSetup0001_DESKTOP-KVPUCBE_WI.log
  • C:\Program Files (x86)\Microsoft SQL Server\90\Setup Bootstrap\LOG\Files\SQLSetup0002_DESKTOP-KVPUCBE_Core(Local).log
  • C:\Program Files (x86)\Microsoft SQL Server\90\Setup Bootstrap\LOG\Files\SQLSetup0002_DESKTOP-KVPUCBE_Core.log
  • C:\Program Files (x86)\Microsoft SQL Server\90\Setup Bootstrap\LOG\Files\SQLSetup0002_DESKTOP-KVPUCBE_Datastore.xml
  • C:\Program Files (x86)\Microsoft SQL Server\90\Setup Bootstrap\LOG\Files\SQLSetup0002_DESKTOP-KVPUCBE_SCC.log
  • C:\Program Files (x86)\Microsoft SQL Server\90\Setup Bootstrap\LOG\Files\SQLSetup0002_DESKTOP-KVPUCBE_SQL.log
  • C:\Program Files (x86)\Microsoft SQL Server\90\Setup Bootstrap\LOG\Files\SQLSetup0002_DESKTOP-KVPUCBE_SQLNCLI_1.log
  • C:\Program Files (x86)\Microsoft SQL Server\90\Setup Bootstrap\LOG\Files\SQLSetup0002_DESKTOP-KVPUCBE_SQLNCLI_2.log
  • C:\Program Files (x86)\Microsoft SQL Server\90\Setup Bootstrap\LOG\Files\SQLSetup0002_DESKTOP-KVPUCBE_SQLSupport_1.log
  • C:\Program Files (x86)\Microsoft SQL Server\90\Setup Bootstrap\LOG\Files\SQLSetup0002_DESKTOP-KVPUCBE_SQLSupport_2.log
  • C:\Program Files (x86)\Microsoft SQL Server\90\Setup Bootstrap\LOG\Files\SQLSetup0002_DESKTOP-KVPUCBE_SqlWriter_1.log
  • C:\Program Files (x86)\Microsoft SQL Server\90\Setup Bootstrap\LOG\Files\SQLSetup0002_DESKTOP-KVPUCBE_Support.log
  • C:\Program Files (x86)\Microsoft SQL Server\90\Setup Bootstrap\LOG\Files\SQLSetup0003_DESKTOP-KVPUCBE_Core(Patched).log
  • C:\Program Files (x86)\Microsoft SQL Server\90\Setup Bootstrap\LOG\Files\SQLSetup0003_DESKTOP-KVPUCBE_Core.log
  • C:\Program Files (x86)\Microsoft SQL Server\90\Setup Bootstrap\LOG\Files\SQLSetup0003_DESKTOP-KVPUCBE_Datastore.xml
  • C:\Program Files (x86)\Microsoft SQL Server\90\Setup Bootstrap\LOG\Files\SQLSetup0003_DESKTOP-KVPUCBE_SCC.log
  • C:\Program Files (x86)\Microsoft SQL Server\90\Setup Bootstrap\LOG\Files\SQLSetup0003_DESKTOP-KVPUCBE_SQL.log
  • C:\Program Files (x86)\Microsoft SQL Server\90\Setup Bootstrap\LOG\Files\SQLSetup0003_DESKTOP-KVPUCBE_SQLNCLI_1.log
  • C:\Program Files (x86)\Microsoft SQL Server\90\Setup Bootstrap\LOG\Files\SQLSetup0003_DESKTOP-KVPUCBE_SQLSupport_1.log
  • C:\Program Files (x86)\Microsoft SQL Server\90\Setup Bootstrap\LOG\Files\SQLSetup0003_DESKTOP-KVPUCBE_SqlWriter_1.log
  • C:\Program Files (x86)\Microsoft SQL Server\90\Setup Bootstrap\LOG\Files\SQLSetup0003_DESKTOP-KVPUCBE_Support.log
  • C:\Program Files (x86)\Microsoft SQL Server\90\Setup Bootstrap\LOG\Files\SQLSetup0003_DESKTOP-KVPUCBE_WI.log
  • C:\Program Files (x86)\Microsoft SQL Server\90\Setup Bootstrap\LOG\Files\SQLSetup0004_DESKTOP-KVPUCBE_Core(Local).log
  • C:\Program Files (x86)\Microsoft SQL Server\90\Setup Bootstrap\LOG\Files\SQLSetup0004_DESKTOP-KVPUCBE_Core.log
  • C:\Program Files (x86)\Microsoft SQL Server\90\Setup Bootstrap\LOG\Files\SQLSetup0004_DESKTOP-KVPUCBE_Datastore.xml
  • C:\Program Files (x86)\Microsoft SQL Server\90\Setup Bootstrap\LOG\Files\SQLSetup0004_DESKTOP-KVPUCBE_SCC.log
  • C:\Program Files (x86)\Microsoft SQL Server\90\Setup Bootstrap\LOG\Files\SQLSetup0004_DESKTOP-KVPUCBE_SQL.log
  • C:\Program Files (x86)\Microsoft SQL Server\90\Setup Bootstrap\LOG\Files\SQLSetup0004_DESKTOP-KVPUCBE_SQLNCLI_1.log
  • C:\Program Files (x86)\Microsoft SQL Server\90\Setup Bootstrap\LOG\Files\SQLSetup0004_DESKTOP-KVPUCBE_SQLNCLI_2.log
  • C:\Program Files (x86)\Microsoft SQL Server\90\Setup Bootstrap\LOG\Files\SQLSetup0004_DESKTOP-KVPUCBE_SQLSupport_1.log
  • C:\Program Files (x86)\Microsoft SQL Server\90\Setup Bootstrap\LOG\Files\SQLSetup0004_DESKTOP-KVPUCBE_SQLSupport_2.log
  • C:\Program Files (x86)\Microsoft SQL Server\90\Setup Bootstrap\LOG\Files\SQLSetup0004_DESKTOP-KVPUCBE_SqlWriter_1.log
  • C:\Program Files (x86)\Microsoft SQL Server\90\Setup Bootstrap\LOG\Files\SQLSetup0004_DESKTOP-KVPUCBE_Support.log
  • C:\Program Files (x86)\Microsoft SQL Server\90\Setup Bootstrap\LOG\Files\SQLSetup0005_DESKTOP-KVPUCBE_Core(Local).log
  • C:\Program Files (x86)\Microsoft SQL Server\90\Setup Bootstrap\LOG\Files\SQLSetup0005_DESKTOP-KVPUCBE_Core.log
  • C:\Program Files (x86)\Microsoft SQL Server\90\Setup Bootstrap\LOG\Files\SQLSetup0005_DESKTOP-KVPUCBE_Datastore.xml
  • C:\Program Files (x86)\Microsoft SQL Server\90\Setup Bootstrap\LOG\Files\SQLSetup0005_DESKTOP-KVPUCBE_SCC.log
  • C:\Program Files (x86)\Microsoft SQL Server\90\Setup Bootstrap\LOG\Files\SQLSetup0005_DESKTOP-KVPUCBE_SQL.log
  • C:\Program Files (x86)\Microsoft SQL Server\90\Setup Bootstrap\LOG\Files\SQLSetup0005_DESKTOP-KVPUCBE_SQLNCLI_1.log
  • C:\Program Files (x86)\Microsoft SQL Server\90\Setup Bootstrap\LOG\Files\SQLSetup0005_DESKTOP-KVPUCBE_SQLNCLI_2.log
  • C:\Program Files (x86)\Microsoft SQL Server\90\Setup Bootstrap\LOG\Files\SQLSetup0005_DESKTOP-KVPUCBE_SQLSupport_1.log
  • C:\Program Files (x86)\Microsoft SQL Server\90\Setup Bootstrap\LOG\Files\SQLSetup0005_DESKTOP-KVPUCBE_SQLSupport_2.log
  • C:\Program Files (x86)\Microsoft SQL Server\90\Setup Bootstrap\LOG\Files\SQLSetup0005_DESKTOP-KVPUCBE_SqlWriter_1.log
  • C:\Program Files (x86)\Microsoft SQL Server\90\Setup Bootstrap\LOG\Files\SQLSetup0005_DESKTOP-KVPUCBE_Support.log
  • C:\Program Files (x86)\Microsoft SQL Server\90\Setup Bootstrap\LOG\Files\SQLSetup0006_DESKTOP-KVPUCBE_Core(Local).log
  • C:\Program Files (x86)\Microsoft SQL Server\90\Setup Bootstrap\LOG\Files\SQLSetup0006_DESKTOP-KVPUCBE_SCC.log
  • C:\Program Files (x86)\Microsoft SQL Server\90\Setup Bootstrap\LOG\Files\SQLSetup0006_DESKTOP-KVPUCBE_SQL.log
  • C:\Program Files (x86)\Microsoft SQL Server\90\Setup Bootstrap\LOG\Files\SQLSetup0006_DESKTOP-KVPUCBE_SQLSupport_1.log
  • C:\Program Files (x86)\Microsoft SQL Server\90\Setup Bootstrap\LOG\Files\SQLSetup0006_DESKTOP-KVPUCBE_SqlWriter_1.log
  • C:\Program Files (x86)\Microsoft SQL Server\90\Setup Bootstrap\LOG\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
  • C:\Program Files (x86)\Microsoft SQL Server\90\Shared\SqlWtsn.exe
  • C:\Program Files (x86)\Microsoft SQL Server\90\Shared\svrenumapi.dll
  • C:\Program Files (x86)\Microsoft SQL Server\90\Shared\transaction_logfile.ico

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|SDK|Assemblies|Microsoft.ExceptionMessageBox.dll
  • HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\Installer\Assemblies\C:|Program Files (x86)|Microsoft SQL Server|90|SDK|Assemblies|Microsoft.SqlServer.ConnectionInfo.dll
  • HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\Installer\Assemblies\C:|Program Files (x86)|Microsoft SQL Server|90|SDK|Assemblies|Microsoft.SqlServer.RegSvrEnum.dll
  • HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\Installer\Assemblies\C:|Program Files (x86)|Microsoft SQL Server|90|SDK|Assemblies|Microsoft.SqlServer.Replication.dll
  • HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\Installer\Assemblies\C:|Program Files (x86)|Microsoft SQL Server|90|SDK|Assemblies|Microsoft.SqlServer.Rmo.dll
  • HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\Installer\Assemblies\C:|Program Files (x86)|Microsoft SQL Server|90|SDK|Assemblies|Microsoft.SqlServer.ServiceBrokerEnum.dll
  • HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\Installer\Assemblies\C:|Program Files (x86)|Microsoft SQL Server|90|SDK|Assemblies|Microsoft.SqlServer.Smo.dll
  • HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\Installer\Assemblies\C:|Program Files (x86)|Microsoft SQL Server|90|SDK|Assemblies|Microsoft.SqlServer.SmoEnum.dll
  • HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\Installer\Assemblies\C:|Program Files (x86)|Microsoft SQL Server|90|SDK|Assemblies|Microsoft.SqlServer.SqlEnum.dll
  • HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\Installer\Assemblies\C:|Program Files (x86)|Microsoft SQL Server|90|SDK|Assemblies|Microsoft.SqlServer.SString.dll
  • HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\Installer\Assemblies\C:|Program Files (x86)|Microsoft SQL Server|90|SDK|Assemblies|Microsoft.SqlServer.WmiEnum.dll
  • 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.2|MSSQL|Binn|sqlaccess.dll
  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Microsoft\Microsoft SQL Server
  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Uninstall\Microsoft SQL Server 2005

How to uninstall Microsoft SQL Server 2005 from your computer using Advanced Uninstaller PRO

Microsoft SQL Server 2005 is a program by Microsoft Corporation. Sometimes, people decide to uninstall this program. This can be difficult because removing this by hand requires some experience regarding Windows program uninstallation. One of the best SIMPLE action to uninstall Microsoft SQL Server 2005 is to use Advanced Uninstaller PRO. Take the following steps on how to do this:

1. If you don't have Advanced Uninstaller PRO already installed on your Windows PC, install it. This is a good step because Advanced Uninstaller PRO is the best uninstaller and all around utility to take care of your Windows system.


  • go to Download Link
  • download the setup by pressing the green DOWNLOAD button
  • set up Advanced Uninstaller PRO
2. Start Advanced Uninstaller PRO. Take some time to get familiar with Advanced Uninstaller PRO's interface and wealth of features available. Advanced Uninstaller PRO is a very useful program.

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

4. Press the Uninstall Programs button
Go to Uninstall Programs

5. A list of the applications installed on the computer will be shown to you

6. Navigate the list of applications until you find Microsoft SQL Server 2005 or simply click the Search field and type in "Microsoft SQL Server 2005". The Microsoft SQL Server 2005 app will be found very quickly. After you select Microsoft SQL Server 2005 in the list of apps, some information about the application is made available to you:

  • Safety rating (in the lower left corner). This tells you the opinion other people have about Microsoft SQL Server 2005, from "Highly recommended" to "Very dangerous".
  • Opinions by other people - Click on the Read reviews button.
  • Technical information about the application you want to uninstall, by pressing the Properties button.
7. Press the Uninstall button. A confirmation window will appear. Confirm the uninstall by pressing Uninstall. Advanced Uninstaller PRO will then remove Microsoft SQL Server 2005.
Uninstall Microsoft SQL Server 2005

8. After uninstalling Microsoft SQL Server 2005, Advanced Uninstaller PRO will offer to run a cleanup. Press Next to perform the cleanup. All the items of Microsoft SQL Server 2005 that have been left behind will be found and you will be asked if you want to delete them. By uninstalling Microsoft SQL Server 2005 using Advanced Uninstaller PRO, you are assured that no registry entries, files or folders are left behind on your computer.

Your PC will remain clean, speedy and ready to take on new tasks.

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


The text above is not a piece of advice to remove Microsoft SQL Server 2005 by Microsoft Corporation from your PC, nor are we saying that Microsoft SQL Server 2005 by Microsoft Corporation is not a good application. This text simply contains detailed info on how to remove Microsoft SQL Server 2005 in case you decide this is what you want to do. Here you can find registry and disk entries that other software left behind and Advanced Uninstaller PRO discovered and classified as "leftovers" on other users' computers.

2016-06-18 / Written by Andreea Kartman for Advanced Uninstaller PRO

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