Article ID: 919945 - View products that this article applies to.
Bug #: 408947 (SQLBUDT)
When you uninstall Microsoft SQL Server 2005, you receive the following error message:
This problem occurs when you perform the following operations before you uninstall SQL Server 2005:
The setup has encountered an unexpected error while Setting Internal Properties. The error is: Fatal error during installation.
This problem occurs because the SQL Server user groups do not match the corresponding security IDs in the Windows registry.
SQL Server 2005 requires that the SQL Server user groups match the corresponding security IDs in the Windows registry to successfully install or uninstall SQL Server 2005.
To work around this problem, follow these steps:
Microsoft has confirmed that this is a problem in the Microsoft products that are listed in the "Applies to" section.
Article ID: 919945 - Last Review: August 3, 2006 - Revision: 2.1