How to manually remove SharePoint Portal Server 2003

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For a Microsoft SharePoint Portal Server 2001 version of this article, see 295704.

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INTRODUCTION

This step-by-step article describes how to manually remove Microsoft Office SharePoint Portal Server 2003.

Removing SharePoint Portal Server 2003 does not also remove Microsoft Windows SharePoint Services, Microsoft SQL Server Desktop Engine 2000 (if it is installed), or the component for backward-compatible document libraries (if it is installed) from the server. To fully remove SharePoint Portal Server 2003, you must remove the following components, in the order that they are presented:
  • SharePoint Portal Server 2003
  • Windows SharePoint Services
  • MSDE (if it is installed)
Note For more information about how to remove the component for backward-compatible document libraries, see the Microsoft Office SharePoint Portal Server 2003 Administration Guide.

Manually remove SharePoint Portal Server 2003

To manually remove SharePoint Portal Server 2003, follow these steps:
  1. Use the Add or Remove Programs tool to remove SharePoint Portal Server 2003. To do so, follow these steps:
    1. Click Start, point to Control Panel, and then click Add or Remove Programs.
    2. In the list of currently installed programs, click Microsoft Office SharePoint Portal Server 2003, and then click Change.
    3. Click Next.
    4. Click Remove the server components of Microsoft Office SharePoint Portal Server 2003, and then click Next.
    5. When you are prompted to confirm that you want to remove SharePoint Portal Server 2003, click Yes.
    6. Click OK when you receive the message that states that SharePoint Portal Server 2003 is removed.
  2. Use the Add or Remove Programs tool to remove Windows SharePoint Services. To do so, follow these steps:
    1. In the list of currently installed programs in the Add or Remove Programs dialog box, click Microsoft Windows SharePoint Services 2.0, and then click Remove.
    2. When you are prompted to confirm that you want to remove Windows SharePoint Services, click Yes.
  3. Use the Add or Remove Programs tool to remove MSDE (if it is installed). To do so, follow these steps:
    1. In the list of currently installed programs in the Add or Remove Programs dialog box, click Microsoft SQL Server Desktop Engine 2000, and then click Remove.
    2. When you are prompted to confirm that you want to remove MSDE, click Yes.
  4. Manually delete the following folder on the hard disk, if it was not removed in step 1, where Drive is the drive where SharePoint Portal Server 2003 is installed:
    Drive:\Program Files\SharePoint Portal Server
  5. Do one of the following, as appropriate to your situation:
    • If you installed SharePoint Portal Server 2003 with MSDE, delete the following folder on the server, where Drive is the drive where MSDE is installed:
      Drive:\Program Files\Microsoft SQL Server\MSSQL$SHAREPOINT
    • If you installed SharePoint Portal Server 2003 with Microsoft SQL Server 2000, follow these steps:
      1. In SQL Server Enterprise Manager, remove the following databases that are associated with SharePoint Portal Server 2003:
        • SiteName _PROF
        • SiteName _SITE
        • SiteName _SERV
        • The SharePoint Portal Server 2003 configuration database. By default, this database is named SPS_Config_db.
      2. In SQL Server Enterprise Manager, remove all jobs (if any exist) for the SQL Server instance of SharePoint Portal Server 2003. The jobs are named SiteName_SERV Subscription Cleanup.
  6. Remove any Web sites and application pools that were used by SharePoint Portal Server 2003. To do so, follow these steps:
    1. Click Start, point to Administrative Tools, and then click Internet Information Services (IIS) Manager.
    2. Expand ServerName, expand Web Sites, right-click the Web site that was used by SharePoint Portal Server 2003 (for example, right-click Default Web Site), and then click Properties.
    3. Click the Home Directory tab.
    4. In the Application Settings area, in the Application pool box, click DefaultAppPool, and then click OK.
    5. If you created additional Web sites for use with SharePoint Portal Server 2003, delete these Web sites.

      To do so, right-click the Web site that you want to delete, and then click Delete. After you delete the Web site, start Microsoft Windows Explorer, locate, and then delete the folder that stores the content for the Web site that you deleted.
    6. Delete the application pools that were used by SharePoint Portal Server.

      For example, delete the CentralAdminAppPool, MSSharePointPortalAppPool, and SharePointDMAppPool application pools (if they exist). To do so, expand Application Pools, right-click the application pool that you want to delete, and then click Delete. Click Yes when you are prompted to confirm the deletion.
  7. Delete the following registry keys:
    • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Microsoft\SharePoint Portal Server
    • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Microsoft\SPSSearch
    To do so, follow these steps.

    Warning If you use Registry Editor incorrectly, you may cause serious problems that may require you to reinstall your operating system. Microsoft cannot guarantee that you can solve problems that result from using Registry Editor incorrectly. Use Registry Editor at your own risk.
    1. Click Start, and then click Run.
    2. In the Open box, type regedit, and then click OK.
    3. Locate, and then click the following registry key:
      HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Microsoft\SharePoint Portal Server
    4. On the Edit menu, click Delete.
    5. Click Yes when you are prompted to confirm the deletion.
    6. Locate, and then click the following registry key:
      HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Microsoft\SPSSearch
    7. On the Edit menu, click Delete.
    8. Click Yes when you are prompted to confirm the deletion.
  8. Restart the server.

REFERENCES

For more information about how to remove SharePoint Portal Server 2003 and how to remove the component for backward-compatible document libraries, see the "Uninstalling the Installation" topic in the "Installation" section of the Microsoft Office SharePoint Portal Server 2003 Administration Guide.

For more information about how to deploy, manage, and configure SharePoint Portal Server 2003, see the Microsoft Office SharePoint Portal Server 2003 Administration Guide.

The Microsoft Office SharePoint Portal Server 2003 Administration Guide (Administrator's Help.chm) is located in the Docs folder in the root of the SharePoint Portal Server 2003 CD-ROM.

For more information about SharePoint Portal Server, visit the following Microsoft Web site:
http://www.microsoft.com/PRODUCTS/info/product.aspx?view=22&pcid=2f7ba03d-1762-4ae9-b059-23aa198c08fb

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Article ID: 830326 - Last Review: January 9, 2006 - Revision: 1.7
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