This article contains information about how to modify the registry. Make sure to back up the registry before you modify it. Make sure that you know how to restore the registry if a problem occurs. For more information about how to back up, restore, and modify the registry, see the following article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
256986 Description of the Microsoft Windows registry
This article describes how to completely remove Microsoft
Office Small Business Accounting and Microsoft SQL Server Desktop Engine
To remove Small Business Accounting and MSDE, follow these steps. Warning
Serious problems might occur if you modify the registry
incorrectly by using Registry Editor or by using another method. These problems
might require that you reinstall your operating system. Microsoft cannot
guarantee that these problems can be solved. Modify the registry at your own
- Create a backup of your company, and then save the backup to a location
outside the Small Business Accounting folders.
- Quit all programs.
- Click Start, click Run,
type appwiz.cpl in the Open box, and
then click OK to start the Add or Remove
- Select Microsoft Office Small Business
Accounting 2006 , and then click
- Select Microsoft SQL Server Desktop Engine
(MICROSOFTSMLBIZ), and then click Remove.
- Locate the C:\Program Files folder, and
then try to locate the Microsoft Small Business folder. Typically, this folder does
not exist after you remove the program in step 4. However, if the
folder still exists, right-click the folder, and then click Delete.
- Locate the C:\Program Files\Microsoft SQL
Server folder, and then locate the MSSQL$MICROSOFTSMLBIZ folder. Then, use only one of the following procedures:
Note To see whether SQL Server is used for other programs, double-click Administrative Tools in Control Panel, and then double-click Services. Scroll through the list of services, and then locate any service that starts with the letters MSSQL. If the only service that starts with those letters is MSSQL$MICROSOFTSMLBIZ, you are using SQL Server only for Small Business Accounting. If any other MSSQL services are listed, SQL Server is used for other programs.
- If you use Microsoft SQL Server only for Small Business Accounting, right-click the
Microsoft SQL Server folder, and then click
- If you use SQL Server for other programs,
right-click the MSSQL$MICROSOFTSMLBIZ folder, and then click
- Locate the C:\Documents and Settings\All
Users\Shared Documents folder, and then delete the Shared
- Locate the C:\Documents and Settings\user's
name\My Documents, and then delete the Small Business
Accounting folder and the Microsoft Small Business
Accounting folder. (These folders may not exist. However, if these folders do
exist, delete these folders.) You may have to repeat step 9 for each user name.
- Click Start, click Run,
type Regedit, and then click OK to start Registry Editor.
- Locate the HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Microsoft SQL
- Note If you do not know whether you use SQL Server for programs other than Small Business Accounting, go to the note in step 7, and then return to step 12.
Use only one of the following procedures:
- If you use SQL Server only for Small Business Accounting, right-click the
Microsoft SQL Server subkey, and then click
Delete. Then, locate the HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\MSSQLServer key,
and then click Delete.
- If you use SQL Server for other programs, expand
the Microsoft SQL Server subkey, right-click the
MICROSOFTSMLBIZ subkey, and then click
- Close all windows, and then restart the workstation.
Article ID: 897877 - Last Review: October 23, 2007 - Revision: 1.4
- Microsoft Office Small Business Accounting 2006
- Microsoft Office Small Business Management Edition 2006
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