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Error message when you open SQL Server Enterprise Manager after you uninstall the SQL Server 2005 Backward Compatibility Components: "Snap-in failed to initialize"
Article ID: 914157 - View products that this article applies to.
Consider the following scenario. You install the Microsoft SQL Server 2005 Backward Compatibility Components on a computer where SQL Server 2000 is installed. If you uninstall the SQL Server 2005 Backward Compatibility Components from the computer and then try to open SQL Server Enterprise Manager, you receive the following error message:
Snap-in failed to initialize.
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This problem occurs because the following changes are made to the system after you uninstall the SQL Server 2005 Backward Compatibility Components:
To work around this problem, use one of the following methods.
Method 2Important This section, method, or task contains steps that tell you how to modify the registry. However, serious problems might occur if you modify the registry incorrectly. Therefore, make sure that you follow these steps carefully. For added protection, back up the registry before you modify it. Then, you can restore the registry if a problem occurs. For more information about how to back up and restore the registry, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
(http://support.microsoft.com/kb/322756/ )How to back up and restore the registry in Windows
Microsoft has confirmed that this is a problem in the Microsoft products that are listed in the "Applies to" section.
The SQL Server 2005 Backward Compatibility Components package includes the latest versions of the Data Transformation Services (DTS) 2000 runtime, SQL-DMO, Decision Support Objects (DSO), and SQL Virtual Device Interface (SQLVDI). These versions have been updated for compatibility with SQL Server 2005 and include all fixes through SQL Server 2000 Service Pack 4 (SP4).
Article ID: 914157 - Last Review: November 2, 2007 - Revision: 1.4