When you use the Add or Remove Programs item in Control Panel to uninstall a security update for Microsoft SQL Server 2000 and for Microsoft SQL Server 2000 Desktop Engine (also known as MSDE 2000), Microsoft SQL Server 2000 Desktop Engine (Windows) (WMSDE) is uninstalled.
This problem occurs when you uninstall the security update for SQL Server 2000 GDR and for MSDE 2000 that is dated February 10, 2009. For more information about this security update, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
960082 MS09-004: Description of the security update for SQL Server 2000 GDR and MSDE 2000: February 10, 2009
Microsoft has confirmed that this is a problem in the Microsoft products that are listed in the "Applies to" section.
Article ID: 967093 - Last Review: Feb 10, 2009 - Revision: 1