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256986 Description of the Microsoft Windows registry
When you uninstall any one of the following products, registry keys that Microsoft Visual Studio 2005 requires may be removed:
SQL Server Management Studio Express (SSMSE) Community Technical Preview
Microsoft SQL Server 2005 Express Edition with Advanced Services Community Technical Preview if you selected SSMSE as part of the installation
Microsoft SQL Server 2005 Express Edition Toolkit Community Technical Preview if you selected SSMSE as part of the installation
You may receive the following error message when you try to use Visual Studio 2005 to connect to a remote instance of Microsoft SQL Server and then create a database diagram:
Class not Registered
Additionally, Visual Studio 2005 may stop responding.
This issue occurs because SSMSE removes some registry keys that Visual Studio requires during the uninstallation process.
To resolve this issue, you must repair the registry. To do this, 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 risk.
Download the KB917635.exe package from the Microsoft Download Center. To do this, visit the following Microsoft Web site: