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Windows Internal Database is not listed in the Add or Remove Programs tool and is not removed when you remove Windows SharePoint Services 3.0 from the computer

SYMPTOMS
Consider the following scenario. You deploy a single-server configuration of Microsoft Windows SharePoint Services 3.0 by using the Basic installation option. After Windows SharePoint Services 3.0 is successfully installed on the computer, you open the Add or Remove Programs tool. You notice that Microsoft Windows Internal Database does not appear in the list of currently installed programs even though it is installed on the computer.

Later, you remove Windows SharePoint Services 3.0 from the computer. However, Windows Internal Database is still installed on the computer. You cannot use the Add or Remove Programs tool to remove Windows Internal Database from the computer because it does not appear in the list of currently installed programs.

Note Windows Internal Database is also referenced as Embedded Edition (Windows).
CAUSE
When you deploy Windows SharePoint Services 3.0 in a single-server configuration by using the Basic installation option, the Setup program automatically installs and configures Windows Internal Database. However, an entry for Windows Internal Database is not created in the Add or Remove Programs tool. If you remove Windows SharePoint Services 3.0, the Setup program does not automatically remove Windows Internal Database from the computer. You must use the msiexec.exe command to remove Windows Internal Database from the computer.
RESOLUTION
Use the msiexec.exe command to remove Windows Internal Database from the computer. To do this, use one of the following procedures, as appropriate for your situation:
  • If you are running an x86-based edition of Microsoft Windows Server 2003, use the following command line to remove Windows Internal Database from the computer:
    msiexec /x {CEB5780F-1A70-44A9-850F-DE6C4F6AA8FB} CALLERID=ocsetup.exe
  • If you are running an x64-based edition of Windows Server 2003, use the following command line to remove Windows Internal Database from the computer:
    msiexec /x {BDD79957-5801-4A2D-B09E-852E7FA64D01} CALLERID=ocsetup.exe
MORE INFORMATION
When you use the Basic installation option to deploy a single-server configuration of Windows SharePoint Services 3.0, Windows Internal Database is used to create the configuration database and the content database.
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Article ID: 920277 - Last Review: 05/14/2007 21:50:26 - Revision: 2.2

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