Uninstall Office SharePoint Server 2007

Updated: April 9, 2009

Applies To: Office SharePoint Server 2007

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Topic Last Modified: 2009-04-10

You can remove Microsoft Office SharePoint Server 2007 by uninstalling it. Uninstalling removes most files and subfolders located in the installation folders. Microsoft SQL Server databases are detached, but are not removed completely from the database server. When you remove Office SharePoint Server 2007, all user data is left in the database files. If any language template packs have been installed on the server, you should uninstall them before you complete the procedure to uninstall Office SharePoint Server 2007.

Membership in Farm Administrators group or the Administrators group on the local server computer is the minimum required to complete this procedure.

Use this procedure to uninstall Office SharePoint Server 2007 after you remove the server.

Uninstall Office SharePoint Server 2007
  1. On the computer that runs Office SharePoint Server 2007, log on as a local or domain administrator.

  2. Click Start, point to Control Panel, and then click Add or Remove Programs.

  3. In the Add or Remove Programs dialog box, click Microsoft Office SharePoint Server 2007.

  4. Click Change.

  5. On the Welcome to the Microsoft Office SharePoint Server 2007 Setup Wizard page, click Next.

  6. On the Change your installation of Microsoft Office SharePoint Server 2007 Options page, click Remove, and then click Continue. A confirmation message appears.

  7. Click Yes to remove Office SharePoint Server 2007. A warning message appears.

  8. Click OK to continue. A confirmation message appears.

  9. Click OK.

If you did not remove the language template packs before you uninstalled and then reinstalled Office SharePoint Server 2007, you must run Repair for each language template pack on the server. After the repair operation is complete, you must restart the server. Finally, complete the language template pack configuration by running the SharePoint Products and Technologies Configuration Wizard.