Uninstall MOSS 2007

19 Apr

It seems to be pretty common for people to get stumped in trying to remove their SharePoint Server 2007 installation. 

This is in no small part due to the fact that the uninstaller simply quits without any message unless you ensure a few things ahead of time.

1.  Remove Server From Farm

In Central Admin, Operations tab, Server in farm — Remove server.  You’ll probably get an error message after you click remove, since the server isn’t able to render the page anymore.

2.  Remove Databases

Content DB, Config, Search, SSP, Etc.

3.  Remove Web Applications

Use the IIS Management Console, remove all web applications related to the MOSS site.

Now you can remove MOSS via add/remove programs.

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