Thursday, October 11, 2012 7:16 PM
I've run into a bit of a disk space problem so need to uninstall some unnecessary programs. Does "Microsoft SQL Server 2008 Setup Support Files" fall into this category? Are these files needed to suport Setup (e.g. installation) of SQL Server 2008 on a particular machine?
What would be the effect of uninstalling them?
Thursday, October 11, 2012 7:30 PMModerator
You may try to uninstall it but probably you will receive a warning (warning 26003) specifying that some products depend on it, and will give you a list of those products.
Hope this helps.
- Edited by Alberto MorilloMVP, Moderator Thursday, October 11, 2012 7:31 PM
Friday, October 12, 2012 8:05 AMModerator
First, I want to inform that some other SQL Server components depend on SQL Server 2008 Setup Support Files, and I suggest keeping SQL Server 2008 Setup Support Files. To fix the disk space limited issue, we can move the database to other disk. For more detail information, please refer to the following documents:
How to use Detach and Attach functions to move SQL Server databases:
We can also refer to the steps on the following document to delete unwanted files:
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- Marked As Answer by MichaelJohnson Friday, October 12, 2012 11:49 AM
Friday, October 12, 2012 11:56 AMThank you. I was not entirely certain what "Setup" meant in SQL Server 2008 Setup Support Files. It's clearer now that these are not left over installation files.