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How to uninstall Windows Azure SDK?!?!

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  • Hi.

    I have installed latest Windows Azure SDK but it was destroyed my system. :-(

    In particular SQL Server express 2008 R2 is no longer able to start.

    Also - Windows Search is failing and now able to start.

    Please help - describe how to remove that sh... that SDK?

    Regards,
    Dmitry.


    WBR, Dmitry.

    Tuesday, June 19, 2012 11:14 AM

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  • sorry, there was a typo - "Windows Search is failing and now able to start" => Windows Search is failing and not able to start

    WBR, Dmitry.

    Tuesday, June 19, 2012 11:15 AM
  • HI,

    Go to Control panel > programs and features > Search for "Windows azure SDK" > Choose "Remove"

    It will uninstall the SDK.

    Hope it helps

    Regards,

    Vijay.

    Tuesday, June 19, 2012 11:17 AM
  • You can uninstall everything with Azure keyword in it not only the SDK from the "Control Panel -> Add remove programs."

    Will be helpful to check event log to find the exact culprit. Do windows+R and type "evenvwr". Check logs to see why SQL Server 2008 R2 or Windows Search is failing. May help sometimes.

    -Phani

    AllThingsAzure.com


    Technical Architect | BrainScale Consulting

    Tuesday, June 19, 2012 11:25 AM
  • HI,

    Go to Control panel > programs and features > Search for "Windows azure SDK" > Choose "Remove"

    It will uninstall the SDK.

    Hope it helps

    Regards,

    Vijay.

    It seems you were never dealt with Azure SDKs. Or at least - never dealt with a latest Azure SDK.

    There are lot of separate components in a list of installed applications, most of them even do not have any hint to the "azure" in its name.


    WBR, Dmitry.

    Tuesday, June 19, 2012 12:05 PM
  • You can uninstall everything with Azure keyword in it not only the SDK from the "Control Panel -> Add remove programs."

    Will be helpful to check event log to find the exact culprit. Do windows+R and type "evenvwr". Check logs to see why SQL Server 2008 R2 or Windows Search is failing. May help sometimes.

    -Phani

    AllThingsAzure.com


    Technical Architect | BrainScale Consulting

    Ha-ha... (sorry for some sarcasm)

    If only EventViewer could be helpful in such cases! :-\ In 90% cases I had seen EventViewer is simply showing the same error message as the failing component in OS GUI - nothing more.

    For example - here is error messages from EventViewer:

    The Windows Search service terminated with service-specific error %%-2147217025. [...] The Windows Search service terminated unexpectedly. It has done this 22 time(s). [...] The Windows Search Service cannot open the Jet property store.

    Could you really see anything useful from such error message?!

    Most of answers were like this - "run sfc /scannow" (was not helped), "reinstall Windows Search" (was not helped), or such - nobody even looking on a messages from EventViewer and of course nobody could explain what the hell that error messages means at all?! And how to fix such stupid problem?

    Regards,
    Dmitry.


    WBR, Dmitry.

    Tuesday, June 19, 2012 12:12 PM
  • Hi Dmitry,

    You can find a list of all components which are installed from http://www.microsoft.com/en-us/download/details.aspx?id=29988 . Core components are listed on the top of page and you can find other components under "Instructions" heading. It depends whether you had Visual Studio 2012 or Visual Studio 2010. Visual Studio 2012 comes with localdb; therefore, you don't have to uninstall localdb in case of Visual Studio 2012.


    Saad Nawaz
    SDET
    Windows Azure Tools for Microsoft Visual Studio

    This posting is provided "AS IS" with no warranties, and confers no rights.

    Tuesday, June 19, 2012 5:53 PM