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Remove DPM Server when Database is no longer available RRS feed

  • Question

  • Hi,

    I've got a DPM Server where the database got deleted. Now I want to uninstall the dpm too but it throws an error that the database is not available

    "An invalid SQL Server instance was specified. (ID: 4308)

    Specify a valid instance of SQL Server."

    How can I force the removal of DPM? Reinstalling the machine is unfortunately no option. 

    Tuesday, May 8, 2018 11:31 AM

Answers

  • Hi,

    Okay I understand.

    • You will have to remove registry keys (this will allow you to get rid of the software from the Programs and Features menu in the Control Panel. (See this article on how to do it, it's old but the registry keys are the same)

    You will have to stop the DPM services, they are located here in the registry:

    HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Services

    To delete a service from the command line: 

    sc delete ServiceName

    Delete the content under:

    • C:\Program Files\Microsoft System Center 2016\

    (This is if you installed DPM to the default location).

    Kind regards,
    Leon


    Blog: https://thesystemcenterblog.com  LinkedIn:   



    • Edited by Leon Laude Thursday, May 17, 2018 9:27 AM
    • Marked as answer by de.Marcel Wednesday, May 23, 2018 9:37 AM
    Thursday, May 17, 2018 9:27 AM

All replies

  • Hi,

    • What version and build of DPM are you using?
    • How are you trying to uninstall DPM?

    Is there any possibility to restore the database just so that you could cleanly uninstall DPM?


    Kind regards,
    Leon


    Blog: https://thesystemcenterblog.com  LinkedIn:   

    Sunday, May 13, 2018 3:15 PM
  • I'm using DPM 2016 - build 5.0.158.0.

    I've tried running the installer and over Uninstall from Programs and Features. 

    The Database was compleatly lost, there were no backups as I was right in deployment. 

    Monday, May 14, 2018 1:21 PM
  • Hi,

    Okay, that's unfortunate indeed. What is to become of the DPM server? I mean a simple format & reinstall would maybe be the easiest way here.

    Otherwise you might have to go manually deleting objects from the Windows registry, folders & files.

    Kind regards,
    Leon


    Blog: https://thesystemcenterblog.com  LinkedIn:   

    Monday, May 14, 2018 1:24 PM
  • Hi,

    just noticed my reply was not posted...

    The installation was done on one of our storage servers. As there are already files and other backups running on there a resinstall is not possible. 

    Do you have an overview what I may have to remove? Can't find much to this. 

    Thursday, May 17, 2018 8:47 AM
  • Hi,

    Okay I understand.

    • You will have to remove registry keys (this will allow you to get rid of the software from the Programs and Features menu in the Control Panel. (See this article on how to do it, it's old but the registry keys are the same)

    You will have to stop the DPM services, they are located here in the registry:

    HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Services

    To delete a service from the command line: 

    sc delete ServiceName

    Delete the content under:

    • C:\Program Files\Microsoft System Center 2016\

    (This is if you installed DPM to the default location).

    Kind regards,
    Leon


    Blog: https://thesystemcenterblog.com  LinkedIn:   



    • Edited by Leon Laude Thursday, May 17, 2018 9:27 AM
    • Marked as answer by de.Marcel Wednesday, May 23, 2018 9:37 AM
    Thursday, May 17, 2018 9:27 AM
  • Thanks a lot! Really appreciate the help. 

    Wednesday, May 23, 2018 9:38 AM