Cannot uninstall Trial Systems Center Essential 2007 (SCE) RRS feed

  • Question

  • We trial System Center Essentials 2007 and determined that it would not meet our needs but Operations Manager would.  Therefore, we tried to uninstall SCE but the trial had expired and now it will not let us remove it.  Therefore, we tried disabling it, unfortunately, disabling it also disables other instances of SQL Server 2005.  We then tried installing Operations Manager but it will not install because it is aware that another SC is already running (SCE 2007).


    Can someone provide guidance and/or a MSKB article on how to get rid of SCE 2007 trial edition after the trial has expired.  This software is causing major problems to our infrastructure resulting in Automatic Updates being turned on on critical servers thus resulting in 3am reboots for updates, etc.  This is a mission critical system down situation that Microsoft refuses to provide support for since it is a "trial".  Funny thing is we are a multi-thousand CAL license on a variety of MS products and I am dumbfounded and speechless as to Microsoft's approach towards not providing support to a valued customer on a trial.


    Please, someone, we need to get SCE 2007 off of our servers ASAP.



    Eric A


    Monday, December 1, 2008 5:06 PM