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I have installed SQL Server 2008 R2 Developer Edition with Management Tools - Full that includes Visual Studio 2008 shell. I want to rid it out because it hampers my work with Visual Studio 2010.

How can I do that? I need to leave Management Tools - Basic and remove Management Tools - Full.

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Run setup (or select 'change' in add/remove programs) and de-select everything but the management tools. Perhaps this isn't working properly if you're not logged into a user with local admin rights?

As documented here - there may be a special case mentioned that matches your environment.

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Setup allows only to add new components, not to remove. See my updated post –  abatishchev Aug 16 '10 at 14:50

Check out this Microsoft KB article and see the bottom part on manually uninstalling components of SQL Server if thats what you are after

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