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I am trying to uninstall my default instance of SQL Server 2005 from my Windows 7 machine but having a few problems. Everything uninstalls as it should using Add/Remove programs but for some reason I am still left with the SQL Server Reporting Services (MSSQLSERVER) service installed and have no way of getting rid of it.

I have tried to reinstall SQL Server 2005 and uninstall, followed the following Microsoft kb article which uses the ARPWrapper.exe /Remove switch, but still the service exists. I want to get rid of every service so I can start with a clean install of named instances of SQL2005 and SQL2008.

Any help would be appreciated.

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SU is better than SF for kind of questions – Isaac Nov 13 '09 at 12:30
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If getting rid of the SSRS service is the only thing that needs to be done, you can use the sc.exe utility:

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