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MOSS 2007 won't uninstall

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Server Specs
- windows small business server 2003
- wss 2.0
- exchange server
- no server backup

What went down
- installed .net 3.0 framework
- installed wss 3.0 side by side with wss 2.0
- everything was working fine
- installed moss 2007
- everything was working fine
- uninstalled moss 2007
- reinstalled moss 2007 - running wizard fails, however rerunning the wizard runs successfully
- wss 2.0, exchange and web server working fine, however, wss 3.0 is not working fine nor is moss 2007 working
- running the repair process on wss 3.0 and moss 2007 completes successfully however is not helpful
- trying to uninstall wss 3.0 or moss 2007, the uninstall process via Add/remove programs just quits with no error message or notification of why it stopped

error message when accessing moss 2007:
Sharepoint Products and Technoligies COnfiguration Wizard:
Cannot browse to the Sharepoint Central Administration Web Application because a Sharepoint Central Administration Web Application has not been created yet. To create one, use the Sharepoint Products and Technologies Configuration Wizard. DO you want to launch the configuration wizard

clicking yes causes the following error:
The Microsoft Sharepoint Products and Technologies Configuration Wizard encountered an error and must close. Launch the wizard again from the shortcu in the Start Menu

An exception of type Microsoft.SharePoint.PostSetupConfigurationTaskException was thrown. Additional execption information: SharePoint Products and Technologies cannot be configured. The current installation mode does not support SKU to SKU upgrades because there exists an older version of Windows Sharepoint Services that must be upgraded first.

Do to lack of resources, we don't have a backup of the server, and we cannot reinstall windows, iis and the various applications and web sites hosted on the server. Hopefully someone could help us by providing us with instructions on how to either uninstall MOSS 2007 or WSS 3.0 or alter the current configuration so that we can utilize these applications

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Unusual Solution - But it works!

by rajiv.giri In reply to MOSS 2007 won't uninstall

Sometime back was facing the same problem when was trying to uninstall the MOSS2007 using Add/Remove administrative option. But the pop up for Uninstall program get lost all the time without any error message. I tried to login with local administrator account but that also not solved the problem finally we restart the system and tried to uninstall the same by running the setup with remove option....

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Unusual Solution - But it works!

by rajiv.giri In reply to MOSS 2007 won't uninstall

Sometime back was facing the same problem when was trying to uninstall the MOSS2007 using Add/Remove administrative option. But the pop up for Uninstall program get lost all the time without any error message. I tried to login with local administrator account but that also not solved the problem finally we restart the system and tried to uninstall the same by running the setup with remove option....
Oh really its another fantastic feature of Microsoft .. :)

-- Rajiv Ranjan Giri
-- MIND, India

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MOSS 2007 won't uninstall

by imtiaz_786 In reply to MOSS 2007 won't uninstall

Do the following

1. Delete all the databases
2. Delete all the sites from IIS
3. remove the folder \web server extensions\12
4. Now, uninstall SPS 2007 from ADD/REMOVE program

It worked for me.

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MOSS 2007 won't uninstall

by vikramvm In reply to MOSS 2007 won't uninstall

It works!!! Thank you.

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