How to remove SQL Server Standared Instance and keep Express Edition ?

TonyJK 851 Reputation points


We get both SQL Server 2012 Standard Edition and SQL Server 2012 Express installed on the same Windows Server.

There is a request to get the SQL Server 2012 Standard Edition to be removed.

From Programs, we find that there are a number of SQL Server related programs and don't know which one should be removed (without affecting the Express Edition).

Is there any suggestion ?


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  1. Erland Sommarskog 88,161 Reputation points

    In Control Panel->Program and Features, find the entry saying "Microsoft SQL Server 2012". Select it and select Uninstall/Change and in the mini-menu that comes up select Remove. This starts the Setup Wizard, and here you can select which instance to work with.

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