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    SQL Service Manager Uninstall?

    This may be beyond the scope of Woody's Lounge, but I have always gotten at least a friendly, "I dunno!" from this group, so it's worth a try. <img src=/S/smile.gif border=0 alt=smile width=15 height=15>

    I installed SQL Server 2000 while writing online help for a developer app. When the project was completed, I uninstalled it, but I'm left with a system tray icon for SQL Server Service Manager. Anyone have advice as to how I can get rid of this thing? I've searched Microsoft's support site and tried thumbing through the registry, but haven't gotten anywhere.

    Would I be safe just to look for the running process and delete any entries from the registry? I have seen recent news on a SQL worm, and am a bit nervous about this service lingering with my "always on" connection. I loaded Zone Alarm for overall safety, but I'd rather not have this thing running in the background ad infinitum ..

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    Re: SQL Service Manager Uninstall?

    You probably already tried right-clicking it to see if you get any config options. If you are running Windows 2000, you can try the steps in this article: Microsoft Knowledge Base Article 310429 - HOW TO: Remove Items From the System Tray in Windows 2000.

    I noticed that there are icons in my system tray that do not have corresponding programs listed under:

    HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINESOFTWAREMicrosoftWindowsCurrentV ersionRun

    If that is what you are finding for the SQL Server icon, you also can check:

    Cocuments and SettingsAll UsersStart MenuProgramsStartup
    Cocuments and SettingsyourusernameStart MenuProgramsStartup

    I loaded Regmon and went digging to see what was changed when you ticked the box on a "manager" icon (to not show the volume control or the "unplug hardware" icons on the system tray, for example, and then to show them on the system tray again). The results were inconclusive (as well as overwhelming in volume), and seemed to lead to a value that was related to QuickLaunch rather than systray.

    Knowledge Base searches were not very helpful either. Hopefully the Sqlmgr.exe program still exists on your machine and you can run it and find the option to remove it from the systray! Or, bottom line, "I dunno!"

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    Re: SQL Service Manager Uninstall?

    That did the trick!

    Turns out there was an entry under All UsersStart Menu. I guess I was trying to make it too difficult. Your suggestions did lead me to the folder where all of the SQL Server tools were hiding. It seemed that the uninstall of SQL itself left lots of stuff behind. I guess its safe to remove all of that, but at least I don't have that system tray icon anymore.

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