Change or Remove Instance

Use the Change or Remove Instance page of the Microsoft SQL Server Installation Wizard to choose whether to maintain or remove an existing instance of SQL Server. Maintenance options are provided through Add or Remove Programs in Control Panel.


  • Change Installed Features
    Use this option to add features to or remove features from the selected instance of SQL Server.
  • Remove Microsoft SQL Server
    Select this option to remove the SQL Server installation from your computer.


In this release, the maintenance of failover clusters is available only by using Add or Remove Programs.

See Also


How to: Change Components in an Existing Instance of SQL Server 2005 (Setup)
How to: Uninstall an Existing Instance of SQL Server 2005 (Setup)


Editions and Components of SQL Server 2005

Help and Information

Getting SQL Server 2005 Assistance