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Cannot uninstall WSS 3.0 SP2

  Asked By: Bahadur    Date: Dec 03    Category: Sharepoint    Views: 3993

I installed WSS 3.0 with SP2 on WS2008 and then came across an error that
requires us to revert back to WSS 3.0 SP1 instead. Now I can't get rid of the
SP2 part of the installation!

I uninstalled WSS 3.0 with SP2 and it disappeared from program list and updates
list. Reboot. Seems good so far.

Then I install WSS 3.0, then try to install SP1. Installation stops and says
service pack is already installed. What is showing in the updates list now is
the SP2 - the one I thought I removed.

The update list doesn't give an alternative to uninstall the SP2 so how can I
get rid of it and go back to installing SP1?



1 Answer Found

Answer #1    Answered By: Brooke Lewis     Answered On: Dec 03

SP2 cannot be removed as it upgrades the database schema in addition to
updating the binaries. You might be able to rebuild using your database
backups from before the upgrade. You did take backups before the
upgrade, right?

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