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System Center Configuration Manager 2012 Uninstall Cleanup

When you uninstall System Center Configuration Manager 2012 it could potentially leave behind some components on your SQL server.  You will need to ensure these are removed before you can start the install of a fresh System Center Configuration Manager 2012 or you can run into issues.

Here is the list of what to check:

SCCM 2012 Database:

  • Delete your old SCCM 2012 DB from the SQL server.

SCCM 2012 Local User and Groups on SQL Server:

  • ConfigMgr Remote Control Users
  • ConfigMgr_DViewAccess

Registry Key on SQL server:


SCCM 2012 Service on SQL Server:


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My name is Steve Buchanan and I’ve been in Information Technology for 11 years. I have been attending the Minnesota System Center User Group meetings for about 6 months. I have been working with System Center products for the past 3 years specifically Microsoft Data Protection manager and System Center Essentials. I run a blog about Microsoft and Open Source technology at I plan to share posts from my blog here that discuss System Center topics.

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