Uninstalling Report Builder 3.0

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You can uninstall Report Builder from the Windows Control panel or the command line. Depending on the version of Windows installed, the option in the Control panel has a different name. For example, if the computer uses Windows XP, the option is named Add or Remove Programs; if it uses Vista, the option is named Programs and Features.

This applies only to the stand-alone version of Report Builder. The ClickOnce of Report Builder cannot be uninstalled separately. It is installed and installed with Reporting Services.

The following two procedures provide the steps for uninstalling Report Builder from the Control Panel.

To uninstall Report Builder on a computer running Windows XP
  1. On the Start menu, click Control Panel.

  2. In the Control Panel, click Add or Remove Programs.

  3. In the Add or Remove Programs dialog box, click Change or Remove Programs.

  4. Locate Microsoft Report Builder in the Currently installed programs list and click it.

  5. Click Remove.

To uninstall Report Builder on a computer running Vista
  1. On the Start menu, click Control Panel.

  2. In the Control Panel, click Programs and Features.

  3. Locate Microsoft Report Builder in the Name list and click it.

  4. Click Uninstall.

You can uninstall Report Builder from the command line. The syntax is identical to the syntax you use to install Report Builder, except you use the /x option instead of the /i option. Command lines for uninstalling can also include the /quiet option and other standard options. If the Report Builder MSI (ReportBuilder.msi) has been removed, you cannot use the command line easily to uninstall Report Builder. To learn more about how you might be able to remove Report Builder by using its GUID, see the documentation for the msiexec program.

If folders include custom files, the folders and the files are preserved when Report Builder is removed. Only the Report Builder files are removed.

Basic command line for uninstalling Report Builder:

msiexec /x ReportBuilder.msi /quiet /l*v install.log

Command line that includes logging:

msiexec /x ReportBuilder.msi /quiet /l*v c:\junk\install.log

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