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Uninstall BE2012 SP1a

Created: 20 Dec 2012 • Updated: 21 Dec 2012 | 2 comments
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I have BE2012 on a Win2003 Server and seems to be dying by inches. What I'd like is to uninstall it altogether however when I try via Add/Remove programs nothing happens. ie I click the Remove button and nothing happens. Click the Change button also nothing happens. In the App log I see an Event ID 1000 Faulting Application VXLogServer.exe, the version number, and offset 0x001aff5d.

In BE itself I can't seem to open the licensing configurator, and the storage page won't let me remove old tape drives (says it's in use by a nonexistent job). I've tried running the installer again and it runs for a moment then says something like "Processed 690 files" and then it stops and nothing else happens. The environment checker runs just fine.

Any thoughts on how I can completely remove and re-install BE? I don't need to save any catalogs or any other old information.


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CraigV's picture


there is a utility from Microsoft that cleans up installed applications. it is called Microsoft Cleanup it and run it, and use this to uninstall BE!


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