27 August 2010

How do I – Delete my SharePoint Shared Service Provider (SSP) when it fails to delete with STSADM

When you enter
STSADM -o deletessp
from your SharePoint web server command line, you should get this:
If you then proceed to try and delete your SSP with a command such as
STSADM -o deletessp –title SharedServices1
but it still fails to delete, then you could use the undocumented -force flag thus:
STSADM -o deletessp –title SharedServices1 -force
Which should yield this:
Gotta love those little –force flags.


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