Is it possible to re-install SLM application without database removing?
UN-installing SLM won't remove/delete the SLM database.Once setup is started during a fresh Install and you point it to the same SQL server/instanceSLM setup will detect the existing database and ask for creating a new one.
Using the existing database won't be possible as it could be updated already with the latest product updates which are not included in the setup file so in this case, i would prefer the next steps after an UN-Install;
- Execute all available SLM Updates using SUS. - Backup SLM Database - UN-Install SLM - Detach existing SLM database. - Install SLM create new database - Execute all available SLM Updates using SUS. - Restore backup and use the SLM database over the one newly created.
So in any case there are some required steps related to the database.
Thank you provided information. Some corrections from my side:
- On detach step - we should delete exesting DB or move old files from backup/data folder (error regarding MDF during new instalation).
- LicenseManagerUser also should be deleted before processing new installation (also we need to be sure, that there are no active connections under this user)
Another steps are correct. So I successfuly re-install SLM. Thank you!
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