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How to remove all AccessData product data from MSSQL

Created by: Brendan Bone
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Introduction: This explains the steps for completely removing all AccessData-related data from MSSQL.

 

Procedure:

5.x:

  1. Open a Command Prompt (as Administrator)
  2. Navigate to the DBConfig directory (typically "C:\Program Files\AccessData\DBConfigTool")
  3. Run the following command, replacing <host> with the name or IP of your MSSQL machine

    dbcontrol dbtype=mssql host=<host> -uninstall

  4. Enter your SQL "SA" password when prompted
  5. Open SQL Server Management Studio (installed with MSSQL)
  6. Select the appropriate database and correct credentials
  7. Under the "Object Explorer" pane, expand "Databases"
  8. Right-click and Delete each of the following databases:
    eDiscovery
    Infrastructure
    Workflow
    Workflow40

6.x and later:

  1. Open a Command Prompt (as Administrator)
  2. Navigate to the DBConfig directory (typically "C:\Program Files\AccessData\DBConfigTool\" OR "C:\Program Files\AccessData\Forensic Toolkit\<version>\bin\")
  3. Run the following command, replacing <host> with the name or IP of your MSSQL machine

    dbcontrol dbtype=mssql host=<host> -cleanup

  4. Enter your SQL "SA" password when prompted
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