Cannot uninstall SharePoint 2013

If you run into a problem uninstalling 2013 because the Forefront Identity Manager Server is stuck Starting during the uninstall, simply locate the PID of the process and kill the whole process tree to circumvent this issue. I’ve only run into it once, and I believe it was cause by the fact that the DB server was offline at the time and FIM may have a dependency on the ‘Profile’ DB, that is created by provisioning the UPS Service Application, requiring it to be online during the stopping of this normally well-behaved Windows service. The Profile DB for the most part is just a FIM DB in disguise; and as we now, tucking in a whole (almost) product under yours is a bad idea.


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I am a SharePoint/.NET consultant in the twin cities.
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