I had to uninstall my local SQL 2017 Dev edition on my home PC (Windows 10) because I changed some drive structure (including where all the system databases lived) a while ago, so I needed to reinstall SQL Server to re-create those system databases (no backups since home Dev instance) and re-set the proper drive paths. I used a configuration file for the re-install process. It seems that when you uninstall
SQL Server 2017 it does NOT remove the filestream share (bug?). So when I get to the install step on filestream, it says
Windows share MSSQLSERVER already exists and cannot be created for FILESTREAM file I/O. Specify another share name.
I've tried removing this existing
MSSQLSERVER filestream windows share from
admin command prompt by doing:
net share MSSQLSERVER /DELETE
But I get an error:
System error 3 has occurred.
The system cannot find the path specified.
So how can I delete this existing old
MSSQLSERVER filestream windows share so I can proceed with the SQL 2017 setup and configure the new filestream share as part of the install process (using the same default
MSSQLSERVER share name)?