Uninstalling SQL Sentry

Uninstall SentryOne through the Control Panel in Windows. Before uninstalling, consider visiting SentryOne Support with questions or concerns.

To uninstall SentryOne (a monitoring service or client), do the following:

  1. Open the Windows Control Panel
  2. Search for SentryOne and select SentryOne Platform (for the SentryOne Software/SQL Sentry monitoring solutions). 
  3. Select Uninstall.
  4. Follow the prompts through Windows to complete the process.

Uninstalling SentryOne


  • When you uninstall the SentryOne client or monitoring service, the associated program files are removed. 
  • User preferences stored in the registry are not deleted.
  • The SentryOne database is not deleted.

Important:  The .NET Framework files will not be removed when uninstalling SentryOne. Use Add/Remove Programs in the Control Panel to remove .NET Framework files. 

Removing Watched Server Objects

Important:  Please see the Removing Watched Server Objects article for scripts to remove the watched server objects from the target(s) after uninstalling SentryOne.

Note:  When you watch events on a SQL Server, SQL Sentry places a few objects in MSDB that facilitate its lightweight polling architecture. No agents are placed on the server. This enables SQL Sentry to monitor the server with a performance overhead that's typically less than SQL Agent. For more information about watched server objects, see the Watched Server Objects topic.