Uninstall WATS Test Station 2.3

To uninstall the outdated WATS Test Station 2.3, follow these steps:

  1. Make sure you have no pending UUT reports
  2. Uninstall WATS Test Station 2.3 (Windows Control Panel/Center)
  3. Make sure the following files and folders are removed from the computer.
    TestStand 3.X and 4.0:
    - C:\Program Files\National Instruments\TestStand X.X\Components\User...
    \WATS_Models
    \WATS_ModelSupport
    \WATS_StepTypes
    \TypePalettes\WATS_Types.ini
    - C:\Program Files\National Instruments\TestStand X.X\CodeTemplates\User\WATS-XXXX-LabVIEW (Delete the 4 folders)
    - C:\Program Files\National Instruments\TestStand X.X\Cfg\TestStandDatabaseOptions.ini

    TestStand 4.1 and above:
    Form the <TestStand Public> directory (the files/folders are located at C:\Documents and Settings\All Users\Application Data\National Instruments\TestStand XX on Windows XP and at C:\Users\Public\Documents\National Instruments\TestStand XX on Windows Vista and Windows 7):
    - \Components\WATS_Models
    - \Components\WATS_ModelSupport
    - \Components\WATS_StepTypes
    - \Components\TypePalettes\WATS_Types.ini
    - \CodeTemplates\WATS-XXXX-LabVIEW (Delete the 4 folders)

    From the <TestStand Application Data> directory (This directory is hidden by default and located at C:\Documents and Settings\All Users\Application Data\National Instruments\TestStand XX on Windows XP and at C:\ProgramData\National Instruments\TestStand XX on Windows Vista and Windows 7):
    - \Cfg\TestStandDatabaseOptions.ini

    You should backup the files you want to keep by copying them to a different location before deleting
  4. Optionally, uninstall the Microsoft SQL Server Desktop Engine (MSDE 2000). Make sure no other applications use the database.

Restart the computer 

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