The following SQL Server 2005 components are installed after SQL Server 2008 in-place upgrade:
Microsoft SQL Server 2005:
Microsoft SQL Server 2005 Backward compatibilty:
Microsoft SQL Server Native Client:
Microsoft SQL Server Setup Support Files (English):
According to the "SQL Server 2008 Upgrade Technical Reference Guide":
Setup removes the legacy executables and support files in addition to the legacy SQL Server 2000 tools. SQL Server 2005 tools are not removed.
I need to make room on the server so I'd like to know if I remove these components.