I am trying to do a in-place upgrade of our test SQL server from 2014 to 2017.
After in-place upgrade, there are a lot of older versions of SQL server tools exists. I uninstalled SQL server 2014. But still a lot left. See attached.
for example older version of SQL server management objects , native client.
Older version of visual studio shell for 2012, 2013, 2015.
Older version of CLP types,
Also for Utility of dtcexe.
This is the drawback of doing in place upgrade. Older footprints still exists.
Some of the older version may be still used by newer version tool. So I am concerned by unintall them causing other issues of newer version of tools, and then hard to isolate for troubleshooting.
Any idea that above products, esp, visual studio shell, cisul studio tools for application (this we don't use at all) are safe to uninstall and not causing issues of newest version of tools?