Deconfiguring a SQL Server Database Instance


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You can deactivate an instance of the database by deconfiguring the instance. Deactivating an instance releases a license. After an instance is deconfigured, you can reconfigure it.


  1. From the navigation pane, go to Protect > Databases.

    The Instances page appears.

  2. Click the instance.

    The instance page appears.

  3. In the upper-right area of the page, click the action button , and then click Deconfigure.

    The Confirm deconfiguration dialog box appears.

  4. Click Yes.