This morning I uninstalled the trial version and it was kind of a headache (took two attempts), but as I was doing so I noticed in Add/Remove Programs the following:
Microsoft SQL Server 2005
Microsoft SQL Server Native Client
Microsoft SQL Server Setup Support Files (English)
Microsoft SQL Server VSS Writer
I don't remember these items being installed on this computer prior to the installation of the free trial. I'm just curious if these items were required downloads/installations in order for the free trial and/or software to work, or is this something different altogether?
I did a little checking on Google to determine what exactly Microsoft SQL Server 2005 does. Near as I can tell, it's a program that allows you to set up notifications to other devices such as PDA's, cell phone, etc. That's not something I would ever use. So, is it safe to remove all of these items, or should I just let well enough alone and leave them?