Uninstalling Veritas Storage Foundation makes Disk Management unavailable

We use VMWare Lab Manager to deploy Windows servers from a template.  I noticed disk space was an issue on some of our Windows 2003 servers.  My boss said we do not need Veritas Storage Foundation 5.1 for Windows Client and Server Components.  After removing both I cannot access Disk Management in Computer Management.  The error is "Unable to connect to Logical Disk Manager Service."  I cannot manually start the Logical Disk Manager service either.  When I try the error is "The Dependency service or group failed to start."  I looked at the dependencies like RPC etc but that did not fix it.  Short of re-installing Storage Foundation are there any solutions?  Any help would be greatly appreciated.

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SFW Uninstallation

After installing Storage Foundation for Windows on Server 2003, the LDM is replaces with the VEA (Veritas Enterprise Administrator Console).  If any volumes were created using VEA, removing SFW will render that data inaccessible.  That being said, if all you want is the LDM snap-in to return, you may want to take a look at the following tech note:

http://www.symantec.com/business/support/index?page=content&id=TECH51733

Hope this helps,

Joe D

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SFW Uninstallation

After installing Storage Foundation for Windows on Server 2003, the LDM is replaces with the VEA (Veritas Enterprise Administrator Console).  If any volumes were created using VEA, removing SFW will render that data inaccessible.  That being said, if all you want is the LDM snap-in to return, you may want to take a look at the following tech note:

http://www.symantec.com/business/support/index?page=content&id=TECH51733

Hope this helps,

Joe D

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