Hi all

I don't exactly have a problem, just bloat that I can't separate from actually needed programs myself. I've searched around but few people seem to be asking the same thing.

I've got SQL Server 2012 installed, because I'm a C#.NET developer and need databases in some of my programs. What I actually do with it is limited to
  • using Management Studio to visually edit databases, tables, columns and lines (just manually, no fancy magic)
  • connecting to it from my code (DBMX editor in Visual Studio) using the registered instance
  • turning the SQL Server service on or off as needed


However, the installation forcibly adds a few dozen extra programs, which I'd like to trim out now. Apart from the above 3, I don't need any features whatsoever. I have no clue what most of the extra features even actually do or where to find them. So, I'd like to ask for your help in chasing out everything I don't need. Trying it myself, I'd probably regret something. I'm mostly just asking anyone who happens to be familiar with this already.

The full list of installed features I'm uncertain about:
  1. Microsoft SQL Server 2008 R2 Management Objects 15.2 MB 04.07.2014 18:26
  2. Microsoft SQL Server 2008 Setup Support Files 38.9 MB 28.06.2014 16:04
  3. GDR 3128 for SQL Server 2012 (KB2793634) (64-bit) 28.06.2014 16:05
  4. Microsoft SQL Server 2012 Command Line Utilities 876 KB 28.06.2014 16:42
  5. Microsoft SQL Server 2012 Data-Tier App Framework 10.1 MB 04.07.2014 15:36
  6. Microsoft SQL Server 2012 Data-Tier App Framework (x64) 10.1 MB 04.07.2014 15:36
  7. Microsoft SQL Server 2012 Express LocalDB 158 MB 04.07.2014 15:37
  8. Microsoft SQL Server 2012 Management Objects 14.0 MB 04.07.2014 15:37
  9. Microsoft SQL Server 2012 Management Objects (x64) 14.0 MB 04.07.2014 15:37
  10. Microsoft SQL Server 2012 Native Client 7.22 MB 28.06.2014 16:04
  11. Microsoft SQL Server 2012 Setup (English) 174 MB 28.06.2014 15:53
  12. Microsoft SQL Server 2012 Transact-SQL Compiler Service 86.2 MB 28.06.2014 14:37
  13. Microsoft SQL Server 2012 Transact-SQL ScriptDom 4.54 MB 04.07.2014 15:33
  14. Microsoft SQL Server 2012 T-SQL Language Service 2.80 MB 04.07.2014 15:33
  15. Microsoft SQL Server Compact 4.0 SP1 x64 ENU 21.2 MB 28.06.2014 14:46
  16. Microsoft SQL Server Data Tools - enu (11.1.20627.00) 14.4 MB 28.06.2014 14:42
  17. Microsoft SQL Server Data Tools - enu (12.0.30919.1) 16.3 MB 28.06.2014 16:48
  18. Microsoft SQL Server Data Tools Build Utilities - enu (11.1.20627.00) 1.32 MB 28.06.2014 14:42
  19. Microsoft SQL Server Data Tools Build Utilities - enu (12.0.30919.1) 2.40 MB 28.06.2014 16:48
  20. Microsoft SQL Server System CLR Types 938 KB 04.07.2014 18:26
  21. Microsoft SQL Server System CLR Types (x64) 3.13 MB 04.07.2014 15:37
  22. Microsoft System CLR Types for SQL Server 2012 1.66 MB 04.07.2014 15:37
  23. Microsoft System CLR Types for SQL Server 2012 (x64) 1.53 MB 04.07.2014 15:37
  24. Microsoft VSS Writer for SQL Server 2012 2.92 MB 28.06.2014 16:04
  25. SQL Server Browser for SQL Server 2012 9.86 MB 28.06.2014 16:04


Thanks
Cheers