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Unable to delete Shared Services Provider in SharePoint (MOSS)

Sometimes The SSP you create in MOSS are not created properly. This can be result of interruption while SSP was being created or in result of bad migration from SPS03 or MCMS to MOSS.

Symptoms:
1. In left nav of SharePoint Central Administration, the name of your new SSP will not render rather, it will show up as text.
2. If you try to delete that from the Central Admin, the Delete option is disabled.

Resolution:
You should delete the SSP using stsadm command line tool (NOTE: My SSP's name is "SSP" which is specified after "title" in command:

C:\Program Files\Common Files\Microsoft Shared\web server extensions\12\BIN>stsa
dm -o deletessp -title "SSP"

However, if you have any dependencies, you will have to delete them first or you will get following error when you try deleting it through command line tool:

An object in the SharePoint administrative framework, "SharedResourceProvider Na
me=SSP Parent=SPFarm Name=SharePoint_Config", could not …