SCCM 2007 R3 Un-installation Error

While removing SCCM 2007 from a production server, I ran into the following error:

The reason I was seeing this error was because my user account did not have appropriate  permissions to the remote DB instance. The uninstall uses the current logged in users’ permissions to perform all of these actions.

I had someone on our team give me SA permissions to the DB and the uninstall then completed successfully.