Attempting to delete SSP using the ‘Shared Services Administration’ section of Central Administration (or using stsadm) results in the error message:
“An object in the SharePoint administrative framework, “SharedResourceProvider Name=SSP Parent=SPFarm Name=MOSS”, could not be deleted because other objects depend on it. Update all of these dependants to point to null or different objects and retry this operation. The dependant objects are as follows: ProjectPSISharedApplicationTimerJob Name=Project Server Synchronizing Job for ‘SSP’ Parent=ProjectApplicationService Name=ProjectApplicationService”
The solution to this problem is to delete the dependant object!
First find the GUID of the dependant object:
WHERE name like ‘Project Server Synchronizing Job for %’
Now delete the dependant object using stsadm:
stsadm -o deleteconfigurationobject -id “YOUR_GUID_HERE”
Attempt to delete the SSP again!
Similar solutions found online: http://sharepointmadeeasy.blogspot.com/2008/08/unable-to-delete-shared-services.html