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Wednesday, September 14, 2011

How to uninstall System Center Virtual Machine Manager

Should you have the need to uninstall SCVMM, or on of its components, the process is very easy.  You simply need to determine if you want to retain the database or not.

 

The below instructions were provided by Microsoft.  You can see how simple each one is.  Below is a screen shot of my VMM server’s Programs and Features before the uninstallation.

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Below is the uninstallation screen for the Administration console.

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This one is for the removal of the VMM Server.  Remember that if you delete the database, you lose everything.  Do this only if you do not plan on continuing to utilizes your current VMM configuration.

To uninstall the VMM Server
  1. In Control Panel, double-click Programs and Features, select Microsoft System Center Virtual Machine Manager 2008 Server (x64), and then click Uninstall.

  2. On the Uninstallation Options page, do one of the following:

    • Select Retain data if you plan to reinstall VMM server and want to resume managing virtual machines in the same host environment.
    • Select Remove data if you do not plan to reinstall VMM server and want to permanently remove the VMM database.

To uninstall the VMM Administrator Console

    1. In Control Panel, double-click Programs and Features for Windows Server 2008 or Windows Vista, or Add or Remove Programs for all other supported operating systems.

    2. Click Microsoft System Center Virtual Machine Manager 2008 Administrator Console (x64) for 64-bit operating systems orMicrosoft System Center Virtual Machine Manager 2008 Administrator Console for 32-bit operating systems, and then clickUninstall or Remove, depending on the operating system.

    3. On the Confirmation page, click Uninstall.

To uninstall the VMM Self-Service Portal
  1. In Control Panel, double-click Programs and Features for Windows Server 2008 or Add or Remove Programs for Windows Server 2003.

  2. Click Microsoft System Center Virtual Machine Manager 2008 Self-Service Portal (x64) for 64-bit operating systems or Microsoft System Center Virtual Machine Manager 2008 Self-Service Portal for 32-bit operating systems, and then click Uninstall or Remove, depending on the operating system.

  3. On the Confirmation page, click Uninstall.

To manually uninstall the VMM agent
  1. In Control Panel, double-click Programs and Features for Windows Server 2008 or Add or Remove Programs for Windows Server 2003.

  2. Click Microsoft System Center Virtual Machine Agent (x64) for 64-bit operating systems or Microsoft System Center Virtual Machine Manager Agent for 32-bit operating systems, and then click Uninstall or Remove, depending on the operating system.

  3. In the Confirmation dialog box, click Yes.

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