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How to Uninstall VMM

Updated: November 1, 2013

Applies To: System Center 2012 - Virtual Machine Manager, System Center 2012 R2 Virtual Machine Manager, System Center 2012 SP1 - Virtual Machine Manager

You can use the following procedures to uninstall a VMM management server, the VMM console, or the VMM Self-Service Portal.

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As of System Center 2012 Service Pack 1 (SP1), the VMM Self-Service Portal has been removed.

Before uninstalling VMM, ensure that the VMM console and the VMM command shell are closed.

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If there is a problem with uninstallation completing successfully, consult the log files in the %SYSTEMDRIVE%\ProgramData\VMMLogs folder. ProgramData is a hidden folder.

Membership in the local Administrators group, or equivalent, on the computer that you are configuring is the minimum required to complete these procedures.

To uninstall a VMM management server

  1. On the computer on which the VMM management server is installed, click Start, and then click Control Panel.

  2. Under Programs, click Uninstall a program.

  3. Under Name, double-click Microsoft System Center 2012 Virtual Machine Manager.

  4. On the What would you like to do? page, click Remove features.

  5. On the Select features to remove page, select the VMM management server check box, and then click Next.

    noteNote
    If you also want to uninstall the VMM console, select the VMM console check box.

  6. On the Database options page, select whether you want to retain or remove the VMM database, and, if necessary, credentials for the database, and then click Next.

  7. On the Summary page, review your selections and do one of the following:

    • Click Previous to change any selections.

    • Click Uninstall to uninstall the VMM management server.

    After you click Uninstall, the Uninstalling features page appears and uninstallation progress is displayed.

  8. After the VMM management server is uninstalled, on the The selected features were removed successfully page, click Close.

The following firewall rules, which were enabled during VMM Setup, remain in effect after you uninstall VMM:

  • File Server Remote Management

  • Windows Standards-Based Storage Management firewall rules

noteNote
If there is a problem with setup completing successfully, consult the log files in the %SYSTEMDRIVE%\ProgramData\VMMLogs folder. ProgramData is a hidden folder.

To uninstall the VMM console

  1. On the computer on which the VMM console is installed, click Start, and then click Control Panel.

  2. Under Programs, click Uninstall a program.

  3. Under Name, double-click Microsoft System Center 2012 Virtual Machine Manager.

  4. On the What would you like to do? page, click Remove features.

  5. On the Select features to remove page, select the VMM console check box, and then click Next.

    noteNote
    If a VMM management server is also installed on the computer, you must also uninstall the VMM management server.

  6. On the Summary page, review your selections and do one of the following:

    • Click Previous to change any selections.

    • Click Uninstall to uninstall the VMM console.

    After you click Uninstall, the Uninstalling features page appears and uninstallation progress is displayed.

  7. After the VMM console is uninstalled, on the The selected features were removed successfully page, click Close.

To uninstall the VMM Self-Service Portal

  1. On the computer on which the VMM Self-Service Portal is installed, click Start, and then click Control Panel.

  2. Under Programs, click Uninstall a program.

  3. Under Name, double-click Microsoft System Center 2012 Virtual Machine Manager.

  4. On the What would you like to do? page, click Remove features.

  5. On the Select features to remove page, select the VMM Self-Service Portal check box, and then click Next.

  6. On the Summary page, review your selections and do one of the following:

    • Click Previous to change any selections.

    • Click Uninstall to uninstall the VMM Self-Service Portal.

    After you click Uninstall, the Uninstalling features page appears and uninstallation progress is displayed.

  7. After the VMM Self-Service Portal is uninstalled, on the The selected features were removed successfully page, click Close.

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For additional resources, see Information and Support for System Center 2012.

Tip: Use this query to find online documentation in the TechNet Library for System Center 2012. For instructions and examples, see Search the System Center 2012 Documentation Library.
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