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Uninstall Agent from Windows-based Computers

Updated: November 1, 2013

Applies To: System Center 2012 - Operations Manager, System Center 2012 R2 Operations Manager, System Center 2012 SP1 - Operations Manager

Use one of the following procedures to uninstall an System Center 2012 – Operations Manager agent from an agent-managed computer.

To uninstall the agent by using the Operations console

  1. Log on to the computer with an account that is a member of the Operations Manager Administrators role.

  2. In the Operations console, click Administration.

  3. In the Administration workspace, click Agent Managed.

  4. In the Agent Managed pane, right-click the computers for which you want to uninstall the agent, and then select Uninstall.

  5. In the Uninstall Agents dialog box, either leave Use selected Management Server Action Account selected or do the following:

    1. Select Other user account.

    2. Type the User name and Password, and type or select the Domain from the list. Select This is a local computer account, not a domain account if the account is a local computer account.

      ImportantImportant
      The account must have administrative rights on the computer or the uninstall will fail.

    3. Click Uninstall.

  6. In the Agent Management Task Status dialog box, the Status for each selected computer changes from Queued to Success.

    noteNote
    If the task fails for a computer, click the computer and read the reason for the failure in the Task Output text box.

  7. Click Close.

To uninstall the agent by using the MOMAgent.msi agent setup wizard

  1. Log on to a managed computer with an account that is a member of the administrators security group for the computer.

  2. In Control Panel, click Uninstall a program.

  3. In Programs and Features, click System Center Operations Manager 2012 Agent, click Remove, and then click Yes.

    noteNote
    The Agent Setup Wizard can also be run by double-clicking MOMAgent.msi, which is available on the Operations Manager installation media.

To uninstall the agent by using MOMAgent.msi from the command line

  1. Log on to the managed computer with an account that is a member of the administrators security group for the computer.

  2. Open the command window.

  3. At the prompt, for example, type the following:

    %WinDir%\System32\msiexec.exe /x <path>\MOMAgent.msi /qb

To uninstall the agent from a cluster

  1. Using either the Operations console method or the command line method, uninstall the agent from each node of the cluster.

  2. In the Operations console, click Administration.

  3. In the Administration workspace, click Agentless Managed.

  4. In the Agentless Managed pane, locate all virtual instances for the cluster, right-click, and then select Delete.

See Also

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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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