Uninstall the Connector software
Published: August 21, 2012
Updated: August 21, 2013
Applies To: Windows Server 2012 Essentials, Windows Server 2012 R2, Windows Server 2012 R2 Essentials
This topic applies to a server running Windows Server 2012 Essentials or Windows Server 2012 R2 Essentials, or to a server running Windows Server 2012 R2 Standard or Windows Server 2012 R2 Datacenter with the Windows Server Essentials Experience role installed.
You can uninstall the Connector software from a computer by using the Control Panel. You will usually do this if there is a problem with the Connector software or if you need to install a newer version of the Connector software. You must be logged on to the computer as an administrator to complete this procedure.
|If you upgrade the operating system on a client computer, the Connector software is uninstalled automatically. You must reinstall the Connector software after the upgrade is complete. The preferred method is to uninstall the Connector software before you upgrade the operating system. Uninstalling the Connector software after the upgrade is complete is still acceptable; however, it might result in an inconsistent state for the client computer with the server until the Connector software is uninstalled and reinstalled.|
From a computer that is running Windows 7, Windows 8, or Windows 8.1, open Control Panel, and then in the Programs section, click View installed updates.
From the list of installed programs, select Windows Server Essentials Connector, and then click Uninstall.
On the warning page, click Yes.
If the User Account Control window appears, click Allow.
Windows Server 2012 Essentials: If the Windows Server 2012 Essentials Connector page appears suggesting to close the Launchpad, click OK.
Wait for the program to uninstall. After the software is removed, Windows Server Essentials Connector no longer appears within the list of installed programs or updates. In addition, the shortcuts to the Launchpad and the Dashboard are no longer displayed on the computer’s desktop.