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Uninstall-WindowsFeature

Brian Lich|Last Updated: 4/3/2017

SYNOPSIS

Uninstalls specified Windows Server roles, role services, and features from a computer that is running Windows Server 2012 R2.

SYNTAX

RunningComputer (Default)

Uninstall-WindowsFeature [-Name] <Feature[]> [-Restart] [-IncludeManagementTools] [-Remove]
 [-ComputerName <String>] [-Credential <PSCredential>] [-LogPath <String>] [-WhatIf] [-Confirm]
 [<CommonParameters>]

VhdPath

Uninstall-WindowsFeature [-Name] <Feature[]> [-Vhd <String>] [-IncludeManagementTools] [-Remove]
 [-ComputerName <String>] [-Credential <PSCredential>] [-LogPath <String>] [-WhatIf] [-Confirm]
 [<CommonParameters>]

DESCRIPTION

The Uninstall-WindowsFeature cmdlet uninstalls and optionally removes specified roles, role services, and features from a computer that is running Windows Server 2012 R2, or from an offline virtual hard disk (VHD) on which Windows Server 2012 R2 is installed. By adding the Remove parameter, the cmdlet also uninstalls feature files, or payload, from a computer. This cmdlet replaces the Remove-WindowsFeature cmdlet that was used to uninstall roles, role services, and features in Windows Server 2008 R2.This cmdlet works similarly to the rrfw in Server Manager, with an important exception: by default, management tools are not uninstalled when you run the Uninstall-WindowsFeature cmdlet; you must add the IncludeManagementTools parameter to uninstall associated management tools.

This cmdlet requires elevation; you must be running a Windows PowerShell session as an administrator to use this cmdlet.

EXAMPLES

Example 1: Uninstall various roles and features installed on the target server

PS C:\> Get-WindowsFeature | Where-Object -FilterScript { $_.Installed -Eq $TRUE } | Uninstall-WindowsFeature

This command uninstalls any roles or features that are currently installed on the target server.

Example 2: Remove all role services from the specified server

PS C:\> Uninstall-WindowsFeature -Name "Web-Server" -ComputerName "Server1" -Credential "contoso\user1"

This command removes Web Server (IIS) from Server1, including all role services. The user account specified to perform the operation is contoso\user1.

Example 3: Remove feature files for any roles or features currently not installed on the local server

PS C:\> Get-WindowsFeature | Where-Object -FilterScript { $_.Installed -Eq $FALSE } | Uninstall-WindowsFeature -Remove

This command removes the feature files for any roles or features that currently are not installed on the local server.

PARAMETERS

-ComputerName

Specifies the remote computer for which this cmdlet uninstalls and optionally removes one or more rrsandf_plural. This parameter accepts only one computer name. If this parameter is not added, or no computer name is specified, the default target is the local computer.

Valid values for the parameter include a NetBIOS name, an IP address, or a fully qualified domain name of a remote computer that is running Windows Server.

To use an IP address of a remote computer as the value of this parameter, your command must include the Credential parameter. The computer must either be configured for HTTPS transport, or the IP address of the remote computer must be included in the WinRM TrustedHosts list on the local computer. For information about adding a computer name to the WinRM TrustedHosts list, see How to Add a Computer to the Trusted Host List in about_Remote_Troubleshooting.

Type: String
Parameter Sets: (All)
Aliases: Cn

Required: False
Position: Named
Default value: None
Accept pipeline input: False
Accept wildcard characters: False

-Confirm

Prompts you for confirmation before running the cmdlet.

Type: SwitchParameter
Parameter Sets: (All)
Aliases: cf

Required: False
Position: Named
Default value: False
Accept pipeline input: False
Accept wildcard characters: False

-Credential

Specifies a user account that has access rights to perform this action. If the parameter is not added, or no value is specified, the default value of this parameter is the current user. Enter a user name in one of the following formats:

-- UserName -- Domain\User -- User@Domain.com -- A Credential object returned by the Get-Credential cmdlet.

If a user name is entered, then a prompt for a password is displayed.

Type: PSCredential
Parameter Sets: (All)
Aliases: 

Required: False
Position: Named
Default value: None
Accept pipeline input: False
Accept wildcard characters: False

-IncludeManagementTools

Indicates that the cmdlet uninstalls all applicable management tools along with the roles, role services, or features that are specified in the Name parameter. By default, management tools are not uninstalled when you run the Uninstall-WindowsFeature cmdlet; you must add this parameter to uninstall associated management tools.

Type: SwitchParameter
Parameter Sets: (All)
Aliases: 

Required: False
Position: Named
Default value: None
Accept pipeline input: False
Accept wildcard characters: False

-LogPath

Specifies a name and path to a log file. Add this parameter if the results of this cmdlet must be stored in a log.

Type: String
Parameter Sets: (All)
Aliases: 

Required: False
Position: Named
Default value: None
Accept pipeline input: False
Accept wildcard characters: False

-Name

Specifies a list of features that this cmdlet uninstalls. This parameter does not support wildcard characters.

Type: Feature[]
Parameter Sets: (All)
Aliases: 

Required: True
Position: 0
Default value: None
Accept pipeline input: True (ByValue)
Accept wildcard characters: False

-Remove

Indicates that the cmdlet deletes feature files for the specified rrsandf_plural from the side-by-side store, located at %SystemDrive%:\Windows\WinSxS. If the feature is not yet uninstalled, the command uninstalls the feature.

When you delete feature files, features that depend upon the files you remove are also deleted. When you delete feature files for a subfeature, and no other subfeatures for the parent feature are installed, then files for the entire parent role or feature are deleted.

Type: SwitchParameter
Parameter Sets: (All)
Aliases: 

Required: False
Position: Named
Default value: None
Accept pipeline input: False
Accept wildcard characters: False

-Restart

Indicates that this cmdlet automatically restarts the target computer, if a restart is required by the uninstallation process for the specified roles or features. This parameter cannot be used with the Vhd parameter.

Type: SwitchParameter
Parameter Sets: RunningComputer
Aliases: 

Required: False
Position: Named
Default value: None
Accept pipeline input: False
Accept wildcard characters: False

-Vhd

Specifies the path to an offline VHD. The path can either point to a VHD file, or to a location on which the VHD is already mounted by using Deployment Image Servicing and Management (DISM) tools.

The VHD can be on a local disk on the target computer, or on a network shared folder. If the VHD is in a network shared folder, then the value of this parameter is a UNC path to the VHD. In this case, the computer account of the computer that you are using to mount the VHD must have read and write permissions (Read/Write permissions in the File Sharing dialog box, or Full Control on the Security tab of the folder Properties dialog box) on the shared folder, or the VHD will not be accessible. Local loopback Universal Naming Convention (UNC) paths are not supported. Use either of the following formats for the computer account: DOMAIN\SERVERNAME$ or SERVERNAME$.

Use the ComputerName parameter to specify the target computer you want to use to mount the VHD. If the ComputerName parameter is not specified, then the local computer is used. The computer that you are using to mount the VHD must be running Windows Server 2012 R2. Any local path, such as D:\myFolder, that is specified by using this parameter is always relative to the target computer.

Type: String
Parameter Sets: VhdPath
Aliases: 

Required: False
Position: Named
Default value: None
Accept pipeline input: False
Accept wildcard characters: False

-WhatIf

Shows what would happen if the cmdlet runs. The cmdlet is not run.

Type: SwitchParameter
Parameter Sets: (All)
Aliases: wi

Required: False
Position: Named
Default value: False
Accept pipeline input: False
Accept wildcard characters: False

CommonParameters

This cmdlet supports the common parameters: -Debug, -ErrorAction, -ErrorVariable, -InformationAction, -InformationVariable, -OutVariable, -OutBuffer, -PipelineVariable, -Verbose, -WarningAction, and -WarningVariable. For more information, see about_CommonParameters.

INPUTS

System.String[]

Microsoft.Windows.ServerManager.Commands.Feature[]

OUTPUTS

Microsoft.Windows.ServerManager.Commands.FeatureOperationResult

NOTES

Get-WindowsFeature

Install-WindowsFeature

Enable-ServerManagerStandardUserRemoting

Disable-ServerManagerStandardUserRemoting

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