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How to Uninstall an Essentials Agent

Updated: April 14, 2010

Applies To: System Center Essentials 2010

Use one of the following procedures to uninstall an Essentials 2010 agent from an agent-managed computer. For more information about the Device Management node of the Essentials console, see Device Management Node in Essentials.

To uninstall the agent by using the Essentials console

  1. Log on to the computer with an account that is a member of the Administrators role for Essentials 2010.

  2. In the Essentials 2010 console, click the Administration button.

    noteNote
    When you run the Essentials 2010 console on a computer that is not an Essentials management server, the Connect to Server dialog box will display. Type the name of the Essentials management server in the Server name text box.

  3. In the Administration pane, expand Administration, expand Device Management, and then click Agent Managed.

  4. In the Agent Managed pane, select the computers for which you want to uninstall the agent, right-click them, 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 you can 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 Add or Remove Programs, click Remove for System Center Operations Manager 2007 R2 Agent, and then click Yes.

    noteNote
    The Agent Setup Wizard can also be run by double-clicking MOMAgent.msi, which is available on the Essentials 2010 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 Prompt window.

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

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

    noteNote
    For more information about Windows Installer command-line options, see http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkId=70004.

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