How do I uninstall the Connector Software?

Updated: March 30, 2011

Applies To: Windows Small Business Server 2011 Essentials

You can uninstall the Connector software from a computer 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 You will usually do this if there is a problem with the Connector software or if you need to install a newer version of the Connector software.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, you must uninstall the Connector software, and then reinstall the Connector software after completing the upgrade. The preferred method is to uninstall the Connector software before upgrading the operating system. Uninstalling the Connector software after the upgrade is complete is still acceptable, however it might result in an inconsistent state of the client computer on the server until the Connector software is uninstalled, and then reinstalled.

To uninstall Connector software from a computer

  1. From a computer that is running Windows 7 or Windows Vista, click Start, click Control Panel, and in the Programs section, click Uninstall a program.

  2. From the list of installed programs, select Windows Small Business Server 2011 Essentials Connector, and then click Uninstall.

  3. On the warning page, click Yes.

  4. If the User Account Control window appears, click Allow.

  5. If the Windows Small Business Server 2011 Essentials Connector page appears suggesting to close the Launchpad, click OK.

  6. Wait for the program to be uninstalled. After the software is removed, Windows Small Business Server 2011 Essentials Connector no longer appears within the list of installed programs. In addition, the shortcuts to the Launchpad and the Dashboard are no longer displayed on computer’s desktop.

  • Uninstalling the Connector software does not remove the computer from the list of computers that are displayed on the Computers and Backup tab of the Dashboard. To remove the computer from the Dashboard, see Remove a computer from the server

  • When you uninstall the connector software and remove it from the server, the shared folders on the client computer that were mapped to the server are not deleted. You must manually delete the shared folders that are mapped to the server.