Uninstall is the opposite of "install." It is the process of removing something, such as as a program from an operating system, or a hardware component from a server.

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How do I uninstall gitosis?

I've installed gitosis on my dramhost machine but now I want to uninstall it because it's causing more problems than solutions. The thing is that I can't find how to uninstall it. I deleted the ...
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How to find files in a Debian system not installed or created by dpkg?

I've installed some things manually in the past and would like to weed out all related files. So, I need a way to automatically find all the files (in /usr, for example) that are not included in any ...
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How can I speed up MSI package install and uninstall?

When installing and uninstalling Windows Installer packages, or MSI files as they are called, the progress of the installation appears signifiantly slower than with other installation packages. Why ...
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Properly remove Exchange after migrating to Google Apps? Or leave it?

I've replaced Exchange 2007 with Google Apps, but now am facing the obtuse Exchange removal process. It seems that I need to go in and tear everything out manually (to uninstall I have to first remove ...
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Uninstall ruby from source

I installed ruby 1.9 on my fedora 13 machine from source. I want to go back and use the older 1.8.6 (which I'll install with yum), unfortunetly it appears that I can't simply uninstall my current ...
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Make a program un-uninstallable by Local Admin

I have a system monitoring tool/service, that runs on individual desktops in the network. On the network each user is Local Admin. I would like to make it so that only Domain Admin can uninstall this ...
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How do you uninstall the rubygem application?

We have installed the rubygem application (version 1.3.6) on a Debian system by downloading the rubygems tar.gz archive and running the setup.rb command. What is the best way to uninstall this ...
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How to completely remove MS SQL Server 2008 R2 x64 which was uninstalled incorrectly?

On my Windows 7 Ultimate x64 I can't do anything with the existing instance of MS SQL Server 2008 R2. It was my mistake to uninstall some components related to SQL Server before running the main ...
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Remove Server 2012 Remote Access Server

My IT director was walking me through setting up a Server 2012 VPN/RA server. We did not do this in our test environment, and now I would like to remove it. I know that when installing this server it ...
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Can you unapply a puppet manifest action?

I've applied a puppet manifest, which in turn included a puppet module that added several entities to /opt/... Is there a way to undo the effects of an applied puppet module ? i.e. "puppet module ...
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How to uninstall git installed from the source? [closed]

I installed the git using this article. Now I want to uninstall the git. How to do it?
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Remotely uninstall software from domain workstations

Currently using Spiceworks to get an inventory of workstations/applications of an 'inherited' network. I see a lot of 'unwanted' software on PCs and am wanting to uninstall this software, such as : ...
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Removing Exchange 2003 without deleting AD email attribute

So I've got a client that has an ancient Exchange 2003 server that I've taken out of commission and replaced with a *nix solution. Dovecot/Postfix both query the email attribute in AD to verify ...
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How to uninstall software using batch file

I want to uninstall a software by calling a bat file. It must be automatically, without entering any parameters during the uninstallation. How to make the bat file which would be able to uninstall ...
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how to uninstall JDK on centos x64 linux based system

I tried installing JDK in my CentOS x64 web server, it looks like I have made a hash of things :(... Now, how do I uninstall JDK 1.6.0_26 in Centos x64 linux? Regards, Arvind.
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Prevent a package from being uninstalled in Ubuntu

So, after an accidential fat finger with aptitude today, it wanted to uninstall mysql-server, this was on our database server. Since it was a pile of text, I just pressed Y, blindly trusting apt to ...
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Uninstalling/Upgrading Puppet

The questions below are all related to the topic of uninstalling/upgrading Puppet: How do I uninstall previous versions of puppet? What files do I need to delete and where are they located? Is there ...
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How to uninstall IIS from Windows Server 2008

I'm struggling with uninstalling IIS from Windows Server 2008. I went into Server Manager > Roles > Remove Roles > unchecked IIS > that prompted me to also remove dependencies. Every time the ...
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Uninstalling SQL Server 2005 express - blue screen

Few months ago, I installed sql server 2005 express edition. When I am trying to uninstall it, it keeps throwing a blue screen saying, the subsystem system has terminated unexpectedly 000x...Is there ...
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Can we Uninstall Java on Production Server?

A vulnerability scan on a web server told me that my version of Java needs to be updated. We run .NET web applications on this server, and to my knowledge there is nothing that uses Java. How can I ...
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How do I cleanly remove ruby 1.8.7 from CentOS 5?

How can I cleanly remove my ruby version 1.8.7 from CentOS 5? I installed it by downloading the source code and performed a make.
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How can I eliminate the huge, cached MSI files in C:\Windows\Installer?

The size of the MSI cache folder (C:\Windows\Installer) has grown substantially, and is now taking up way too much disk space on my domain computers. Can this folder be eliminated or shrunk?
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How do I uninstall PHP and Apache on linux?

Now it's installed wrongly, I need to uninstall and reinstall them. They're installed from source. How can I efficiently uninstall them first? I tried make uninstall in php_source_dir,but only ...
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How to find log about uninstalling program on windows server 2008 R2? [closed]

I want to know who and when uninstall the special program at windows server 2008 R2, but I can't find helpful post that describe how to do it, so I create this question, hope someone could help me!
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How to uninstall an application which was installed from a Linux Installer?

My server is CentOS release 5.2 (Final). How do I uninstall an application which was installed from a Linux Installer, that is extension of type .bin? For example: I installed an application called ...
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Remove Exchange 2010 from a server where Active Directory does not exist anymore

Someone did a dcpromo and removed Active Directory on a box that's running Exchange 2010 before removing Exchange (why it was also a DC, I have no idea). My only goal is to salvage the OS install; ...
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upgrade php from 5.2.14 (compiled from source) to 5.3 (through yum install)

I previously setup my server by downloading php from php.net, and using the configure, make make install to get it onto my apache centos server. Now I want to upgrade and I'm not sure how to do it. ...
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Uninstalling software using SCCM

I've got a small number (~20) of test workstations in a lab which I'm using to test a software deployment using SCCM. One of the things I'm looking to do is remove some of the pre-installed software ...
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I can't get rid of apache2

It's obvious that I am a newbie with server administration; my goal is to reach the knowledge needed to working with web services. I played with my Debian server, and I messed up apache2; Now I want ...
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Uninstall Gitorious

I have installed Gitorious on my CentOS server but the ssh public key authentication method does not serve my purpose as most of the users are on Windows and will be using more than one computer. I ...
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Why does SQL Server Uninstaller not uninstall everything?

This could me just me not understanding how this is done but I find it infuriating that I can install SQL Server Express from a single executable file that dumps all this stuff like SQL Publishing ...
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Removing Certificate Authority

I'm trying to rename an old server ( 2008 R2 Standard) of ours that will be used for a SQL DEV(Used to be old prod), but the options to change computer name/domain is greyed out. I found that it's ...
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Is MSIZAP still useful, or is it obsolete?

I update flash using MSI files installed by group policy. However, with every update, about a third of the workstations fail to update (Windows Vista and Windows 7 32/64-bit editions). In the event ...
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How do I reinstall PHP on my system?

I did sudo aptitude --purge remove php5, which removed successfully, except php5 is still installed on my system. How can I uninstall and re-install php5? UPDATE Thanks for the answers, I have ...
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How to uninstall ubersvn in Ubuntu?

I cannot find a good/official way to do this in Ubuntu. The best one I got from googling is this post. So how can we completely remove UberSVN after installing it?
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Dell PowerEdge R710 ESXi installation [on which disk should I install?]

Im very new to the whole virtualization thing. I have a server that I can learn on, its Dell PowerEdge R710. I tried to install ESXi 5.5 on it. I booted from my CD with ESXi 5.5 I downloaded from ...
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Is there any way to retrieve data of a mysql database that has been uninstalled

I wanted to know if there is a way to recover the data of a de-installed mysql server.
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How do I uninstall the Search/Indexing Feature on Server 2012 R2?

We have trouble with the SearchIndexer on Windows 2012 R2. Microsoft suggests do uninstall the feature and reinstall it. Where can I do that in Windows Server 2012? Can't find the feature in the ...
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Can't uninstall windows service

I have somehow managed to half uninstall a windows service I was developing. In no particular order It won't delete if I use sc delete servicename It gives an exception using installutil /u ...
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How is Apache still working?

Recently, I decided to set up a local development environment for my work projects. I'm a PHP developer, with just enough knowledge of Linux and Apache to break things mightily. To get the local ...
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Uninstall Older Sql Server After Upgrade

Is it ok to uninstall older versions of SQL Server after an upgrade? I have 2008/2008 R2 installed, but using 2014 since it was just upgraded.
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Stuck on “removing managed software”

At one time, I had the Software Installation feature in GPO set to install the Java 7 update 11 MSI installer. Then, I removed it with the removal method "immediately uninstall the software from users ...
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Kill process, then uninstall application--Can I do this with PowerShell, over 400 computers, from a txt file?

I'm fairly new to PowerShell, but I'm very much trying to figure it out. Here's the sum up of what I want to do: 400 computers, with no more than 5 at a physical location, connected by fairly poor ...
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How do I automate the removal of Etrust Antivirus?

What's the easiest way to remove Etrust antivirus en masse? Background: I'm installing AVG on each of the clients and need to remove Etrust antivirus. I'm looking for a way to automate it. We have ...
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Windows 7 RunAs appwiz.cpl

I am tasked with preparing our office with Windows 7. So right now I am in the test every application I can find that we run phase. I am doing this in our normal setup, which is a limited user. I do a ...
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exception occurs during uninstalling msi

I installed my web application via an msi. When I try to unistall the application via add/remove programmes an exception occurs during the uninstall and the uninstall never completes. Is there any way ...
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UBUNTU 9.10: Unable to install packages due to broken packages

I have not been able to install new packages in Ubuntu since the linux-restricted-modules-2.6.28-17-generic package is broken... I get the following errors while installing any package....I had ...
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Remove Dell Openmanage from Windows 2008

I have installed Dell Openmanage Server Agent 4.2.2 on Windows Server 2008. I need the newer version, so I need to install this version first. However, outside some registry references pointing to ...
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Removing software with a script

Can someone please provide me with a script I can run that will remove software from a computer. I am using Boztek remote scripts to do this. The softwae uninstall file is at C:\Program ...
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WINSRV | Unable to remove Remote Desktop Service Web Access (0x800f0922)

I have a big problem, because I can't uninstall the Remote Desktop Service Web Access role. I am always getting error code 0x800f0922. When I want to uninstall it with IIS, my server restarts and says ...