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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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Can't install/uninstall SQL Server

When I try to install SQL Server Express I got this error Unable to install SQL Server (setup.exe) Then I'm trying to uninstall everything related to the SQL server to avoid previous installation ...
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Script for uninstalling GCPW from multiple systems in a corporate environment

I am looking at ways to uninstall GCPW from close to 100 systems as we are moving to Microsoft. Would running the uninstall.exe using a script suffice? The problem I foresee is that the uninstall file ...
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Uninstalling Exchange 2010: Cannot find MSI for Microsoft Exchange 2007 Enterprise Anti-spam Signatures (ASEntSig.MSI)

Finished migrating from Microsoft Exchange 2010 to Microsoft Exchange 2016 and I am decommissioning the Exchange 2010 server. When uninstalling Exchange 2010 I am getting an error, the uninstaller is ...
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How to remove OneDrive via PowerShell

Just wondering if anyone can successfully uninstall OneDrive using PowerShell on Windows 10/11. The uninstall flag on the executable doesn't remove it even if processes are killed first. OneDriveSetup....
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Startup Script to Uninstall Google Chrome Not Working

I'm working with our sysadmin to uninstall Google Chrome on our network, which we manage via GPO. As it has been installed by the users themselves, by a GPO (which is now deleted) and manually by the ...
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Did aptitude uninstall the gnome gui?

Recently I wanted to remove the keyboard-configuration app for linux, so I typed sudo apt-get remove keyboard-configuration it prompted me if I wanted to remove a bunch of packages (17 MB), and now ...
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Silent unattended uninstall switches for vmtools?

Looking for the NON-MSIEXEC totally silent uninstall switches for vmtools. I know the silent install is VMware-tools--x86_64.exe /s /v /qn I just need the uninstall, I feel like it would be similar ...
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Run cmd command as admin through the pipe

I find myself in a bit of a weird situation and I'm hoping someone would be able to advise for me. I have a tool, RMM datto, which allows myself to run commands to all machines on the domain. I'm ...
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Cannot uninstall Python 3.8.1 silently using MSIEXEC

I initially deployed Python 3.8.1 in our org (through WSUS Package Publisher if relevant) using the MSI's found here. I installed these MSI's using WSUS Package Publisher with the following command ...
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Remote silent uninstall of NVDA

I deployed NVDA (https://www.nvaccess.org/) to Windows 10 machines using --install-silent, but now need to uninstall the software. There is an uninstall.exe in the program file, but it doesn't appear ...
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How to suppress Uninstall-Package prompting to install nuget

I am writing a script to go through our fleet of Windows machines, search for a couple of applications, and uninstall them if found. To achieve this, I am using two commands Get-Package Uninstall-...
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Uninstall a single server instance through the registry

I'm running SQL Server 2014 and have 50 separate instances running. This is the max limit of number of instances for this version and I obviously need to uninstall some instances and clean up. ...
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Full Silent Uninstall of Tomcat on Windows

When running the silent uninstall command: "C:\Program Files\Apache Software Foundation\Tomcat 8.5\Uninstall.exe" /S -ServiceName="Tomcat8" Tomcat is uninstalled but it leaves behind a bunch of ...
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How can I completely uninstall SQL Server 2016 and everything that it installed?

I installed the Express edition of SQL Server 2016 to test and I now want to uninstall it and everything that it installed on this server. I have SQL Server 2014 installed and do not want that ...
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Remove Gitlab EE from Centos7

I just installed https://about.gitlab.com/installation/#centos on Centos7 vps running Apache. I should have read more before doing so as it conflicts with Apache and I don't want the EE edition. How ...
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What is the "Microsoft SQL Server 2008 R2 RsFx Driver" and can I run SQL Server without it?

Our German hosting company complains about licensing issues with our SQL Server Express installation and demands us to uninstall (or re-license) the following components: Microsoft SQL Server 2008 R2 ...
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SQL Server 2014 stuck on uninstall

It must be around one hour and a half that I'm waiting for the uninstall process but it is frozen on this task: Can't Uninstall Any ideas?
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APT/DPKG is broken - Unable to remove mysql-server-core-5.5

I want to completely remove any packages related to mysql on my server. But I seems unable to achieve that task. APT seems unable to understand that mysql-server is not installed on the server. Is it ...
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Uninstall WinRAR through GPO?

I wrote a script that I have added in as a computer based policy to run at startup. This script checks which version of WinRAR (x86/x64) is installed and runs the correct uninstall.exe with the /s ...
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Ubuntu insserv rejected the script header

I m constantly getting this error while I m trying to install or purge any packages - insserv: exiting now without changing boot order! update-rc.d: error: insserv rejected the script header The ...
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How can I uninstall SQL Server 2016 CTP3.3 from Windows 7 (and bypass the uninstaller's OS version check)?

I had a temporary need to use MS SQL server, so I installed Microsoft SQL Server 2016 CTP3.3 on my Windows 7 machine because it was easily available. It installed successfully, and I was able to get ...
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Java installed and uninstalled without asking permission

A customer has provided a Windows Server 2012R2 instance to use as our server. This morning (July 25th) I reconnected to the box to change my password and was immediately prompted about a successful ...
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Fix WSUS related DB bloating, Uninstall & Install issues on SBS Server 2008?

Environment: SBS Server 2008 DC/ Domain Server: Windows Server 2008 FE Microsoft Windows Server Update Services 3.0 SP1 - MMC SUSDB.MDF started at 14.x GB and when trying to use the Updates Cleanup ...
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Remote service query (sc.exe query) fails with "access is denied" for one service, but not others

I'm trying to remotely uninstall a specific service, but get the famous "FAILED 5: Access is denied." message. I've reduced the test case to running sc \\remotemachine.domain.local query "flexnet ...
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Disable or Uninstall Malicious Software Removal Tool on Windows Server KB890830 Automatic Maintenance

We have a script that declines KB890830 updates for our on-premise Windows Update Server, but we recently found someone approved one of the monthly updates before the script could run and the ...
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Windows 7 Uninstalling Software Fails on Several Computers Consistently

I have several computers that seem to have trouble uninstalling software consistently. They are Windows 7 machines in an Active Directory domain. Basically I have been trying to push software ...
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Prevent debian package from being removed by puppet

is there a way to prevent a debian package from being removed? I want to prevent any resolution of "replaces" and "breaks" attributes that would lead to removing that package while being able to ...
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Silent uninstall of Lenovo ThinkVantage System Update

Need to rollout the newest Lenovo ThinkVantage System Update (v5.06.0034) via SCCM 2012. I want this update to supersede all lower versions and for that I need to uninstall those previous version ...
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How do I reinstall 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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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 ...
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How to uninstall default nginx on openBSD

I want to install a custom compiled nginx on OpenBSD, but I'm having problems running it because nginx is already installed in the default OpenBSD (5.6) install. In some way it is like I managed to ...
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Windows Server 2008 application unistalled by unknown process

an application was uninstalled by system account on a windows server 2008 machine. We did not do it. Looking the event viewer we did not learn anything more. How do I find out what happened.
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Uninstall new Relic package completely [closed]

I want to remove the package completely and start again as the server now has more 4 cores rather that 2, when new relic was first installed. Have tried yum erase newrelic-sysmond , but this still ...
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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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"sudo apt-get remove hadoop" is not removing package

I am trying to uninstall Cloudera Hadoop from my Ubuntu System. For this I tried sudo apt-get remove hadoop command but this command is failing with following message: ubuntu@ip-10-82-19-71:~/cluster-...
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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? Same ...
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Errors when using gitlab-ctl uninstall

After trying to install gitlab using the .deb package they provide, I gave it up and now I wan't to uninstall it. But when I run "sudo gitlab-ctl uninstall" it only get: I have absolutely no idea ...
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How to run multiple commands with psexec? [duplicate]

I need to run a command to uninstall forefront on some of our workstations and am having a bit of trouble formatting the command. Here's what needs to happen (in multiple commands) xcopy \\...
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uninstall mysql in linux server giving error

I'm trying to uninstall mysql 4.1 package in linux server. Command : yum remove mysql mysql-server It is giving error : Setting up Remove Process Resolving Dependencies --> Populating ...
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change configure -prefix in apache 2.2.18 installation linux

I have installed apache2.2.18 on my linux server. However, while configuring it using ./configure –prefix=PREFIX command i gave a wrong prefix. I noticed it after running make install command as ...
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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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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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Uninstall nagios that has been manually installed through source

I installed nagios through this guide which works fine, but now i'd like to uninstall it altogether. Could you guide me what i need to delete as i cannot see an uninstallation routine.
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disable nagios apache monitoring and amanda client

I´ve cloned a Ubunutu 12.04 virtual Server. The original server uses Nagios for apache monitoring and amanda client for backups. On the clone I want disable both services. Whats the best way for this? ...
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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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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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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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Just installed Ubuntu server - What services can i disable/uninstall?

i just installed Ubuntu server 13.04. What services can i disable/uninstall? All i want is to keep sshd (to connect to my vps) and whatever is absolutely needed for the system to run and get rid of ...
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Silently uninstall using msiexec without closing explorer.exe

I am trying to use the msi uninstaller to uninstall inventor 2011 but doing it silently causes explorer to close and not restart. I have a VB script from Autodesk that will work however it is not ...
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How can I find out which applications on my computer use .NET? [closed]

I would like to clean-up some of my computers. There are multiple versions of the .NET framework installed in parallel (2.0, 3.0, 3.5). How can I find out if one of my local applications is still ...
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