Product Documentation

Remove components

Sep 09, 2015

To remove components, Citrix recommends using the Windows feature for removing or changing programs. Alternatively, you can remove components using the command line, or a script on the installation media.

When you remove components, prerequisites are not removed, and firewall settings are not changed. When you remove a Controller, the SQL Server software and the databases are not removed.

Before removing a Controller, remove it from the Site. Before removing Studio or Director, Citrix recommends closing them.

If you upgraded a Controller from an earlier deployment that included Web Interface, you must remove the Web Interface component separately; you cannot use the installer to remove Web Interface.

To remove components using the Windows feature for removing or changing programs

From the Windows feature for removing or changing programs:
  • To remove a Controller, Studio, Director, License Server, or StoreFront, select Citrix XenApp <version> or Citrix XenDesktop <version>, then right-click and select Uninstall. The installer launches, and you can select the components to be removed.

    Alternatively, you can remove StoreFront by right-clicking Citrix StoreFront and selecting Uninstall.

  • To remove a VDA, select Citrix Virtual Delivery Agent <version>, then right-click and select Uninstall. The installer launches and you can select the components to be removed.
  • To remove the Universal Print Server, select Citrix Universal Print Server, then right-click and select Uninstall.

To remove core components using the command line

From the \x64\XenDesktop Setup directory on the installation media, run the XenDesktopServerSetup.exe command.
  • To remove one or more components, use the /remove and /components options.
  • To remove all components, use the /removeall option.

For command and parameter details, see Install using the command line.

For example, the following command removes Studio.
\x64\XenDesktop Setup\XenDesktopServerSetup.exe /remove /components studio

To remove a VDA using the command line

From the \x64\XenDesktop Setup directory on the installation media, run the XenDesktopVdaSetup.exe command.
  • To remove one or more components, use the /remove and /components options.
  • To remove all components, use the /removeall option.

For command and parameter details, see Install using the command line.

For example, the following command removes the VDA and Receiver.
\x64\XenDesktop Setup\XenDesktopVdaSetup.exe /removeall

To remove VDAs using a script in Active Directory; see Install or remove Virtual Delivery Agents using scripts.