Remove components

To remove components tht you installed (such as VDAs), Citrix recommends using the Windows feature for removing or changing programs. Alternatively, you can remove components using the command line, or a script.

When you remove components, prerequisites are not removed, and firewall settings are not changed.

When you remove a VDA, the machine restarts automatically after the removal, by default.

Remove components using the Windows feature for removing or changing programs

From the Windows feature for removing or changing programs:

  • 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.

Remove a VDA using the command line

Run the command that was used to install the VDA: VDAServerSetup.exe, VDAWorkstationSetup.exe, or VDAWorkstationCoreSetup.exe. See Install using the command line for syntax descriptions.

  • To remove only the VDA or only the Citrix Workspace app, use the /remove and /components options.
  • To remove the VDA and Citrix Workspace app, use the /removeall option.

For example, the following command removes the VDA and Citrix Workspace app from a server OS machine.

VDAServerSetup.exe /removeall

For example, the following command removes the VDA but not Citrix Workspace app for Windows (if it is installed). from a desktop OS machine.

VDAWorkstationSetup.exe /remove /component vda

You can also remove a VDA using a script provided by Citrix. See Remove VDAs using the script.