Remove components

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. For example, when you remove a Delivery Controller, the SQL Server software and the databases are not removed.

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.

For information about removing features not mentioned below, see the feature’s documentation.

Preparation

Before removing a Controller, remove it from the Site. For details, see Remove a Controller.

Close Studio and Director before removing them.

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, right-click Citrix Virtual Apps version or Citrix Virtual Desktops version and select Uninstall. The installer launches. Select the components to be removed.

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

  • To remove a VDA, right-click Citrix Virtual Delivery Agent version and select Uninstall. The installer launches and you can select the components to be removed. The machine restarts automatically after the removal, by default.
  • To remove the Universal Print Server, right-click Citrix Universal Print Server and select Uninstall.

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, specify the /remove and /components options.
  • To remove all components, specify 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

Remove VDAs 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.

The machine restarts automatically after the removal, by default.

For example, the following command removes the VDA and Citrix Workspace app.

\x64\XenDesktop Setup\XenDesktopVdaSetup.exe /removeall

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