Uninstall SharePoint Server 2010


Applies to: SharePoint Server 2010

This article describes how to uninstall Microsoft SharePoint Server 2010.

You remove SharePoint Server 2010 by uninstalling it from Control Panel. When you uninstall SharePoint Server 2010, most files and subfolders located in the installation folders are removed. However, Web.config files, index files, log files, and customizations that you might have are not automatically removed when you uninstall SharePoint Server 2010. Also, Microsoft SQL Server databases are detached, but are not removed from the database server. If you uninstall a single server that has a built-in database, Microsoft SQL Server Express is not removed. When you uninstall SharePoint Server 2010, all user data remains in the database files.

Before you perform this procedure, confirm that you have uninstalled any language packs that you might have on the server.

Uninstall SharePoint Server 2010

Use this procedure to uninstall SharePoint Server 2010.

To uninstall SharePoint Server 2010

  1. Verify that you are a member of the Farm Administrators group or a member of the Administrators group on the local computer.

  2. On the computer that runs SharePoint Server 2010, log on as a local or domain administrator.

  3. Click Start, and then click Control Panel.

  4. In the Programs area, click Uninstall a program.

  5. In the Uninstall or change a program dialog box, click Microsoft SharePoint Server 2010.

  6. Click Change.

  7. On the Change your installation of Microsoft SharePoint Server 2010 page, click Remove, and then click Continue. A confirmation message appears.

  8. Click Yes to remove SharePoint Server 2010. A warning message appears.

  9. Click OK to continue. A confirmation message appears.

  10. Click OK.

    You might be prompted to restart the server.


If you did not remove the language template packs before you uninstalled and then reinstalled SharePoint Server 2010, you must run Repair from the SharePoint Products Configuration Wizard for each language template pack on the server. After the repair operation is complete, you must restart the server. Finally, complete the language template pack configuration by running the SharePoint Products Configuration Wizard.

See Also


Add a Web or application server to the farm (SharePoint Server 2010)
Remove a server from the farm (SharePoint Server 2010)
Hardware and software requirements (SharePoint Server 2010)
Deploy a single server with a built-in database (SharePoint Server 2010)
Deploy a single server with SQL Server (SharePoint Server 2010)
Multiple servers for a three-tier farm (SharePoint Server 2010)
Deploy language packs (SharePoint Server 2010)