About uninstalling Symantec Endpoint Protection Manager

Article:HOWTO17955  |  Created: 2009-01-02  |  Updated: 2009-01-17  |  Article URL http://www.symantec.com/docs/HOWTO17955
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About uninstalling Symantec Endpoint Protection Manager

When you uninstall Symantec Endpoint Protection Manager, all Symantec components are uninstalled except exported client installation packages. However, you have the option to not uninstall the embedded database and Microsoft SQL Server database and backup files. For all installations, the database backup files are located on the computer that runs the Symantec Endpoint Protection Manager.

You use the standard Windows Add or Remove Programs feature to uninstall Symantec Endpoint Protection Manager. You must select Change to have the option to uninstall the database. If you select Remove, the database is not uninstalled.

You must turn off replication before you attempt to uninstall a Symantec Endpoint Protection Manager that is set up for replication. After you turn off replication, you can restart the computer from which you want uninstall the Symantec Endpoint Protection Manager, and then you can perform the uninstallation.

You must manually delete all directories that contain exported client installation packages, including those directories that were created with the Migration and Deployment Wizard. You must also manually delete all backup files and directories, including those backup files and directories that contain private keys, certificates, and database files.

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