The VMware vSphere components and support tools are uninstalled separately, even if they are on the same machine. You must have administrator privileges to uninstall VMware vCenter Server

Caution

Uninstalling a vCenter Server system while it is running disrupts the vSphere Web Client connections, which can cause data loss.

vCenter Single Sign-On and vCenter Server depend on vCenter Server Java Components (JRE) and vCenter Server tc Server. Inventory Service and the vSphere Web Client depend on vCenter Server Java Components (JRE). Uninstall vCenter Single Sign-On , Inventory Service, vCenter Server, and the vSphere Web Client before you uninstall vCenter Server Java Components (JRE) and vCenter Server tc Server.

Uninstalling the vCenter Server system or the vSphere Web Client does not uninstall any of the other components, such as the bundled database or Microsoft .NET Framework. Do not uninstall the other components if other applications on your system depend on them.

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If you are uninstalling the vCenter Server system, remove the hosts from the Hosts and Clusters inventory.

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As Administrator on the Microsoft Windows system, select Start > Settings > Control Panel > Add/Remove Programs.

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Select the component to remove from the list and click Remove.

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Click Yes to confirm that you want to remove the program.

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Click Finish.