Uninstall ConfigMgr Primary Site Server


Here’s a simple step-by-step blog post that outline the steps needed to uninstall a primary site server. Note that this is just a primary server, no CAS or secondary servers involved here.

In my AD I currently have two sites. I will be expecting the uninstall to remove the SCM instance from the System Management container.

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To get started head over to uninstall a program in Control Panel. Select the ‘System Center Configuration Manager Primary Site Setup’ and click ‘Uninstall/Change’

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The familiar ConfigMgr install wizard will appear. Click Next.

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Now select ‘Uninstall this Configuration Manager site’ and click Next.

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At this stage, I have a choice of keeping the primary database or consoles on the system. I will remove them so therefore I leave the boxes unchecked. Click Next.

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Now I am prompted to confirm that I wish to remove the site. Click Yes

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The removal of the site begins

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Once the uninstall is complete click Close.

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You can monitor the uninstall via the ConfigMgrSetup.log in the root of your system drive.

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A quick check of the AD System Management container confirms that the uninstall has performed its tidy up. If anything had been left in there you can simply delete.

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If you are running a site with multiple ConfigMgr site system servers then I recommend you remove these first prior to running the uninstall process.

One comment

  1. Hi there,

    Do you have a tool to ‘scrub’ for SCCM. It’s left the ‘CONFIGURATION_MANAGER_UPDATE’ service after uninstalling SCCM 1702.

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