The uninstaller program leaves some files that can prevent you from reinstalling into the original directory. Delete files and registry entries to clean the machine so that one can reinstall into any directory. If you are not planning to reinstall, do not uninstall manually.
Before you begin
You can reinstall without a clean machine. Such an installation creates a coexistence scenario that can prevent you from installing into the original directory.
The uninstaller program removes all profiles, including all of the configuration data and applications in each profile. Before you start the uninstall procedure, back up the config folder, the installableApps folder, and the installedApps folder of each profile, if necessary. See Using command line tools for a description of managing configuration files. Back up all applications that are not stored in another location.
Cleaning the machine means deleting everything from the previous installation, including log files that are left behind by the uninstall command. Before you start the procedure, back up log files, if necessary. See Troubleshooting installation for the location of log files.
This procedure uninstalls your WAS product. See the following topics to uninstall other components on the product disc:
- Uninstalling the Web server plug-ins for WebSphere Application Server
- Uninstalling IBM HTTP Server
- Uninstalling Application Client for WebSphere Application Server
Run one of the following procedures to produce a clean machine on your operating system.
Steps for this task (dependent on configuration)
- Uninstall manually on an AIX system.
- Uninstall manually on an HP-UX system.
- Uninstall manually on a Linux system.
- Uninstall manually on a Solaris system.
- Uninstall manually on a Windows system.
Manually uninstalling produces a clean system. A clean system has no evidence of a previously deleted installation.
What to do next
Go to Task overview: Installing to begin planning a new installation.
Manually uninstalling on an AIX system
Manually uninstalling on an HP-UX system
Manually uninstalling on a Linux system
Manually uninstalling on a Solaris system
Manually uninstalling on a Windows system
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