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Sun Java System Application Server Platform Edition 8 Installation Guide 

Chapter 3
Uninstalling Application Server 8

All components in the current Application Server installation directory are automatically selected for uninstallation.


  • It is important to use the uninstall routine described here. If you attempt another method, problems will arise when you try to reinstall the same version, or when you install a new version.
  • If you do not stop all domains before the uninstallation, then orphaned processes may exist on your system after the uninstallation.

To uninstall the Application Server software, perform the following steps:

  1. Make sure you have stopped all domains.
  2. Navigate to your Application Server installation directory.
  3. Invoke the uninstall program as follows:
    • On UNIX, type one of the following commands at the command prompt:
      • To use the uninstall that has a graphical interface:
      • ./uninstall

      • To use the uninstall that has a command-line interface:
      • ./uninstall -console

    • On Windows, under the Sun Microsystems, J2EE 1.4 SDK program group in the Start Programs area of your desktop, click Uninstall.
    • On Windows, you can also invoke the uninstall program through the Control Panel:
      1. Navigate to the Control Panel
      2. Choose Add/Remove Programs.
      3. Select Java 2 Platform, Enterprise Edition 1.4 SDK from the list of installed programs.
      4. Click Remove.

      5. Note

          If you did not stop all domains before the uninstallation, orphaned processes may be running on your system. On UNIX, you can identify the processes with the ps -ef command and terminate them with the kill command.

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