Sun GlassFish Enterprise Server v3 Prelude Installation Guide

Chapter 3 Uninstalling Enterprise Server v3 Prelude

This chapter explains how to remove all components in a current Enterprise Server v3 Prelude installation.

Removing an Enterprise Server Installation

During Enterprise Server installation, a script for uninstalling is placed in the installation directory. This section provides instructions for removing the software using this script. If you attempt another method, problems arise when you try to reinstall the same version or when you install a new version.

Note –

Removing Enterprise Server through silent mode of installation is not supported in this release.

ProcedureTo Uninstall Enterprise Server Software

Completing these steps removes all components in the current Enterprise Server installation.

Before You Begin

Stop all domains and other related processes, including prompts that use the installation directory or its subdirectories, and any applications that use JavaTM Platform, Enterprise Edition (Java EE) platform files bundled with the product.

Use the Administration Console to remove components that you were added to your installation. On the

  1. Remove components that were added to your Enterprise Server v3 Prelude.

    1. To open the Administration Console, type the URL in a browser window.

      The default URL for the Administration Console is:


    2. Log in to the Administration Console.

    3. In the navigation tree, select the Update Tool node.

      The Installed Components page is displayed.

    4. To select all components, click the Select All icon in the table header.

    5. Click Remove.

      The components are removed.

  2. From the command line, run the uninstallation command.

    • Solaris, Linux or MacOS X systems:

      1. Navigate to the directory where Enterprise Server v3 Prelude is installed.

        The default installation directory is as-install/glassfish-v3prelude.

      2. From the command line, run the uninstallation command.


    • Windows systems:

      1. Run the uninstall.exe command.

  3. Verify that Enterprise Server v3 Prelude software is removed.

    • Review the uninstallation log files.

      The names of the uninstallation log files are timestamp -uninstall.log and timestamp-uninstall-summary.html.

      Solaris, Linux and MacOS systems: Uninstallation log files are generated in the $TMP directory.

      Windows systems: Uninstallation log files are generated in the %TEMP% directory.

    • Examine the contents of your directories.

      Check for and delete hidden directories.