This chapter explains how to uninstall Oracle WebCenter Content from Oracle Fusion Middleware.
This chapter includes the following sections:
Uninstalling Oracle WebCenter Content from your system includes stopping Oracle WebLogic Server, removing application schemas, and uninstalling and removing Oracle homes.
Use the instructions provided in this chapter for removing the software. If you try to remove the software manually, you may experience problems when you try to reinstall the software again at a later time. Following the procedures in this section will ensure that the software is properly removed.
Before uninstalling the Oracle WebCenter Content component from Oracle Fusion Middleware, you should stop all of the servers and processes.
You can stop each Managed Server in your Oracle WebLogic Server domain from the
bin directory under your domain home directory:
The directory path to the Middleware home (
MW_HOME) and the name of the domain (
DomainHome) were provided on the Specify Domain Name and Location screen in Fusion Middleware Configuration Wizard.
Stop each Managed Server in the Oracle WebLogic Server domain with the
This script requires that you specify a server name, such as one of these names:
UCM_server1 (WebCenter Content)
IBR_server1 (Inbound Refinery)
IRM_server1 (Oracle IRM)
The Managed Servers names are in the
startManagedWebLogic_readme.txt file. To view the server names on a UNIX operating system, issue this command:
To view the server names on a Windows operating system, double-click this file:
The value of
admin_url is the Administration Server URL. If the Administration Server does not use the default port, 7001, you need to specify a value for
admin_url, such as
If you are prompted for the Oracle WebLogic Server user name and password, use the ones that were provided on the Configure Administrator User Name and Password screen in the configuration wizard.
Close any connections to the Administration Server for the domain, such as a Web browser interface, and stop the Administration Server:
For more information, see ”Starting and Stopping Oracle Fusion Middleware” in the Oracle Fusion Middleware Administrator's Guide.
Run the Repository Creation Utility (RCU) to drop one or more Oracle WebCenter Content schemas from your database.
You can download a ZIP file containing the Repository Creation Utility from either of these websites:
Oracle Software Delivery Cloud at
Oracle Fusion Middleware 11g Software Downloads page on Oracle Technology Network (OTN) at
After downloading the ZIP file, extract the contents to a directory of your choice, and then start RCU as the preceding text describes.
On a Windows operating system, do not unzip the RCU ZIP file to a directory with a name that contains spaces.
Start RCU with the
rcu startup file:
Follow these instructions to drop one or more Oracle WebCenter Content schemas:
Create Repository screen
Select Drop, and click Next.
Database Connection Details screen
Provide the credentials to connect to your database instance. These are the same credentials you provided on this screen when you created the Oracle WebCenter Content schemas. For more information, see Section 2.2, "Creating Oracle WebCenter Content Schemas with the Repository Creation Utility."
Click Next. The Checking Prerequisites screen appears.
If you have any prerequisite errors, the Database Connection Details screen displays details about the errors. Fix any errors, and click Next again.
After the checking is complete with no errors, click OK to dismiss the screen.
Select Components screen
Select a schema prefix, and then select the name of each schema you want to drop from the repository.
Click Next. The Checking Prerequisites dialog box appears.
If you have any prerequisite errors, the Select Components screen displays details about the errors. Fix any errors, and click Next again.
After the checking is complete with no errors, click OK to dismiss the dialog box, and then click Next.
Click Drop. A Drop dialog box appears, in which you can click Stop before the schemas are dropped.
If you have any drop errors, the Summary screen displays details about the errors. Fix them, and click Drop again.
If your database is running on a Windows operating system, ensure that previous sessions accessing the tablespace are closed before the drop. After the drop, you might need to manually delete the
Completion Summary screen
The deinstaller attempts to remove the Oracle home from which it was started. Before you remove the Oracle home for Oracle WebCenter Content, be sure to stop all running processes that use this Oracle home. After you remove the software, you will no longer be able to use your Oracle WebLogic Server domain.
This procedure does not remove any Oracle WebLogic Server domains that you have created. It removes only the software in the WebCenter Content Oracle home.
Follow the instructions in Table 11-1 to uninstall Oracle WebCenter Content.
The deinstaller will attempt to remove the Oracle home directory from which it was started. Before you choose to remove the Oracle home, make sure that it is not in use by an existing domain.
|No.||Screen||Description and Action Required|
Start the Oracle Fusion Middleware 11g WebCenter Content Installer with the
On a Windows operating system, you can also start the deinstallation from the Start menu by selecting Programs, then Oracle ECM 11g - Home1, and then Uninstall. The names of folders and program groups might be different on your Windows system.
Click Next to continue.
Verify the Oracle home you are about to uninstall.
If you want to save the configuration, click the Save button. Then, in the Save dialog box, specify a file, and click Save. In the Response File Message dialog box, click OK.
Click Deinstall to continue.
This screen shows the progress and status of the deinstallation.
In the Warning dialog box, click Yes to undeploy all Oracle WebCenter Content applications and uninstall Oracle WebCenter Content from Oracle Fusion Middleware, or click No to undeploy the Oracle WebCenter Content applications without deleting the WebCenter Content Oracle home.
Click Finish to dismiss the screen.
If the deinstallation procedure did not remove your WebCenter Content Oracle home directory, you can use the
rm command to manually remove the directory and all of its subdirectories on a UNIX operating system.
Change directories to the directory that contains the WebCenter Content Oracle home directory:
Specify the name of the WebCenter Content Oracle home directory in this command:
rm -rf WCC_ORACLE_HOME
If the deinstallation procedure did not remove your WebCenter Content Oracle home directory, you can use the Delete command on the File menu and remove program groups from the Start menu to manually remove the directory and all of its subdirectories on a Windows operating system.
In Windows Explorer, you can navigate to the
MW_HOME directory, right-click the
WCC_ORACLE_HOME folder, and then choose Delete from the File menu.
You can remove the program groups from the
Start Menu\Programs folder, if they exist. For example, you might remove the following program groups from
C:\Documents and Settings\All Users\Start Menu\Programs:
Oracle WebLogic (BEAHOME 1)
Oracle ECM 11g - Home1
The names of folders and program groups might be different on your Windows system.