Uninstalling ArcGIS Desktop

The ArcGIS software components can be easily uninstalled. Regardless of the software product type installed, ArcView, ArcInfo, or ArcEditor, the Add/Remove program item will be listed as ArcGIS Desktop. If you have installed ArcGIS Desktop and enabled ArcView (Single Use) or ArcEditor (Single Use) on your machine, uninstalling removes all applications.

The tutorial data is listed as ArcGIS Tutorial Data. The ArcGIS 9.x License Manager is listed as ArcGIS License Manager.

Selecting ArcGIS Desktop from the Add/Remove Programs dialog box provides the options to uninstall (Remove All) or add and remove installation components. For information on adding or removing installation components, see the topic, Adding ArcGIS Desktop installation components.

If you uninstall using Add/Remove programs, VBA 6.5 will also be removed (if ArcGIS Desktop was the only setup that installed it). If you uninstall manually using msiexec commands, ArcGIS Desktop will not remove VBA 6.5.

Note

If you have completed an installation of ArcView (Single Use) or ArcEditor (Single Use) and ArcGIS Desktop (floating applications), removing ArcGIS Desktop will uninstall both.

Uninstalling ArcGIS Desktop products

From the Start button, click Control Panel. Double-click the Add/Remove Programs Icon. Select the application to uninstall (ArcGIS Desktop, ArcGIS Tutorial Data, etc) from the program list, and click the Remove button.

Uninstalling ArcGIS Desktop on Vista

When uninstalling ArcGIS Desktop on Vista the following dialog will be displayed when ArcGIS Desktop has been removed but before  VBA 6.5 is removed.  Select 'setup Application' in the list, and click Ignore for the uninstallation to proceed.

Uninstalling Python

When Python is installed by the ArcGIS Desktop setup, it is not uninstalled when you uninstall ArcGIS Desktop. You must manually remove it. The Add/Remove program item is Python 2.5.1.

How to perform an uninstallation of ArcGIS Desktop silently

To uninstall a product silently use the following Windows Installer command:

msiexec /x <{product code}> /qb

For example: To uninstall ArcGIS Desktop 9.3 silently, use the following command line:

msiexec.exe /x {5033400B-0977-45AB-94CE-CC135A8E1BBB} /qb

 

Any ArcGIS product can be uninstalled silently using the product code. The product codes for 9.2 products can be found below. You can script your uninstallation of 9.2 products in anticipation of installing 9.3.  The Knowledge Base article 28709 is updated and available with the product codes for ArcGIS releases.

 

ArcGIS 9.2

ArcGIS Desktop {1F34839E-4826-4B64-B1B3-42E5AE8DEC5A}

ArcGIS Tutorial Data {1032F58F-D319-42C1-A25F-2D3C9A26705B}

ArcGIS Desktop SDK for the Microsoft .NET Framework {0CCCA447-8A01-41E2-92D0-5B8ED1E7B665}

ArcGIS Desktop SDK for VB6 {DEE23DF7-BB97-46DE-B384-0DCB0F5DF0A9}

ArcGIS Desktop VBA Developer Resources {1FD0DD4B-A072-4FE7-BDCD-84E3B1302678}

ArcGIS Desktop SDK for Visual C++ {FE5655A6-E2DF-4BEA-97B8-4F9A11F44747}

ArcGIS Engine Runtime {9B139B36-F1FF-4DB8-89F9-4DA3D5C12BE8}

ArcGIS Engine SDK for C++ {4E2A301F-8A7B-447F-AF24-1ED1C9E69A81}

ArcGIS Engine SDK for the Java Platform {17A643B2-A659-4859-AEEB-D1CD6A62FC8D}

ArcGIS Engine SDK for the Microsoft .NET Framework {7132A6AB-FB83-4E81-98E0-88F748AA9DD4}

ArcGIS Engine SDK for Visual Basic 6 {84A7AF81-6B9F-44D0-8316-682C3CB09748}

ArcGIS Engine SDK for Visual C++ {571AA05F-FDAE-40A0-9979-A91C3E2BD5F9}

ArcGIS Help System for the Java Platform {DB78CD8E-77D9-450F-9150-B68DDCFE75AE}

ArcInfo Workstation {494D3701-9D5E-44AC-BF3B-1BC682EE797C}

ArcGIS Server for the Microsoft .NET Framework {B4E1F242-76E1-4C8C-BF15-59DED0EE6D8C}

ArcGIS Server for the Java Platform {00B1C980-318A-4505-A578-5FA9825A2AFB}

ArcGIS ArcIMS {752AE27D-0AE5-4728-B615-308926C04A91}

ArcIMS Web ADF for the Microsoft .NET Framework {9620E027-4D61-4DE3-BB68-5632565BA546}

ArcIMS Web ADF for the Java Platform {0DBB552C-BEB3-4385-BA79-DCB2AD6CD29D}

ArcGIS ArcReader {191DCDE8-C24A-495D-AEA7-F7F07F4AA70F}

 

ArcGIS 9.3 Product Codes

ArcGIS Desktop {5033400B-0977-45AB-94CE-CC135A8E1BBB}

ArcGIS Tutorial Data  {41B76534-B3C2-4FCF-B171-5291A3561051}

ArcGIS Desktop SDK for the Microsoft .NET Framework {FDDE9E05-0C99-452A-8BEF-2A8CA5D63BD9}

ArcGIS Desktop SDK for VB6  {0BEA7956-25DA-455E-877E-7E9D97DA9559}

ArcGIS Desktop VBA Developer Resources  {34779D41-898A-43A2-8A1E-FD15DCD2166D}

ArcGIS Desktop SDK for Visual C++  {FCF6B51D-CE32-437B-8556-016F08A677C5}

ArcGIS Engine Runtime  {993E1907-DC8A-485F-B724-9BCD3F9EA468}

ArcGIS Engine SDK for C++  {E98BEDD5-5AA9-421C-973C-CB14E1752988}

ArcGIS Engine SDK for the Java Platform  {7C96C8E7-C511-4C13-B787-124475EBB418}

ArcGIS Engine SDK for the Microsoft .NET Framework {2662F66D-CE89-4747-A468-AC14C8906460}

ArcGIS Engine SDK for Visual Basic 6  {5D3A6A96-0FB7-4BD8-BD40-2AD357B24C12}

ArcGIS Engine SDK for Visual C++  {2E5EB60C-D096-48AD-B248-AC30FF2CD281}

ArcGIS Help System for the Java Platform  {A9DB4901-5FAB-4104-B0F9-DF11D1C7D362}

ArcInfo Workstation  {2B0AEAE7-6EF2-4642-8F95-DDBC9B72721D}

ArcGIS Server for the Microsoft .NET Framework  {9ACB5D84-EC39-48E8-9970-4812B6F6738E}

ArcGIS Server for the Java Platform  {3B556DE7-7D12-493A-A010-BAA46FDC9F85}

ArcGIS ArcIMS  {AF3EB55C-DC39-4770-9F0F-077B65C94CB7}

ArcIMS Web ADF for the Microsoft .NET Framework {22CABC57-BF82-4CE3-BF8F-49413AD8ED77}

ArcIMS Web ADF for the Java Platform  {A05805ED-806A-464C-BF77-6287D295624E}

ArcGIS ArcReader {7E6618B7-F401-46DE-98CA-E5B5B9C07BCD}

VBA 6.5 {A13D16C5-38A9-4D96-9647-59FCCAB12A85}

VBA 6.5 {FB97C283-1F3C-42D4-AE01-ADC1DC12F774}

ArcGIS  Crystal Reports Wizard {15FB6880-728F-4DF6-BEBB-046302A8E25A}