You must have administrator privileges to uninstall VMware vCenter Server.

Important: If you are using the embedded PostgreSQL database, uninstalling vCenter Server causes the embedded database to be uninstalled, and all data is lost.


If you are uninstalling the vCenter Server system, remove the hosts from the Hosts and Clusters inventory.


  1. As an administrator user on the Windows system, click Start > Control Panel > Programs and Features.
  2. Select VMware vCenter Server from the list and click Remove.
  3. Click Remove to confirm that you want to remove the program.
  4. Click Finish.
  5. Reboot the system.