You can uninstall the Update Manager server component.

When you uninstall Update Manager from your system, all downloaded metadata and binaries, as well as log data remain on the machine where Update Manager server was installed.


  1. From the Windows Start menu, select Settings > Control Panel > Add or Remove Programs.
  2. Select VMware vSphere Update Manager and click Remove.


The Update Manager server component is uninstalled from your system.

The Update Manager client interface is automatically removed from the vSphere Web Client.

In the vSphere Client, Update Manager remains visible although Update Manager is successfully uninstalled. To remove the Update Manager user interface, disable the VMware vSphere Update Manager Client Plugin or restart the vsphere-ui service. For more information about restarting the vsphere-ui service, see the VMware knowledge base article at