IMPORTANT: Before you uninstall a Bamboo product, make sure that it is no longer in use on any site in your farm. If a web part resides on a page and you uninstall the web part, an error will be displayed for users that visit that page. The uninstall process does not update individual pages in your SharePoint portal.
Also, if you uninstall Workflow Conductor (WFC) and some workflows built with WFC are still active, those workflows will fail.
You have several choices for how to uninstall your Bamboo product:
|Use the Updated Uninstall Process for Bamboo components||
Based on feedback from our customers, Bamboo introduced updated install/uninstall processes for component products (web parts). Instead of the Setup.exe Installation Application, we now supply two PowerShell scripts – one for Install/Upgrade and the other for Uninstall – to be used to install, upgrade, or uninstall the product.
For more information, see Overview of the Updated Installation Process for Bamboo components.
|Bamboo Installation Package||
You can use the Bamboo product installation package that you used to install the product to uninstall. This is the preferred method, because it performs some automated system checks to help ensure the uninstall will be successful. It also steps you through each component, so its easier to make sure everything is uninstalled. See Using the Setup program to Uninstall for more information.
|SharePoint Central Administration||Many Bamboo products are deployed as SharePoint solutions, so you can retract and remove them from Central Administration. See Uininstalling from SharePoint Central Administration for more information.|
|PowerShell||Some Bamboo products are packaged with a PowerShell script that you can use to uninstall. See Manually uninstall using PowerShell for more information.|
|stsadm||If you prefer, you can use stsadm commands to retract and delete Bamboo SharePoint solutions. See Manually uninstall using stsadm for more information.|
|Add/Remove Programs||Some Bamboo products include components that are installed using an EXE or MSI installer. See Uninstalling a Bamboo .msi or .exe for more information.|
Depending on the uninstall method you choose, there may be a solution left behind after the install. This is intentional, as several Bamboo products use some of the same components. See What is left behind after uninstalling? for more information and steps for how to uninstall completely.