Uninstall Nintex Workflow 2010

Document created by emily.billing@nintex.com Champion on May 27, 2014Last modified by emily.billing@nintex.com Champion on Jan 29, 2015
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Follow these steps to completely uninstall Nintex Workflow 2010


Removing the Nintex Workflow 2010 Solution

  1. Disable web level features on all webs that use NW2010.
  2. Disable site collection features on all site collections that use NW2010.
  3. Navigate to SharePoint Central Administration. In the Nintex Workflow Management section, click the Web Application Activation link.
  4. Check the All content web applications option and click Deactivate.
  5. In the Quick Launch menu, click System Settings. In the Farm Management section, click the Manage farm solutions link.
  6. Retract and remove the solutions installed by Nintex Workflow 2010, in the following order:

    To retract and remove each solution, use the following steps.
    1. Click the link for the solution and then click Retract solution.
    2. Click the link for the solution again and then click Remove solution.
  7. From Add/Remove programs on the server, uninstall Nintex Workflow 2010.


Removing the Nintex Workflow Database

  1. Open Microsoft SQL Server Management Studio and delete the associated Nintex Workflow database(s).


Removing entries from the Web.Config

  1. On the server's file system, navigate to the folder hosting the web application (by default "C:\inetpub\wwwroot\wss\virtualdirectories\80").
  2. Open web.config with Notepad.
  3. Verify there is no reference to “Nintex.Workflow”. If there are any, delete them.
  4. Use stsadm.exe to run this command to remove farm properties added by Nintex Workflow:
    stsadm.exe –o setproperty –pn “NintexWorkflowServer2010License” –pv “”
  5. Use stsadm.exe to run this command:
    stsadm.exe –o setproperty –pn “NW2007ConfigurationDatabase” –pv “”
    Note: The reference to the NW2007ConfigurationDatabase is correct.
  6. You should also remove the following libraries and lists :