Article ID: 1234, created on Oct 6, 2008, last review on Jun 17, 2016

  • Applies to:
  • Virtuozzo containers for Windows

Question

How do I perform a manual removal of Parallels Virtuozzo Containers from the server?

Resolution

  1. Uninstall products using Add/Remove Programs in the following order:

    • PMC
    • PVA
    • PIM
    • PVC

    NOTE: Make sure to un-check the check-box Remove Parallels Virtuozzo Containers data folder; otherwise, all container data will be lost.

    Remove Parallels Virtuozzo Containers data folder

    Don’t reboot

  2. Log off the server, then log back on; all PVC updates will be removed. Reboot when finished.

  3. Log on again after reboot.

  4. Remove all PVC services and drivers from the command line:

    for PVC 3.5.1:

    for %a in (vzwatchdog vzwdogsrv vzupsvc vztmplupsvc vzsrv vzksal VZAOp dbsrv) do sc delete %a
    for %a in (vzadapter vzcore vzdsk vzfs vzktech vznetif vzresdrv vzsched) do sc delete %a 
    

    for PVC 4.0:

    for %a in (vzksal vzsrv vzmon vzupsvc vzvsswriter vztmplupsvc vzaop VZAOpCompat dbsrv) do sc delete %a
    for %a in (vzadapter Vzbridge vzcore vzdsk vzfs vzktech vznetif vzresdrv vzsched) do sc delete %a 
    

    for PVC 4.6:

    for %a in (vzksal vzsrv vzmon vzupsvc vzvsswriter vztmplupsvc vzaop VZAOpCompat dbsrv pvapp pvaagent) do sc delete %a
    for %a in (vzadapter Vzbridge vzcore vzdsk vzfs vzktech vznetif vzresdrv vzsched) do sc delete %a 
    
  5. Reboot the server

  6. Delete the "C:\Program Files\SWsoft\Virtuozzo" folder and the "C:\Program Files (x86)\SWsoft\Virtuozzo" folder on an x64 installation;

    Remove all "vz*" files from the "c:\windows\system32" and "c:\windows\syswow64" folders.

  7. Run regedit (Open Registry Editor) and remove HKLM\Software\SWsoft for x32 installations.

    For x64-bit installations, also remove HKLM\SOFTWARE\Wow6432Node\SWsoft.

  8. Proceed with the installation.

Additional Information

Parallels Virtuozzo Containers reinstallation on clustered environment Virtuozzo fails to re-install with "Error 1720"

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