In this wiki, let's walk through the process of completely uninstalling Workflow Manager 1.0. In order to uninstall the Workflow Manager 1.0, you have to perform the below steps in the following order.

Before Beginning


Before proceeding to uninstall, please get the list of all databases associated with Workflow Manager Farm. See below the list of databases for our workflow farm. (BTW, these are the default names.)
  • WfManagementDB
  • SbGatewayDatabase
  • SBContainer01
  • WFInstanceManagementDB
  • WFResourceManagementDB
  • SBManagementDB

Leave the Workflow Manager Farm

  • Go to Start and on top right click Search Icon
  • Type Workflow Manager Configuration in the Search Box and click it.
  • Open the Workflow Manager 1.0 Configuration Wizard. Click Leave Workflow Manager Farm on this page.

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  • On Summary page, click OK.

  • Wait for a couple of minutes to uninstall.

  • Click OK on the success page.

Repeat this Step for all servers in the Workflow Manager farm (if more than one server).

Delete the Database

  • Now login with Database Server using SQL Management Studio.
  • Right-click on the WFManagementDB and select Delete.
  • Check both Delete backup and restore history information for databases and Close existing connections. Click OK.
  • This will delete the database.
Now, repeat the above steps for the remaining five databases one by one.
  • WfManagementDB
  • SbGatewayDatabase
  • SBContainer01
  • WFResourceManagementDB
  • SBManagementDB

Uninstall the Workflow Manager

Please uninstall the component in the below order.

Workflow Manager 1.0

Let's start to uninstall the Workflow Manager.

  • In the Windows Start menu, click Control Panel.
  • Locate the Workflow Manager 1.0 and click Uninstall on it.

  • Click Yes.
  • Wait for a couple of minutes and it will be removed from the server.

Workflow Manager Client 1.0

Now we will uninstall the Workflow Manager Client 1.0.

  • In the Control Panel window, locate the Workflow Manager Client 1.0 and click Uninstall on it.
  • Click Yes.
  • Wait for a couple of minutes and it will be removed from the server.

Service Bus 1.0

Now we will Uninstall the Service Bus 1.0.

  • In the Control Panel window, locate the Service Bus 1.0  and click Uninstall on it.
  • Click Yes.
  • Wait for a couple of minutes and it will be removed from the server.

Windows Fabric

Now we will Uninstall the Windows Fabric.

  • In the Control Panel window, locate the Windows Fabric and click Uninstall on it.
  • Click Yes.
  • Wait for a couple of minutes and it will be removed from the server.

Delete the Folders

Now go back to the server and check if any workflow directory or Service Bus Directory exists. If yes, delete it.

By default, Workflow Manager installs at C:\Program Files\WorkflowManager and Service Bus installs at C:\Program Files\ServiceBus

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