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Uninstall Tekla Structures

Last updated September 10, 2018 by Tekla User Assistance tekla.documentation@trimble.com

Software version: 
2018i

Uninstall Tekla Structures

Uninstall Tekla Structures

When you no longer need a version of Tekla Structures or related components, you can uninstall to save space on the computer.

Before you uninstall the license server, deactivate the licenses.

Uninstall Tekla Structures

Uninstall the Tekla Structures software and environments in the Windows Control Panel.

You can have many Tekla Structures versions on your computer. When you install and start using a new version, you do not need to uninstall the older versions.

When you no longer use a Tekla Structures version, you can uninstall it without affecting other installed Tekla Structures versions.

  1. Go to the Windows Control Panel > Programs > Programs and Features.
  2. Select a component, click Uninstall and follow the prompts. Follow this order:
    1. Uninstall the service packs.
    2. Uninstall the Tekla Structures environments.

      When you uninstall an environment of a Tekla Structures software version you are still using, the uninstalled environment is not shown in the Tekla Structures setup dialog box anymore.

    3. Uninstall the main Tekla Structures software.
    4. If installed, uninstall the offline help package.
    5. If needed, delete the additional files or extensions related to Tekla Structures manually from the installation folders.
  3. If you no longer wish to run any version of Tekla Structures on the computer, uninstall the components that are not version-specific.
    1. The Tekla Warehouseservice for collaboration and for storing and sharing Tekla Structures content

      In Tekla Warehouse the content items are stored in collections. Tekla Warehouse includes the Tekla Warehouse Service and the Tekla Warehouse web site.

      Tekla Warehouse is one of the Tekla online services.

      service and content components.
    2. The Tekla Structures license borrowing tool.

      Return a borrowed Tekla Structures license before you uninstall the license borrowing tool.

    3. The Tekla Structures license administration tool.
    4. For uninstalling a Tekla Structures license server, see the instructions below.

Uninstall the license server

Follow the instructions below when you want to permanently remove the licensing server from this computer. If you are upgrading to a new version on the same computer, see Update the Tekla Structures license server instead.

  1. Make sure that all borrowed licenses are returned. You can use LMTOOLS to check who has borrowed licenses.
  2. Deactivate Tekla Structures licenses.

    Deactivating releases the license so that the license can be later activated on another license server installation (applies even to licenses that have expired or updated to a new Tekla Structures version).

  3. Go to the Windows Services snap-in and stop the Tekla Structures licensing service.

    You can find the snap-in using the Windows start menu search.

  4. Go to the Windows Control Panel > Programs > Programs and Features.
  5. Select the Tekla Structures license server and click Uninstall.

    If the license server uninstallation fails, uninstall the license server manually.

Uninstall the license server manually

Automatic Tekla Structures license server installation can normally be uninstalled from the Control Panel.

If the automatic uninstallation cannot be performed, like in the case of manual installation, you need to uninstall the license server manually.

Before you start license server uninstallation, stop FlexNet licensing services and other licensing services.

To manually uninstall the licensing server:

  1. Make sure that all borrowed licenses are returned. You can use LMTOOLS to check who has borrowed licenses.
  2. Deactivate Tekla Structures licenses.

    Deactivating releases the license so that the license can be later activated on another license server installation (applies even to licenses that are updated to a new Tekla Structures version).

  3. Go to Tekla Structures Licensing > LMTOOLS through the Start menu or Start screen , depending on your Windows operating system.
  4. Go to the Service/License File tab tab, select Configuration using Services , and ensure that Tekla Structures Licensing Service is selected in the list.
  5. Go to the Start/Stop/Reread tab and click Stop Server to stop the license server.
  6. Go to the Config Services tab, ensure that Tekla Structures Licensing Service is shown in the Service name box and then click Remove Service.
  7. At the command prompt, enter the following command: uninstallanchorservice.exe
  8. Uninstall Tekla Structures license server from the Control Panel to complete the uninstallation.
The Tekla Structures license server is uninstalled.

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