How to uninstall Azure PowerShell modules

This article explains how to uninstall Azure PowerShell, or completely remove it from your system. If you've decided to completely uninstall Azure PowerShell and don't plan to reinstall it, give us some feedback through the Send-Feedback cmdlet. If you encountered a bug, file a GitHub issue.

Uninstall the Az module

If you have the Az module installed on your system and would like to uninstall it, there are two options. Which method you follow depends on how you installed the Az module. If you're not sure of your original installation method, follow the MSI steps for uninstalling first.

Option 1: Uninstall the Az PowerShell module from MSI

If you installed Az PowerShell module using the MSI package, you must uninstall through the Windows system rather than PowerShell.

Platform Instructions
Windows 10 Start > Settings > Apps
Windows 7
Windows 8
Start > Control Panel > Programs > Uninstall a program

Once on this screen, you should see Azure PowerShell in the program listing. This is the app to uninstall. If you don't see this program listed, then you installed through PowerShellGet and should follow the instructions outlined in option 2.

Option 2: Uninstall the Az PowerShell module from PowerShellGet

When the Az PowerShell module is installed, it installs numerous PowerShell modules for different Azure services. All of the modules begin with an Az prefix.

Important

Run PowerShell elevated as an admin if any version of the Az PowerShell module is installed in the all users $env:PSModulePath.

To uninstall the Az PowerShell module, you can use the Uninstall-Module cmdlet. However, Uninstall-Module only uninstalls the modules specified for the Name parameter. To remove the Az PowerShell module completely, you must uninstall each module individually.

Note

Uninstallation can be complicated if you have more than one version of the Az PowerShell module installed. Because of this complexity, we only support uninstalling all versions of the Az PowerShell module that are currently installed.

First, you'll need a list of all the Az PowerShell module versions installed on your system.

Get-InstalledModule -Name Az -AllVersions -OutVariable AzVersions

You can use the following example to generate a list of all the Az PowerShell modules that need to be uninstalled in addition to the Az module.

($AzVersions |
  ForEach-Object {
    Import-Clixml -Path (Join-Path -Path $_.InstalledLocation -ChildPath PSGetModuleInfo.xml)
  }).Dependencies.Name | Sort-Object -Descending -Unique -OutVariable AzModules

Remove the Az modules from memory and then uninstall them.

$AzModules |
  ForEach-Object {
    Remove-Module -Name $_ -ErrorAction SilentlyContinue
    Write-Output "Attempting to uninstall module: $_"
    Uninstall-Module -Name $_ -AllVersions
  }

The final step is to remove the Az PowerShell module.

Remove-Module -Name Az -ErrorAction SilentlyContinue
Uninstall-Module -Name Az -AllVersions

Uninstall the AzureRM module

If you have the Az module installed on your system and would like to uninstall AzureRM, there are two options. Which method you follow depends on how you installed the AzureRM module. If you're not sure of your original installation method, follow the MSI steps for uninstalling first.

Option 1: Uninstall the AzureRM PowerShell module from MSI

If you installed the AzureRM PowerShell module using the MSI package, you must uninstall through the Windows system rather than PowerShell.

Platform Instructions
Windows 10 Start > Settings > Apps
Windows 7
Windows 8
Start > Control Panel > Programs > Uninstall a program

Once on this screen, you should see Azure PowerShell or Microsoft Azure PowerShell - Month Year in the program listing. This is the app to uninstall. If you don't see this program listed, then you installed through PowerShellGet, and should follow the next set of instructions.

Option 2: Uninstall the AzureRM PowerShell module from PowerShellGet

If you installed AzureRM with PowerShellGet, then you can remove the modules with the Uninstall-AzureRM cmdlet, available as part of the Az.Accounts module.

In order to use Uninstall-AzureRM from the Az.Accounts module, you will need to have the Az PowerShell module installed. Having both the AzureRM and the Az modules installed at the same time is not supported, however the Az module can be used to immediately uninstall the AzureRM module. You can install the Az module and bypass the AzureRM module warning with the following command if you do not have the Az module installed already:

Install-Module -Name Az -AllowClobber -Scope CurrentUser

Once the Az module is installed, the following command removes all AzureRM modules from your machine. It requires administrator privileges.

Uninstall-AzureRm