Uninstall the Terminal Server Role Service

Applies To: Windows Server 2008

Use the following procedure to uninstall the Terminal Server role service from the server.

Membership in the local Administrators group, or equivalent, on the terminal server that you plan to configure, is the minimum required to complete this procedure. Review details about using the appropriate accounts and group memberships at Local and Domain Default Groups (http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkId=83477).


The removal of the Terminal Server role service from the server requires the computer to be restarted.

To uninstall the Terminal Server role service

  1. Open Server Manager. To open Server Manager, click Start, point to Administrative Tools, and then click Server Manager.

  2. In the left pane, expand Roles.

  3. Right-click Terminal Services, and then click Remove Role Services.

  4. On the Select Role Services page, clear the Terminal Server check box, and then click Next.

  5. On the Confirm Removal Selections page, click Remove.

  6. On the Removal Progress page, removal progress will be noted.

  7. On the Removal Results page, you are prompted to restart the server to finish the removal process. Click Close, and then click Yes to restart the server.

  8. If you are prompted that other programs are still running, do either of the following:

    • To close the programs manually and restart the server later, click Cancel.

    • To automatically close the programs and restart the server, click Restart now.

  9. After the server restarts and you log on to the computer, the remaining steps of the removal process will finish. When the Removal Results page appears, confirm that the removal of Terminal Server succeeded.

    You can also confirm that Terminal Server is removed by following these steps:

    1. Start Server Manager.

    2. Under Roles Summary, click Terminal Services.

    3. Under Role Services, confirm that Terminal Server has a status of Not Installed.