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There is a great post by Scott Gillis of The Code Attic, a Sitecore Technology MVP, where he provides a great uninstall script for SharePoint 9.3 sites installed with the Sitecore Install Assistant. The post has the humble name Sitecore 9.3 Uninstall Script, but it saved my life after some stupid mistakes like messing up my Sitecore installation and forgetting my admin password.
I had to do some, probably for most Sitecore devs obvious, steps that I will document here as my external memory, so I will not forget them:
Sitecore-Uninstall-SIA.ps1in a convenient place (in my case next to the Sitecore Install Assistant installation folder).
The script depends on the SitecoreFundamentals PowerShell module which I did not have installed on my system. I installed it with the following commands:
Register-PSRepository -Name sc-powershell -SourceLocation https://sitecore.myget.org/F/sc-powershell/api/v2 Install-Module -Name "SitecoreFundamentals" -RequiredVersion "1.1.0" -Repository "sc-powershell" -Force
Get a list of installed sites using the following PowerShell command to search the history of sites installed with the Sitecore Install Assistant:
Select-String -Path "$env:USERPROFILE\sitecore.installassistant\Sitecore-InstallConfiguration_*.txt" -Pattern "\[SitecoreXP0_CreateWebsite\]\:\[Create\] "
Which in my case came back with:
Sitecore-InstallConfiguration_1576455425.txt:711:[SitecoreXP0_CreateWebsite]:[Create] sergesc.dev.local Sitecore-InstallConfiguration_1581641373.txt:710:[SitecoreXP0_CreateWebsite]:[Create] habitathomesc.dev.local Sitecore-InstallConfiguration_1585527079.txt:725:[SitecoreXP0_CreateWebsite]:[Create] sxastyleguidesc.dev.local
.\Sitecore-Uninstall-SIA.ps1to uninstall the latest installed Sitecore site, or with
-SIALogFile "$env:USERPROFILE\sitecore.installassistant\Sitecore-InstallConfiguration_1585527079.txt"to uninstall a specific Sitecore site
localhostin my case), SqlAdminUser (
sain my case), and SqlAdminPassword ready, make sure you are uninstalling the right site and GO!
Please do this at your own risk:-)
Note that you can remove the SIA log file and corresponding files with the same number after you successfully removed your site. Don’t remove the remaining log files, you need them for new uninstalls.
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