Uninstalling VirtaMove Software

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Uninstalling VirtaMove Software

Only members of the Administrator Group (for example, SID 1001) may uninstall VirtaMove software.

You can uninstall VirtaMove software using:

  • the uninstall feature of the VirtaMove installer if you are upgrading VirtaMove

  • Windows Control Panel

  • a silent uninstallation option

When you uninstall VirtaMove, containers, and container templates are not removed.

Filter Files and Uninstalling VirtaMove

It's possible that a user might have customized the VirtaMoveFilter.xml file during the lifetime of the VirtaMove product. To ensure that the file is not unintentionally deleted when VirtaMove is uninstalled or upgraded, the VirtaMoveFilter.xml file is backed up to the VirtaMove Filters install directory:

C:\Program Files\VirtaMove\Filters

The filename format of the backed up file is:


Where MM is the month, DD the day, YYYY the year, HH the hour, MM minutes, and SS seconds, representing the time at which the file was backed up.

To Uninstall VirtaMove Software Using the VirtaMove Installer

  1. Run VirtaMove64-BitSetup.msi.

  2. Click Next to uninstall the previous version and install the new version.

  3. Click the Remove radio button, then click Next.

  4. Click Remove.

  5. Click Finish. Proceed with installation steps as described in https://virtamove.atlassian.net/wiki/spaces/VDOC/pages/310476970.

To Uninstall VirtaMove Software Using Windows Control Panel

The executable program that interprets packages and installs products is Msiexec.exe.

Using the Quiet display option,  the installer runs an uninstallation without displaying a user interface. Prompts, messages, and dialog boxes are not displayed to the user.

  1. Click Start>Settings>Control Panel.

  2. Double-click Add/Remove Programs and select VirtaMove in the list.

  3. Select the Remove option and then click Yes to confirm the action.

  4. Click Yes to shut down and undock all containers.

  5. Click Finish.

To Perform a Silent Uninstallation


  • You cannot use the silent uninstallation option to upgrade VirtaMove software from a minor to a major version (for example, from VirtaMove 6.0SP2 to 6.1).

  • The command prompt must be run as Administrator.


  • In a command prompt window, run one of the following commands:

    msiexec /qn /x <PathToInstaller.msi>
    msiexec /uninstall <PathToInstaller.msi> /quiet 

For more information about Msiexec.exe, see:

For Windows Installer 2.0 - https://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/aa367988(v=vs.85).aspx
For Windows Installer 3.0 or higher - https://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/aa372024(v=vs.85).aspx

Uninstalling VirtaMove Source Agent and Source Monitor

To Uninstall VirtaMove Source Agent

  • On the source machine, run VirtaMoveSourceAgent_x64.msi or VirtaMoveSourceAgent_x86.msi.

To Uninstall VirtaMove Source Monitor

VirtaMove Source Monitor is part of VirtaMove Source Agent and is therefore uninstalled when you uninstall VirtaMove Source Agent.