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How to remove Netwrix Auditor for Active Directory, Group Policy and Exchange?

Last review: Jan 01, 2013
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How can I remove Netwrix Auditor for Active Directory, Group Policy and Exchange


To completely uninstall Netwrix Auditor for Active Directory, Group Policy and Exchange Servers, perform the following steps:

  1. Remove the program using Control Panel.
  2. Delete the entire contents of the Netwrix Auditor Audit Archive folder (to locate the folder correctly see Newtwrix Auditor console -> Settings -> Audit Archive). By default, C:ProgramDataNetWrixManagement ConsoleData.
  3. Delete the following directory:
    • Vista or above: "C:ProgramDataNetWrix"
    • Windows XP, 2003 Server: "C:Documents and SettingsAll UsersApplication DataNetWrix" and  "C:Program FilesCommon FilesNetWrix".
  4. Delete all scheduled Tasks that start with "NetWrix".
  5. Delete the program installation folder.
  6. Launch 'regedit' and remove the following directory:
    • for 32-bit OS: "HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINESOFTWARENetWrix"
    • for 64-bit OS: "HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINESOFTWAREWow6432NodeNetWrix"
  7. To remove all historical data from your SQL Server, remove all Netwrix databases using MS SQL Server Management Studio.
  8. To remove Netwrix Auditor Lightweight Agent from Domain Controllers, refer this KB article
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