Uninstalling Coveo for Sitecore
Hi, Coveo for Sitecore adds a lot of files when it is installed to a sitecore site. Is there an easy way to uninstall the module, or do i have to locate and remove all the files it added on my own?
Like others said, Sitecore doesn't provide an uninstall feature for packages and modules. The best practice is to backup your instance before installing a package and restore it to uninstall the package.
A manual uninstall can be done by opening the package in the "Package Designer" to identify all the files and items that need to be deleted and do these deletions manually.
However, the uninstall package feature was added to the "Package History" Sitecore module lately. I didn't try it but it seems promising. It seems to work even if you install the "Package History" module after installing the module you want to uninstall. I recommend to give it a try on a test instance first. https://sitecorebasics.wordpress.com/2014/02/10/package-history-v2-user-guide/
As Vincent asked, why do you want to uninstall Coveo for Sitecore?
Unfortunately, packages cannot be installed in Sitecore. You could create what we call an 'anti-package' with Sitecore Rocks. But probably the safest way would be to remove the items added by yourself.
By curiosity, why are you uninstalling it?
Unfortunately, it is not possible to really uninstall a Sitecore package. The closest option would be to use the Sitecore Rocks extension to create an anti-package. I haven't tested it with Coveo for Sitecore, but I guess it should work. But before installing the anti-package, I would recommend to rename the Coveo.SearchProvider.config file back to Coveo.SearchProvider.config.example.
Let me know how it goes.
I attempted to remove the Files that were installed by coveo but when I did, it kept showing a Coveo related error which totally prevented me from accessing my site. So i had to restore the files from the recycle bin. So i need a clean uninstalling option!
I am uninstalling it because though the Coveo search service is installed it keeps showing the error "Cove Enterprise Search seems to be unavailable.Please make sure it is installed and started" when i add a Coveo Search Page. My Page preview and Page editor mode are no longer working either because it keeps showing the same error in the area the sitecore ribbon is supposed to be.
I am not sure how much support I can get to resolve that issue since i do not have a support contract, so that why I am headed down the route of uninstalling. I can get assistance to resolve the error that would be greatly appreciated though.
Actually, it is simply because the AdminService is probably not installed. It's in the CES side. Did you follow this procedure : https://developers.coveo.com/display/public/SC201409/Installing%20and%20Configuring%20Coveo%20Enterprise%20Search%20(CES)
It's not on the Coveo for Sitecore side, but really on the CES side. Try reinstalling it by following the exact procedure described there, especially the note 'In the Select Setup Type screen, you must choose Custom to be able to include the Admin Service that is required by Coveo for Sitecore.'