You cannot use "Programs and Features" in Control Panel to remove Office Online from a Windows Server 2008-based computer

Applies to: Excel for the webOneNote for the webPowerPoint for the web

Symptoms


You may want to remove Microsoft Office Online from a Windows Server 2008-based computer. However, when you try to do this by using Programs and Features in Control Panel, you receive the error message that is displayed in the following screen shot.





Resolution


To remove Office Online from a computer that is running Windows Server 2008, click the "Fix it for me" button.

Notes
  • You must restart the computer after you apply the Fix it solution.
  • After you restart, you must run the SharePoint 2010 Products Configuration Wizard. To do this, you must first disconnect from the farm configuration, and then run the SharePoint 2010 Products Configuration Wizard. If the computer is part of a farm, you must rejoin the computer to the farm. You will need a pass phrase to rejoin the computer to the farm.
  • The wizard may be in English only. However, the automatic fix also works for other language versions of Windows.
  • If you are not on the computer that has the problem, save the Fix it solution to a flash drive or to a CD and then run the solution on the computer that has the problem.
  • Users who are running a 64-bit version of Windows should download and save the Fix it solution to the desktop and then double-click and run the solution on their computer. If they try to run the solution directly from this article, they will have problems.

Fix it for me

To remove Office Online automatically, click the Fix it button or the "Fix this problem" link. In the File Download dialog box, click Run, and then follow the steps in the Fix it wizard.

More Information


For more information about how to uninstall or to deactivate Office Online, visit the following Microsoft TechNet website: