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Uninstalling RadEditor

In order to uninstall RadEditor for MOSS you need to first perform the following preliminary tasks. Note that these tasks are needed ONLY if you do not plan to upgrade to a newer version of RadEditor for MOSS (e.g. you wish to use only the default MOSS editor again):

  1. Revert to the default rich-text editor in Web Content Management scenario (do the reverse actions of the ones described in Using RadEditor in Web Content Management scenario).

  2. Open the page(s) in which you have used RadEditor for MOSS.

  3. Replace the RadEditor tags (telerik:RadHtmlField) with the default editor tags:


    <PublishingWebControls:RichHtmlField runat="server" id="Content" FieldName="..." />
  4. Remove the RadEditor registration line from the top of the page:


    <%@ Register TagPrefix="telerik" Namespace="Telerik.SharePoint.FieldEditor" Assembly="RadEditorSharePoint, Version=x.x.x.x, Culture=neutral, PublicKeyToken=1f131a624888eeed" %>
  5. Replace all instances of the RadEditor Web Part with the default rich-text editor Web Part:

    1. Open a given page for editing

    2. Copy the content of a given RadEditor Web Part

    3. Delete this RadEditor Web Part

    4. lace a default rich-text editor Web Part on its place

    5. Paste to copied content inside the Web Par and save it

    6. Repeat steps 2-5 for all RadEditor Web Parts on the page

Once you have performed steps 1 and 2 as described above, please do the following to uninstall Telerik RadEditor from your MOSS 2007 site:

  1. Open your SharePoint site in the browser. From the Site Actions menu go to Site Settings > Modify All Site Settings

  2. Click Site features link from the Site Administration column.

  3. Scroll to the bottom of the list and deactivate the RadEditor features.

  4. Open the SharePoint Central Administration page.

  5. Go to the Operations page and click on Solution Management.

  6. You should see the radeditormoss.wsp solution in the list. Click on the name link to go to the Solution Properties page.

  7. Choose Retract Solution. On the next page choose when and from which solutions to retract the RadEditor. Then click Ok.

  8. Wait a few minutes. Then refresh the page. The retraction process should be over and you should see the following screen:

  9. Click the name link to open the Solution Properties page again. This time click the Remove Solution button. Then confirm in the dialog box. The solution should be removed from the farm and a confirmation screen will be displayed.

  10. To prevent errors caused by caching, open a command prompt window and type iisreset to reset the Internet Information Server.

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