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How to uninstall GitLab Runner from your Windows device

Uninstall GitLab

GitLab Runner is an open-source project that is used to run your CI/CD jobs and send the results back to GitLab. It can be run as a single binary; no language-specific requirements are needed. In this article, I shall show you the steps to uninstall GitLab Runner from your Windows device. You can choose to install the GitLab Runner application on the infrastructure that you own or manage. You should install GitLab Runner on a machine that’s separate from the one that hosts the GitLab instance for security and performance reasons. Please see How to Setup GitLab Runner on WSL, and steps to Unregistering Runner from GitLab: Fatal Error with Docker Executor.

Git is a version control system that allows developers to track a project and actively contribute without interfering with each other’s work. It supports collaboration within a project and helps prevent miscommunication or code clashing between team members.

Kindly refer to these related guides: How to create and deploy a local Registry Server with Docker Image. How to Pull your first Nginx Container Image from Docker Hub and deploy it to your local machine, and Azure DevOps and GitHub integration for Docker and Kubernetes deployment. Also, see how to create a static pod in Kubernetes, and how to install, register and start GitLab Runner on Windows.

Uninstall GitLab-runner from your PC

To do this, open the Command Prompt or PowerShell as shown below. Browse to the following location where the executable resides: C:\GitLab-Runner.

Run the command GitLab-runner stop (This will ensure the service stops running). In addition, Next, you will have to run the command to uninstall GitLab-Runner from your device: GitLab-runner uninstall


Furthermore, As you can see above, you can now delete the folder in which the GitLab-Runner resides. However, as the image above shows, I also removed this directory (folder).

Kindly see how to install and uninstall Docker Desktop on Windows 10 and Windows Server. You may want to see how to clone a repository and install software from GitHub on Windows. Also, see Panic: Failed to register the GitLab-runner, you may be having network issues.

I hope you found this blog post on how to uninstall GitLab Runner from your Windows device helpful. Moreover, please let me know in the comment session if you have any questions.

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