I have two SharePoint farms; Live & Test. both have the following software specification.
- SharePoint enterprise server 2013, with SP1.
- installed inside windows server 2008 R2.
Now when I built our Live & Test servers, I had installed SharePoint Designer 2013, but lately I have read many articles which mentioned that it is recommended not not install any office or other application other than SharePoint inside SharePoint servers. So now I am planning to uninstall SharePoint Designer. Now on our Test server, I followed these steps:
- Control Panel.
- Uninstall a program.
- select SharePoint Designer 2013.
- click on remove.
SP Designer got uninstalled correctly but not sure if this is the recommended way to uninstall SP designer. Now I am planning to uninstall SP designer on live server and could uninstalling SP designer cause any problem to SharePoint ?
Since both SharePoint service 2013 & SharePoint Designer 2013 are within the office suite, they might share some patches, updates and .dll files. So my concern if I uninstall SharePoint Designer inside the SharePoint server could this remove .dll or patches which is related to SharePoint or will uninstalling SharePoint Designer not affect SharePoint and will not conflict with the .dlls, patches related to SharePoint??