You need to remove an existing Veeam Backup and Replication (VBR), Veeam Agent for Windows (VAW) or Veeam Agent for Linux (VAL) license from Veeam Backup and Replication (VBR) or Enterprise Manager (EM).
A license has to be removed from VBR/EM.
NOTE: Starting from Veeam Backup & Replication Update 4 it is no longer possible to remove a license from Enterprise Manager or delete individual product sections (vbr,vaw,val) from the license.
In order to determine which section of this article to use, you must know if Enterprise Manager is controlling the licenses within Veeam Backup & Replication. If you are unsure, attempting to change the license file within Veeam Backup & Replication will tell you. If it allows you to click the Install button within the license section without a message about Enterprise Manager then Enterprise Manager is not in use.
cd C:\Program Files\Veeam\Backup and Replication\Enterprise Manager
Veeam.Backup.EnterpriseService.exe -removelicense [vaw, val]
NOTE: Only for versions 9.5 Update 4 and newer
There is no way to remove a license from Enterprise Manager, because Enterprise Manager is not operational without a license. If Enterprise Manager is installed on the same machine next to Veeam Backup & Replication, please contact Technical Support for assistance.
cd C:\Program Files\Veeam\Backup and Replication\Backup
Veeam.Backup.Manager.exe -removelicense [all, vbr, vaw, val]For version 9.5 Update 4 and newer:
NOTE: These commands can also be run from PowerShell. Specify the desired parameter without brackets.
Veeam.Backup.EnterpriseService.exe -removelicense vaw
Veeam.Backup.Manager.exe -removelicense val
If no parameter is specified, all existing licenses will be removed.
NOTE for Veeam Backup & Replication Update 4:
A legacy license can not be reinstalled once it has been removed. Please consider obtaining a new Veeam Instance Based license.