Scripting Question

Is there a switch or param setting for batch files to run an uninstall string silently?

02/24/2015 3246 views

Need to uninstall Novell client across our business and by placing the string in a batch file I can send it off to the users. It works great as long as the users click Yes to the uninstall. I would like to have the file uninstall the client silently and at boot up. Currently, because UI is required, I am sending out the batch, post startup, and during log on where the UI is required. Are there any command line switches I can imbed in a batch file, or params that can be set that will give me a silent uninstall? I have the source for one of the versions of Novell that I can turn into an msiexec uninstall; that will probably work fine for the majority of the uninstalls required, but I am dealing with an update to service pack 3 which I still need to locate source for a msiexec uninstall. Uninstall strings are easy to come by - hence the use of batch files.

Current batch file contains: %SystemRoot%\System32\rundll32 "C:\Program Files\Novell\Client\ncsetup.dll" NWUninstallClient

Thanks, any help would appreciated.

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  • Hi,
    You did not state the version but here is a Novell article that may assist you http://www.novell.com/support/kb/doc.php?id=10092969
  • which version of Novell?? there is a tool for configuring the install and uninstall for this, I would suggest using that.

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My two cents...

Software applications - including network clients - are just a bunch of files and registry data. Find out what files and what registry data and build an uninstall script/package.

Answered 02/25/2015 by: anonymous_9363
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This post here seems to indicate a '/s' may do the trick (but as you don't mention which version you're working with it's just a punt) - the post is asking a question about suppressing the reboot, but that might have to be a scheduling thing to overcome.

Answered 02/25/2015 by: dunnpy
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If all else fails, save Y to a text file, eg Y.txt and then use the file to answer the question.

Your batch command < y.txt
Answered 02/26/2015 by: EdT
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