Scripting Question

scripted removal of Novell 4.8x client

02/23/2004 17322 views
Has anyone ever successfully scripted this? I have been able to remove the functionality of the client, but not fully remove the appearance of the Novell client in the properties dialogue box of the network card.

Thanks in advance

Craig --<>.
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yes, did you check out the nwclient install package? there is info there on unattended UNinstall.

Answered 04/05/2004 by: kkbass
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Thanks, that's huge. I don't know why, but I had not even thought to look there. I wrote the batch file and it tested perfectly on XP and W2K.

craig --<>.
Answered 04/08/2004 by: craig16229
Third Degree Brown Belt


Do you think you could send me a copy of those batch files? I have to remove Novell from 8,000 workstations. If I can do it with a script that would be cool.

Answered 04/09/2004 by: tango_chuck
Yellow Belt


Here is the link to the Novell tid: http://support.novell.com/cgi-bin/search/searchtid.cgi?/10070072.htm

Here is the batch file I am using for XP:

@echo off
C:\WINDOWS\system32\NetWare\Nwmigw2k\setupw2k.exe /u ms_nwspx
C:\WINDOWS\system32\NetWare\Nwmigw2k\setupw2k.exe /u ms_nwnb
C:\WINDOWS\system32\NetWare\Nwmigw2k\setupw2k.exe /u ms_nwipx
C:\WINDOWS\system32\NetWare\Nwmigw2k\setupw2k.exe /u nw_wm
C:\WINDOWS\system32\NetWare\Nwmigw2k\setupw2k.exe /u nw_ndps
C:\WINDOWS\system32\NetWare\Nwmigw2k\setupw2k.exe /u nw_nwfs

The path is, of course, c:\winnt if the workstation is W2K.

One additional note: the uninstall leaves behind c:\[windows folder]\system32\NetWare. NWtray.exe remains running after the uninstall, and it uses two .dll's in that folder. Therefore, a reboot is necessary to delete the folder. I have not been able to use taskkill to kill the nwtray.exe process by name or pid, or figure out a way to avoid the reboot to get rid of it.

craig --<>.
Answered 04/09/2004 by: craig16229
Third Degree Brown Belt

Thanks Craig,

Looks like it works great. Would you happen to have a script for NT?

Answered 04/09/2004 by: tango_chuck
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Thanks guys,

The scripts work great in my environment for vs 4.8x on W2K but blue screens the hell out of NT vs 4.7x. Any thoughts? I have tried to manipulate the UNC32 script, tried changing the W2K/XP scripts but all attempts have failed. I want to avoid using AutoIt. I am about to write manual removal docs to remove it.

Answered 04/13/2004 by: tango_chuck
Yellow Belt

One more thing you can try,
under complete aplications, there is a novell client uninstaller. One EXE takes out most nwclient versions, including CSNW setups.
Answered 05/06/2004 by: photozz
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