Silent/Unattended Uninstall the Novell Client for Windows

INSTALL

acu.exe /u:c:\path2unatt_file\filename.txt

Example of an unattended INSTALL file:

[Novell_Client_Install_Manager]
Novell_Client=2000/XP
Version=4.91.4
[SetupNWInstallOptions]
!Reboot_Or_Ask=Neither
!DisplayInitialScreen=NO
[NovellNetWareClientParameters]
!Protocol=IPIPX
!RemoveIPXIfPresent=NO
!DoInstall=YES
!AcceptLicenseAgreement=YES
[NDPSParameters]
!DoInstall=NO
!IsOptional=NO
[Network_2000]
Install2000Services=Services2000List
[Services2000List]
NW_NWFS=NovellNetwareClientParameters, \$OEM$\NET\NTCLIENT\I386
NW_NDPS=NDPSParameters, \$OEM$\NET\NTCLIENT\I386


UNINSTALLL – OPTION #1 Using setup2k.exe

SETUPW2K /u ms_nwspx
SETUPW2K /u ms_nwnb
SETUPW2K /u ms_nwipx
SETUPW2K /u nw_wm
SETUPW2K /u nw_ndps
SETUPW2K /u nw_nwfs

To avoid user prompts ..

UNINSTALLL – OPTION #2
First create an unattended file, using the Novells GUI Tool “Novell Client Install Manager” (NCIMAN.EXE – part of the Novell Client 4.91 SP4 Package). Save the unattended (txt) file as unatt_uninstall.txt (or to another fancy name).

Example of an unattended UNINSTALL file:

[Novell_Client_Install_Manager]
Novell_Client=2000/XP
Version=4.91.4
[SetupNWInstallOptions]
!DisplayInitialScreen=NO
!Reboot_Or_Ask=Neither
!UpdateAllIfAny=NO
!InstallNMAS=NO
!InstallNICI=NO
!Create_System_Restore_Point=NO
[NovellNetWareClientParameters]
!Protocol=CURRENT
!RemoveIPXIfPresent=NO
!DoInstall=NO
!AskUseNetWareGINA=NO
!UseNetWareGINA=NO
!DoRemove=YES
[NDPSParameters]
!DoInstall=NO
!IsOptional=NO
!DoRemove=YES
[Network_2000]
Install2000Services=Services2000List
[Services2000List]
NW_NWFS=NovellNetwareClientParameters, \$OEM$\NET\NTCLIENT\I386
NW_NDPS=NDPSParameters, \$OEM$\NET\NTCLIENT\I386

Modify the acu.ini file so that the [UpdateAgentSettings] section of the .ini file is set to UPDATE=YES. ??

Do the following changes in ACU.INI

[LaunchInstall]
Launch=Yes
[DisplayDialog]
Display=No
[Uninstall]
Client=Yes

Execute the ACU.EXE with these parameters:

acu.exe /d:no /nl /u:\\edp182\novell\unatt_uninstall.txt /SL:c:\acu_com.log

acu.exe /u:\\edp182\novell\unatt_uninstall.txt /SL:c:\acu_com.log

ACU’s parameters:

ACU Usage

Resulting in a Novell Client less Windows but with some errors. Probably because our login script, trying to start the Novell Application Launcher (NAL).

error01

error02

UNINSTALLL – OPTION #3

This one removes the Novell Client unattended (not 100% silent, but close).  Using a modifield vbscript from nico.berlee.nl
I changed the original script; added support for Novell Client 4.91 (tested w/ sp4), .. take a look and find out.

Remove Novell Client Unattended.

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