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SMS2.0:Uninstall SMS server and client

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After I Unistall the SMS2.0 server, I have to delete some Files, Folders, Registries, user accounts as Technet Q217044 described.

But How do I uninstall SMS2.0 client on other workstation ?
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There are three methods for initiating the removal of the Systems Management
Server client software from a client. The three methods are:
 
 - Run the SMSMAN wizard, and select the Remove Systems Management Components
   check box.
 
 - Modify the client's registry to add a removal value.
 
 - Change the site's boundary to exclude the Internet Protocol (IP) subnet or
   Internetwork Packet Exchange (IPX) network number used by a client or
   clients.


http://support.microsoft.com/support/kb/articles/Q199/0/78.ASP?LNG=ENG&SA=ALLKB&FR=0


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Should I uninstall SMS server first or Client first ?
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I would definitly unistall the clients first!! The General is always standing behind his troops :)
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by:joehuang
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My concern about who should be removed first as bellow:

The smsls.exe as attached onto login scrip, If I uninstall client first, all the file will be copied to client workstation again after user login.
Am I correct about this point ? If It is correct, then I should uninstall SMS server first.

But If I uninstall SMS server first, will that cause problem to uninstall SMS client later ?


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You could simply just take this out of the Login Script so that the clients don't install anymore. I didn't realize that was how the installs were setup, you should stop the install from the Login Scripts before you go uninstalling the clients or the server!
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Thank you
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