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Removing Services from command prompt

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I have a problem, we have a network with servers NT and Novell, each workstation has Novell Client, there are almost 1000 workstation, we need remove the Novell Client and install it Client services for Netware, I tried with SMS Installer but it didn't work, my question are, How I can remove from command prompt a service?, and the next question is, How I can install a service (Client Service for Netware) from command prompt?, the main idea is write it in a program and run from the logon script.

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by:jkr
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Well, most services follow the convention to install or remove themselves when a command line switch as "-install" or "-remove" is given. You might want to try that for your services. It's just

"<service's executalble>.exe -install"

or

"<service's executalble>.exe -remove"

respectively..
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by:Xces
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Ok, but, What is the executable of Client Services for Netware?
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by:Xces
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Ok, but, What is the executable of Client Services for Netware?
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by:Tim Holman
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Someone from here mailed me a command that could do this, SERVICE.EXE.
If you post up your email address, I'll send it to you.

SERVICE version 1.09 (Oct 18 1999)
usage: service <computer name> <operation> [ <service name> ]
       [ <command line> ] [ <display name> ] [ /u[ser] user ]
       [ /d[epends] dependencies ].
       operation = inst    to install and start a new service
       operation = instm   to install a new service (starts manually)
       operation = start   to start the service
       operation = stop    to stop the service
       operation = restart to restart the service
       operation = remove  to remove the service
       operation = auto    to configure the service/auto start
       operation = manual  to configure the service/manual start
       operation = disable to configure the service/disabled
       operation = depends to change the service dependencies
       operation = stat    to get the status of an existing service
       operation = listw   to list Win32 services in database
       operation = listd   to list Driver services in database
       operation = list    to list both Win32 & Driver services in database
use - instead of <computer name> to run this command on local computer.
The service name is required for the start, stop and remove options.
The command line is required for install a new service.
If not specified, the display name of the service is the service name.
The /d or /depends option allows to specify the service dependencies.
The /u or /user options allow to specify a identification user name.
In this case, you must enter a valid password when prompted.
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by:Onnob
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In the NT resource kit there's a program called xnet which will do the job for you looks the same like Tim's service.exe. However when you have 1000 workstations you will use technet (which contains a copy of NT4 resource kit :))

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by:jkr
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>>Ok, but, What is the executable of
>>Client Services for Netware?

You can find this out by taking a look at

HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Services

and looking for the clear text name of the service. The 'ImagePath' value contains that name...
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by:Xces
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Tim_Holman, this is my email address, jmsantimi@hotmail.com, thanks a lot
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by:Xces
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jkr, yes, but the problem is that the service is started with NTws.sys and I cant run the command -remove
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by:Xces
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I installed Resource Kit and I didn´t find the command that you say, there is a command called Srvinstw.exe but is not that I need.
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by:wlaarhov
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Do you need to remove the service from many workstations (remote) or from a single (or few) workstations locally??
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by:Xces
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Almost 1000 workstations with Intranetware Client and install them Client Services for Netware
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by:wlaarhov
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When a user has admin rights on the workstation, you can write a script that uses kill.exe from the NT-reskit to kill all active processes that have to do with your service.
Then just delete the files and corresponding registry key's in HLM\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Services.
But I guess they don't have.
You can approach this in different ways.
If the scheduler service is started you can that take care of it. Just create a script as stated earlier, copy it to the WS during a logonsession and let SMS take care of adding the script using the soon.exe command from the NT reskit.
Or you can use SMS for installing a service on every workstation using srvany and instsrv together with sc.exe that runs under an administrative account, and then let this service run a central managed script (stored on the netlogon of a DC) to perform the deinstallation.
For the installation, the same service can be used, but with a different script.
You could try Wise install to make a package that installes the new client in silent mode.
Wise can install most types of services, as long as no extra protocols are needed.
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by:Tim Holman
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Did you get the file OK ?
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Did it work ?
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