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Removing SMS 2.0 client from Windows XP.

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I'm looking for a way to remove all SMS 2.0 client components from Windows XP. Thx.
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by:Squire
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Hi,

There are a couple of options here. What you need is a way to reverse the software install...

If you look on one machine, in the control panel ADD / REMOVE programs, is the client listed there? If so, open up the registry and navigate to this key:

HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Uninstall

Scroll through the long keys in this section, until you find the correct DisplayName on the right hand pane for the client.

When you do, look for the entry "Uninstallstring". This is the crucial command that you will need to run on all machines.

As an example, one of my programs is listed as:

MsiExec.exe /I{49062DAB-7009-4EBD-903A-830B283407C4}. Often you can add a /Q or a /S to this command to allow a silent de-install.

When you get this far, drop me a line and I'll talk you through running it on all machines.

Squire.
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Hi Squire,
The client is not listed in ADD/REMOVE programs. I do however see "Systems Management" listed in the Control Panel, which has been my indication that the client was installed.
Thanks!
Chris
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Hi Chris,

If you remove systems management for a computer, does this remove the client? If so, you need to copy the line (as detailed above) for this. If it doesn't remove the client, I've got another idea. Let me know.

Squire.

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by:qwert5905
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Hi Squire - there is nothing in the uninstall for SMS. I checked multiple computers. SMS is running - the application is launched via SMS Application Launcher entry in the Run key.
Thanks!
Chris
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Squire earned 500 total points
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OK, try this then:

Use Regedit.exe to add the string value SMS Client Deinstall to the client registry under the following key and set it to TRUE:      

HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Microsoft\SMS\Client\Configuration\Client Properties

Try this on one machine. If this works for you, you can make a .reg file and roll this out via a login script.

If not, you need to use the 20clicln.bat utility provided in the support tools:

• Map a drive to the location of the 20clicln.bat file ( this location must include the 20clicln.bat, hammer.exe, kill.exe, and setevnt.exe files).  

• Then execute the 20clicln.bat and wait for it to complete. (This could take 15 to 20 minutes depending on degree of traffic and bandwidth in the network.)

Squire.
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Great - which did you do in the end?

Pleased you got something sorted.

Squire.
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I used the 20clicln.bat. Thanks again.
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