Silently Remove Novell Client  2 SP1 for Windows 7 (IR6) from Windows Vista\7

Posted on 2011-10-12
Last Modified: 2012-05-12
I am in need of a way to silently remove the Novell client 2 SP1 for Windows (IR6) from all Windows Vista\7 machines in my domain.  Any process involving a silent script, GP or SCCM will work.  The problem is that the uninstall string is %SystemRoot%\System32\rundll32 "C:\Program Files\Novell\Client\ncsetup.dll" NWUninstallClient which can not, to my knowledge, be executed silently.  Any way of disabling the Novell login (similar to 2000\XP changing GINADLL) would also be welcome.  Novell has no documentation on this process for this client.  All assitance is appreciated.
Question by:MSA_Tech
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    by:Jian An Lim
    i dig the novell forum and found some one mention something ;)

    in overall, NICI cannot be uninstall silently (unless you got a script that can request from that user and hope he reply)

    and to install novell login, you use

    C:\Program Files\Novell\Client\SetupNC.exe" /U NV_NVCLIENT"

    Accepted Solution

    I appreciate the reply, but after long hours of investigating how to accomplish the goal of;

    1.  Uninstall all components associated with the Novell client from Windows 7 machines in a domain
    2.  Accomplish the task silently.
    3.  Hopefully have some form of reporting on success\failure per machine.

    I have accomplished this goal using the script below in combination with SCCM.  This probably would not have been so difficult if I was more fluent in VB.  Thanks for the assistance.
    On Error Resume Next
    Set objShell = WScript.CreateObject("WScript.Shell")
    objShell.Run "%SystemRoot%\System32\rundll32 ""C:\Program Files\Novell\Client\ncsetup.dll"" NWUninstallClient"
    Do Until Success = True
        Success = objShell.AppActivate("Uninstall Novell Client for Windows")
    	Wscript.Sleep 200
    objShell.SendKeys "Yes"

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    Thank you to anyone that looked into this, and I hope it will be useful to others in the future.

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