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Quickest way of removing Zenworks Configuration Management?

Posted on 2013-01-23
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Our organisation has recently decommissioned our Zenworks Configuration Management servers, however we still have workstations that will experience slower login (around 3-4 minutes), seemingly stuck on this screen.

https://dl.dropbox.com/u/208906/Zenworks.png


What’s the quickest way of removing Zenworks Configuration Management from the workstation in the minimum of downtime?
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by:Gerwin Jansen, EE MVE
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Hi, have you tried uninstalling the agent already and if so, what were the results?

A cleanup utility is available here: http://download.novell.com/Download?buildid=DzvzjViJZoM
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On one of the affected workstations, find the uninstall string in the registry:

Goto HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Windows\Currentversion\Uninstall
Search for the zenworks agent;
Find the uninstall string (will probably something like msiexec /i{blahblah})

put an entry in your software distribution tool of choice (or startup script) to detect that registry entry, and if it exists execute msiexec /x {blahblah} /qn
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autotrix--It is likely however you decommissioned ZenWorks did not get rid of everything.  And many uninstall procedures will not work on something that has been partially uninstalled.
I suggest you reinstall Zenworks and then use Revouninstaller to uninstall.  Wait for Step 4.
http://www.revouninstaller.com/revo_uninstaller_free_download.html

In the short run, open System Configuration Utility (msconfig) and see if anything associated with Zenworks is still there to start at boot.  If so, uncheck|Apply.
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Thanks guys!
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