Quickest way of removing Zenworks Configuration Management?

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.


What’s the quickest way of removing Zenworks Configuration Management from the workstation in the minimum of downtime?
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deroodeConnect With a Mentor Systems AdministratorCommented:
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
Gerwin Jansen, EE MVEConnect With a Mentor Topic Advisor Commented:
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
jcimarronConnect With a Mentor Commented:
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.

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.
autotrixAuthor Commented:
Thanks guys!
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