Remove Dameware and Landesk remote access software


We have purchased a few locations and the last technical rep installed LAN desk and Dameware on a lot of the machines. We have tried to remove both with no luck. We have used both standard, cmd line and regedit methods form documentation found online however the items keep coming back.

How can we remove both services permanently without reformatting the machines,

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Joseph DalyCommented:
What do you mean by "they keep coming back"? This to me sounds like you have some sort of packaging software that is pushing the installs to the machines. Possibly group policy.

Can you actually remove the software by using add/remove programs or command line? Does it actually uninstall correctly? Then at some point down the line the software is reinstalled.

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sio2yAuthor Commented:
Thanks for chiming in.......

By keep coming back I mean when the machine restarts it's back in the notification bar. But not anywhere else so that it can be removed again. It does seem like something is pushing it back on, we thought it was the lan desk but it's not on many of the machines.

The removal of dameware is done from the device drivers > display adapters and then the registry if needed. It does uninstall correctly but comes back on reboot.
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