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Remove the Novell client on a WinX pc

By craig_borowski ·
I have a task coming up to remove the novell client from about 150 pc's running win 95/98/nt . I have yet to find a procedure to easily and cleanly remove the client from the system. The remover from Novell does not work. Aside from doing a remove of the directory /novell and thoroughly cleaning the registry, is there a product of procedure that actually works?

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by PC_Vet In reply to Remove the Novell client ...

I would remove the Netware client from the Network properties (Control Panel/Network). While I was at it I would also remove the IPX/SPX protocol and install TCP/IP so that you have a routable protocol available.
This has worked for me in the past.

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by craig_borowski In reply to Remove the Novell client ...

That has only worked if you have the Microsoft client for Netware. Unfortunately we are using the Novell-Netware Client load from Novell. Their 'uninstall' program doesn't do a thing when you run it, says it does but when you reboot, it is still there.

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by armando5 In reply to Remove the Novell client ...

You can use the novell client 32 unistaller works pretty good where I work and we service over 40,000 workstations if you need I can send to you let me know.

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by craig_borowski In reply to Remove the Novell client ...

I would like to get that if possible. I'm wondering if then my copy of the 'uninstaller' is bad because that is something I tried but it never worked. Try to email it to me (craig_borowski@decoma.com) if you can, I would appreciate it. If it is too big to attach, let me know, can put on my ftp site.thx

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by angelmorenojr In reply to Remove the Novell client ...

I agree with answer #2. We too use the Novell Uninstaller and it works fine here.

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by rogerndgreen In reply to Remove the Novell client ...

You don't say what version of the client you have got.
Earlier versions were notorious for not uninstalling correctly (a bit like AOL software!) but always leaving a bit hanging around.
If it is earlier than version 2.2, my experience has shown that there are only 2 good ways of getting this to work, but both entail a fair bit of work on your part.

The first, very low-tech way is to reinstall the OS from scratch (not good, but it will work!)
The second is to install the latest version (version 3.x I thnk for Win9x, and 4.7 for NT), and then use that uninstaller.
Again, not good, but this does work. You can save some of the hardwork by using the ACU (automatic client upgrade) to do the first half of this job.
Soory if this sounds like hard work, but I've already had to buy the T-shirt!

Roger Green

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by craig_borowski In reply to Remove the Novell client ...

I believe I must have an older version of it because it never works. Without pulling too many strings with novell/etc, what is the easiest way of getting a hold of the latest version. I cannot find it on their web page..

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by rogerndgreen In reply to Remove the Novell client ...

Craig
The URL for the clients is http://www.novell.com/download/

The latest versions on the site today are
2.71 (DOS/Win3.x): 8MB
3.3 (Win9x) : 13MB
4.8 (NT/2000) : 14MB

Hope this helps you.
Roger Green

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