How to uninstall GWAVA4 when running on NetWare.

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  • 13-Jul-2010
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How to uninstall GWAVA4 when running on NetWare.


GroupWise needs to be reconfigured, to no longer have GWAVA scan messages. This can done by removing GWAVA from the  MTA and GWIA configuration files. These are usually found in sys:system on your NetWare server, but may be in a different location depending on your installation.

Follow the steps for the type of scanner you have:

GWIA Scanner:
If a GWIA scanner is being used, the gwia.cfg file will be configured, so that GWAVA uses the wpgate/gwia/3rd/ directory to scan all email messages sent to and from the GWIA.

There are two methods, to stop this, depending on how GWAVA was installed:

The First Method:
1) Edit the gwia.cfg.
Change the line "/smtphome-vol1:/domain/wpgate/gwia/3rd" to "/smtphome-vol1:/doamin/wpgate/gwia"
This line routes the mail to the 3rd directory to point to the GWIA directory.
2) Save the changes, and then restart the GWIA.

The Second Method:
If the gwia.cfg does not have the smtphome line in the configuration, this means it has been set up in ConsoleOne instead.
1) Look at the GWIA properties in ConsoleOne | Server Directories | Advanced.

2) Remove this path as below and restart the GWIA after saving the changes.

MTA Scannner:
If a MTA scanner is being used, you will need to remove the GWAVA configuration from the startup configuration file.
1) Edit the the MTA file.
Open the MTA file to edit it, the configuration file should look like this: <MTA NAME>.mta

Remove the following seven lines at the end of the file after the entry, "End of File".
2) Save the changes, and then restart the MTA.

Once the startup files have been reconfigured and GroupWise agents have been restarted, GroupWise will no longer be using GWAVA to scan email messages, and it is safe to remove GWAVA from the server.

Follow these steps to remove GWAVA from the server:

1) Shutdown GWAVA by typing:
2) Unload the remaining components of GWAVA by typing these series of commands:
unload gwavavsa
unload address space=gkav
unload gwavakav
unload kavlib
3) Shutdown the Kaspersky updater.
First find it's Java Process ID by typing: "java -show". This command lists the java processes followed by their corresponding ID. The Kaspersky updater will be named ukav.start.

For example:

After locating the Process ID of ukav.start, shut the process down by typing: java -kill(ID number).
For example type:
java-kill508  (the 508 is the process ID)

4) Remove GWAVA from starting up when the server restarts.
Edit your autoexec file by typing: ea (edit autoexec.ncf).
Scroll to the bottom and you should see two lines that start GWAVA. The first is a search path and the second is the command to start GWAVA. You'll need to delete both lines. 

Below is an example of the lines to be removed:

5) You can finally go ahead and delete the GWAVA4 directory from your server to complete the uninstall process.
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Additional Information

This article was originally published in the GWAVA knowledgebase as article ID 1801.