Uninstall Client for OES 2 without requiring a reboot

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  • 05-Sep-2018
  • 05-Sep-2018


Client for Open Enterprise Server 2 SP4 (IR10)


In some cases, an administrator may want to uninstall Client for OES without an immediate reboot of the workstation.


Beginning with Client for Open Enterprise Server 2 SP4 (IR10), a "norestart" (or "nr") switch has been added.

To uninstall the client silently and suppress the  reboot, use this command:
%SystemRoot%\System32\rundll32 "C:\ProgramFiles\Novell\Client\ncsetup.dll" NWUninstallClient /s /norestart


%SystemRoot%\System32\rundll32 "C:\Program Files\Novell\Client\ncsetup.dll" NWUninstallClient /s /nr

  • The above command works only if the command prompt is opened in administrator mode.
  • After uninstalling the Client without rebooting, a restart of Windows is required before reinstalling the Client.