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Script for removing Norton Antivirus Corporate 7 in preparation for installing SEP 11.

Created: 26 Mar 2009 • Updated: 08 Apr 2009 | 6 comments
Scott Meltzer's picture
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In my specific case, I needed a script to automatically and quietly remove Norton Antivirus Corporate 7 in preparation for the deployment of Symantec Endpoint Protection 11.  

According to documentation, simply going to Add/Remove Programs and uninstalling it doesn't entirely do the job.

This script performs a full uninstall using the program's GUID.   Simply rename the text document to .bat and run it on a Windows XP or Server 2003 machine.

Enjoy.

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Paul Mapacpac's picture

This should be run on startup right? Are there any logs that we can see the status of the uninstallation?

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Ajit Jha's picture

You can also use Cleanwipe Utility

Regard's

Ajit Jha

Technical Consultant

ASC & STS

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Scott Meltzer's picture

Hi Paul.  Yes, this can be run at startup or manually at any point.    You will be able to see a Windows Application Event Log - ID 11724 when the uninstall completes successfully.  

You'll want to make sure that you don't have "Require password for client uninstall" enabled on the NAV Corp Server, otherwise, you'll be prompted for the password when you run this script.

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Stodds's picture

I am in the process of installing End Point Protection on a system comprising a management console and 8 clients.  The management tool installed OK and after some head-scratching, the first Client install (using the the Installation Wizard running on the server) went smoothly and seems to be OK. 

The second Client install is a different matter,  The first thing I noticed is that there was no 'demand' to reboot the client after the installation had completed.  Second, the second client did not appear in the list of configured clients in the server management application.

My initial thought was to remove the client package and try again but I need a password to allow the removal to complete.  I have NO IDEA what the password is and I can t see any hint as to what it is in any of  the literature. 

The whole installation process has stopped because I do not want the same problem replicated to other machines...

Some guidance would be appreciated!

Regards

Steve

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Scott Meltzer's picture

Hey Steve,
   You might want to try the suggestions in this post:

https://www-secure.symantec.com/connect/forums/uninstall-sep-11-without-password

That should allow you to uninstall the client and avoid the password prompt.     How are you installing the client machines? from the SEP Manager? or a separate install file?

- Scott

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Chetan T V's picture

I Need to migrate from SAV to SEPM 11.x. What is the best method to follow. There 100 plus machines which are in network and workgroup.

Help Appreciated.

Regards,
Chetan

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