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HOW TO: Uninstall Symantec Endpoint Protection (SEP) client silently using the command line

Created: 03 Feb 2009 • Updated: 10 Nov 2010 | 14 comments

Hi folks,

Thought you may find this helpful.  Hot off the press from our Support Gurus:

(It may take until 2/4 to be available as it's being published "now")...

Title: 'How to uninstall Symantec Endpoint Protection (SEP) client silently using the command line'Document ID: 2008090908381148> Web URL: http://service1.symantec.com/SUPPORT/ent-security.nsf/docid/2008090908381148?Open&seg=ent

Best,

Erc

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riva11's picture

Good tip, only a additional comment, in a corporate environment the uninstall password is usually in place. The silent uninstall in this case is allowed when the password has been removed.

If you set a password for client uninstallation, you cannot uninstall the client silently. Clients with an uninstall password are prompted for the password, which must be entered manually. To uninstall the client silently, disable the password.

Edgar Zapata's picture

My!

I needed this so badly...
I've been trying to solve an issue with several client computers and this just did the trick.
Thanks again.

Edgar.

Brandon's picture

If you want to uninstall command line with a password try adding these two entries first:

REG ADD "HKLM\SOFTWARE\Symantec\Symantec Endpoint\Protection\AV\AdministratorOnly\Security" /v LockUnloadServices /d 0 /t REG_DWORD /f
REG ADD "HKLM\SOFTWARE\Symantec\Symantec Endpoint\Protection\AV\AdministratorOnly\Security" /v UseVPUninstallPassword /d 0 /t REG_DWORD /f
MSIEXEC /X {GUID} REMOVE=ALL /QN

I know this use to work for SAV 10 with those two keys but they were stored in a different location.

Arunasish's picture

Hi Brandon, am using SPEM 11.X and i've added this Dword UseVPUninstallPassword=0 in cilent but in spite of that it's asking for uninstall password.

Can you pls tell where am going wrong...

Ajit Jha's picture

Good.

I badly needed it

Regard's

Ajit Jha

Technical Consultant

ASC & STS

G_70508's picture

NEw Information ...thanx Bro

But do anyone tell me whats the advantage of unintalling using command line...

blackmamba1386's picture

Hi,

I have this symantec endpoint protection trial version. Now i want to uninstall it but while doing so it is prompting for password.
Can u please guide me.

Thanks

Arunasish's picture

Hi Brandon, am using SEPM 11.X. In spite of i've added UseVPUninstallPassword=0 i can't uninstall the client agent without the password.

How can i bypass this ?

Thanks

senthilpkp's picture

Please share the silent command line for 'Symantec Endpoint Encryption Removable Storage 7.0.4' uninstall.

Thanks,
Senthil

senthilpkp's picture

Please share the silent command line for 'Symantec Endpoint Encryption Removable Storage 7.0.4' uninstall.

Thanks,
Senthil