Before getting our K1000, we were Landesk customers. The problem is that about 70% of our endpoints still have the agent and we want to remove it. It would be easy enough to push out the uninstall package, but that forces a reboot at the end of it. Any ideas on a workaround?

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Run the UninstallWinClient.exe application with the /NOREBOOT switch.
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According to: http://community.landesk.com/support/docs/DOC-2092

UninstallWinClient.exe has the following command-line options:


The client will not be rebooted after the agent removal process completes.


After the agent removal operation the user is prompted to reboot.

A progress window is displayed during the agent removal process

CBA8 (LANDesk Management Agent Service) is not removed by the process. This is useful in some special cases, for example when the agent installation breaks some particular 3rd party software based on the CBA8

This option was introduced in 9.0 and does remove the whole LANDesk installation. However, this includes some shared dlls so it may result in other programs not working properly.

Have you tried it with the /NOREBOOT switch?

Answered 01/08/2013 by: tshupp
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Running UninstallWinClient.exe with the /NOREBOOT switch should take care of the uninstallation.  However the uninstall wont fully complete until the system is rebooted so you may not see it disappear from inventory right away.

Answered 01/08/2013 by: WhitzEnd
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  • I will give these a shot. Thanks you both!
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