Remove kagent from wim through the SDA

I've mistakenly captured an image with the kace agent installed so now when I deploy the image "Explorer" pops up at user login. Does anyone know of a way to remove the agent from my wim image through the SDA without manually uninstalling the agent and recapturing the image?

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Posted by: ChorreraTownTech 1 year ago
Yellow Belt

Hi, I would try going to the image and using the 'browse' button, getting rid of the SMA folders


It is my understanding that SMA folders are these:

C:\ProgramData\Quest\Kace - Configuration and log files are located here in Windows 7 and up.

C:\Program Files\Quest\Kace - This is where KACE executables reside if the client system is 32 bit.

C:\Program Files (x86)\Quest\Kace - This is where KACE executables reside if the client system is 64 bit.

Note: I've never tried this before, so I would duplicate the image before the process, and play around with the copy of the original image, just in case...

Hope this helps. Regards!

Posted by: totim 1 year ago
Orange Belt

HiĀ ChorreraTownTech, thanks for your response. It's been a while..several versions ago but I think I've tried this before. If I happen to make this mistake again, I'll give this a try to confirm either way. If so, I'll respond with my results.

Thanks again,


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