Theoption in the Dynamic File Services Uninstall tool automatically does the following:
Removes the Dynamic File Services program files.
Clears the Dynamic File Services entries in the computer registry.
Removes the SSL certificate from the local personal computer store.
Removes the local Dynamic File Services group.
In an Active Directory environment, it removes the domain user NDFS-servername from the domain. If this is the only proxy user in the Dynamic File Services Storage Rights (DFSStorageRights) group, it also removes the domain group.
You can separately specify whether you want to also remove all of the files in the Dynamic File Services folder that were created since the install, which includes the pair and policy database files. The files on the primary paths and secondary paths are untouched.
In addition to the requirements in Section B.1, Prerequisites for Modifying, Repairing, or Removing Dynamic File Services Software, ensure that your system meets the uninstall guidelines in this section.
Before uninstalling Dynamic File Services, you should verify that the primary path and secondary path contain the files that you intend. You can create policies or use theoption on a pair to move the files to their desired final destinations.
If you plan to reinstall Dynamic File Services, you can reuse the existing pair and policy databases if you specify that you want to keep them during the uninstall.
When you uninstall the Dynamic File Services software, you are prompted with an option to. The option is disabled by default. Use the option to achieve either of the following outcomes:
Keep Pair and Policy Database Files: To keep the existing pair and policy database files, deselect thecheck box. You typically retain the files if you plan to reinstall the software.
The pair and policy database files are not removed from the computer. The files in a pair remain on the two paths.
Discard Pair and Policy Database Files: To discard the existing pair and policy database files, select thecheck box. You typically discard the files if you do not plan to reinstall the software on the computer, or if you plan to create all new pairs and policies after reinstalling the software.
The two paths in a pair are automatically unlinked, and the pair and policy database files are deleted. The files in a pair remain on the two paths.
If you reinstall the software, you can create pairs and policies again. If you previously exported a policy, you can also use theoption to add it.
After you uninstall the software, the merged view of files is no longer available to users. When users access a network share on a primary path, they see only the files on the primary location. The data on a secondary path remains on its disk, but the users can no longer access the files via the share. You should notify the users of the changes you are making to assure them that their files are not lost.
Before you begin an uninstall, ensure that you have prepared the system as described in Section B.4.1, Planning to Uninstall Dynamic File Services.
IMPORTANT:On some Windows platforms, a computer restart is required after the uninstall if you have not stopped the Service and did not exit the Service Controller.
Log in as the Administrator user or as a user with Administrator privileges.
Stop the Dynamic File Service.
Stop the Service Controller by right-clicking the Service Controller icon, then selecting.
If you are prompted by the Windows User Account Control feature for permission, supply the necessary credentials and confirm. The InstallShield Wizard opens.
Select, then click .
In the confirmation dialog box, specify whether you want to Dynamic File Services folder that were created since the install, which includes the pair and policy database files.. These are files in the
Do one of the following:
Deselect the check box to keep the files. This is the default.
Select the check box to remove the files.
Clickto confirm the uninstall.
After the uninstall is complete, clickto close the Uninstall tool.
If you are prompted to do so, restart the computer.