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Suppress reboot after uninstalling the Novell Client

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When un-installing the Novell Client "silently" using the command line
rundll32.exe "C:\Program Files\Novell\Client\ncsetup.dll" NWUninstallClient /s
the machine reboots. Is it possible to suppress this re-boot of the machine?


It is not possible to suppress the reboot with any shipping Client.  The code path unconditionally executes the reboot at the end of the un-installation process; the /S parameter just determines whether there will be a prompt before the reboot occurs.


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  • Document ID:7012161
  • Creation Date:17-APR-13
  • Modified Date:17-APR-13
    • NovellClient for Open Enterprise Server (Client)

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