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Installing & Uninstalling NetWorker Software on Windows 2008 Server Core

April 10, 2010

Install the NetWorker software on the Windows 2008 Server Core

When installing the NetWorker software on the Windows 2008 Server Core, do not use autorun.exe as Windows Explorer is not available. Instead, from the command prompt use setup.exe located in the networkr directory:

Note: NetWorker Software is not supported yet on Windows 2008 R2 server core.

Note: In Windows 2008, the vcredist_x64.exe and vcredist_x86.exe files are required for the NetWorker software. Do not uninstall these files.

1.Run the following command to begin the NetWorker installation: c:\installdir\networkr>setup.exe
where installdir is the location of the NetWorker software.

2.Complete the installation wizard.

Uninstalling NetWorker software from the Windows 2008 Server Core, Perform one of the following:

1- Run the setup.exe file from the NetWorker installation disk and select to uninstall the software in maintenance mode.

2- Use the Windows Management Instrumentation command-line utility (wmic.exe)to access information about NetWorker and to uninstall it:

c:\>wmic product where name=”NetWorker” uninstall
Executing(\\ANGUR-W2K8-CORE\ROOT\CIMV2:Win32_Product.IdentifyingNumber=” {37AD0879-5B35-4A5C-9739-13302230CD8B}”,Name=”NetWorker”,Version=”7.6.0″ )->Uninstall()
Method execution successful.
Out Parameters:
instance of __PARAMETERS
{
ReturnValue = 0;
};

Note: For uninstalling NMC, name=”NetWorker Management Console Server” must be used.

Note: The Microsoft Knowledgebase article 290216 provides more information on the wmic.exe utility.

3- Use wmic.exe with msiexec to discover the installation product name for Networker, and the location of the msi package on the server to uninstall the software:

i. Run the wmic.exe utility:
c:\>wmic product NetWorker get /value
AssignmentType=1
Caption=NetWorker
Description=NetWorker
HelpLink=http://customernet.emc.com
HelpTelephone=1-877-534-2867
IdentifyingNumber={37AD0879-5B35-4A5C-9739-13302230CD8B}
InstallDate=20091001
InstallDate2=
InstallLocation=C:\Program Files\Legato\nsr\
InstallSource=C:\Build 102\nw76_win_x86\win_x86\networkr\
InstallState=5
Language=0
LocalPackage=C:\Windows\Installer\48b213b.msiEMC NetWorker Release 7.6 Installation Guide 144
Microsoft Windows Installation
Name=NetWorker
PackageCache=C:\Windows\Installer\48b213b.msi
PackageCode={76673145-1A42-4354-98F6-E56374F89004}
PackageName=NetWorker.msi
ProductID=none
RegCompany=
RegOwner=Windows User
SKUNumber=
Transforms=@1033.MST
URLInfoAbout=http://software.emc.com
URLUpdateInfo=http://softwareforms.emc.com/resources/downloads/ Vendor=EMC Corporation
Version=7.6.0
WordCount=0

ii. Use the msiexec utility to uninstall the product with the IdentifyingNumber:
c:\>wmic>msiexec /I {37AD0879-5B35-4A5C-9739-13302230CD8B}

iii. In NetWorker maintenance mode, use remove to uninstall the software.

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