How to disable Symantec Antivirus Corp Ed uninstall password

Most Symantec Antivirus Corporate Edition 10.x deployments require a password in order to uninstall the client.  The client uninstall password is typically set via Symantec System Center.

To disable the client uninstall password using Symantec System Center

  1. Open Symantec System Center, right-click the parent server or client group that manages the client you want to uninstall.
  2. Click All Tasks > Symantec AntiVirus Client Administrator Only Options.
  3. On the Security tab, uncheck Ask for a password to allow uninstall of Symantec AntiVirus client.
  4. Click OK.

Remove client uninstall password via registry:

Note: Win32 Systems Only ( Reg hack does not work on Win64 )

Run the following from the command prompt on the workstation (can be scripted via a startup script):

reg add HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\INTEL\LANDesk\VirusProtect6\CurrentVersion\AdministratorOnly\Security /v UseVPUninstallPassword /t REG_DWORD /d 0 /f

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