Silently uninstall IBM
® Connections from multiple systems.
Before you begin
Create a response file for your environment by running a simulated uninstallation. For more information, see the Creating a response file
Instead of generating a new response file, you can edit the default response file that is provided with the product. If you use the default response file, you need to add a encrypted password to the file:
Open a command prompt and change to the <Lotus_Connections_setup>/Lotus_Connections_install/IM/<OS> directory, where <OS> is your operating system.
Run the following command:
AIX® or Linux®: IBMIM -silent -noSplash -encryptString <Password>
Windows®: IBMIMc.exe -silent -noSplash -encryptString <Password>
where <Password> is your password.
Add the encrypted password to the relevant line in the LC_uninstall.rsp response file. You usually need to enter passwords for both the WebSphere® Application Server administrator and the database user. For example:
<data key='user.activities.adminuser.password' value='<encrypted_password>'/>
<data key='user.activities.dbUserPassword value='<encrypted_password>'/>
where <encrypted_password> is the value generated by the command.
You might also need to change the default WebSphere Application Server administrator name from wasadmin, if different from your administrator name.
Repeat these steps for each unique password.
About this task
A silent uninstallation uses a response file to automate the removal of IBM
To change the paths to the response file and log file, edit the generate_other_responsefile.bat|sh
To perform a silent uninstallation, complete the following steps:
Open a command prompt and change to the IM_root directory.
Run the following command:
AIX or Linux: ./IBMIM --launcher.ini silent-install.ini -input lotus_connections_root/silentResponseFile/LC_uninstall_linux.rsp -log ./uninstall.log
Windows: .\IBMIM --launcher.ini silent-install.ini -input lotus_connections_root\silentResponseFile\LC_uninstall.rsp -log .\uninstall.log
3. If you plan to re-install IBM Connections, remove the following files:
IBM Connections installation files: lotus_connections_root
Note: If you did not install IBM Connections in the default directory, delete the directory where you installed the product.
IBM Connections shared data: Delete the directories that you specified for shared data when you installed IBM Connections.
IBM Connections local data: Delete the directories that you specified for local data when you installed IBM Connections.
If it is present, delete the registry.xml file from the profile_root/config/cells/<cell_name> directory, where cell_name is the name of your WebSphere Application Server cell.
Deleting IBM Connections data files makes the original deployment unrecoverable. If you plan to reinstall IBM Connections and use your old data, do not delete the data files.
You do not need to remove the IBM Installation Manager files. These files might be associated with other IBM applications.
You have uninstalled IBM
Connections or removed selected applications.
What to do next
To check the details of the procedure, open the log files in the lotus_connections_root/logs
directory. Each IBM
Connections application that you uninstalled has a log file, using the following naming format: <application_name>Uninstall.log
, where <application_name>
is the name of an IBM
Parent topic: Uninstalling IBM Connections
Uninstalling a deployment or removing applications
Uninstalling: delete databases with the database wizard
Uninstalling databases in silent mode
Uninstalling: Manually drop databases
Creating a response file