However, removing the AClient with the switches "/remove /silent" will not remove the AClient directory. It will remove the AClntUser.exe, disable the AClient service and disable the Windows alkernel driver.
For a complete removal of AClient, registry entries and AClient related files, run the following script directly on the target computer:
Note: Depending on the computer or network settings and policies, this script may not function correctly in all environments.
If Aclient is not installed at C:\Program files\altiris then, you must change the path in the script.
If the script is running in the context of the user who doesn’t have access to the registry or the standard windows folders (C:\Windows\System32\Alkernel.sys) which is deleted by the script. In this case the user should have administrative privileges on the client computer.
Note: Some command lines are purposely redundant to verify entries have been removed by the initial AClient uninstall process.
To run this script using a Deployment Server job:
1) Save the above script as a batch file on the Deployment Server eXpress share, as RemoveAC.bat.
2) In a Deployment Server job, create a Copy File To task to copy this batch file to the root of the destination hard drive (usually C:\).
3) Create a Run Script task as the second task in the same job, with the following lines in the section for "Run this script":
schtasks /CREATE /TR "C:\RemoveAC.bat" /SC ONCE /TN "AClientOut" /ST 00:00:00 /RU SYSTEM
schtasks /RUN /TN "AClientOut"
While executing this job, the script is copied to the root of the target computer and a Windows Task Scheduler event is run to execute the batch file locally.
Note: You may be able to use a Copy File To task (as described above) to uninstall the Altiris AClient. However this operation is dependent on computer, network and domain policies or settings. Altiris cannot guarantee that this task will be successful in all environments.
How to install the DAgent using the Remote Agent installer?
The following procedure lets you install the DAgent using the Remote Agent installer:
Open the Deployment Server Console.
Navigate to Tools > Remote Agent Installer, and select the appropriate option for the credentials.
In the Default Installation Information, the default path is set to
Click and unselect the Use AClient instead of DAgent on the older OS computers (XP and 2003) option.
Change the Remote Agent installer wizard path to
Verify the Agent Settings Summary. If you need to change the agent settings click Change Settings.
Click OK and then click Next.
In the Select Clients page, add the clients on which you want to install the DAgent.