Remove SharePlex from Unix and Linux
1. Log on as a user who has privileges to remove the SharePlex directories.
3. Issue the shutdown command to shut down SharePlex.
4. Exit sp_ctrl.
5. Use the following command to make certain that no SharePlex processes are running.
# ps -ef | grep sp_
6. Kill any processes that are still running.
7. Remove the SharePlex product directory, variable-data directory, and the hidden .shareplex directory from the system.
8. Drop the SharePlex database user from the database.
The utility splex_remove located in /proddir/util directory can also be used to remove the SharePlex directory structures automatically after shutting down SharePlex.
If desired, remove any objects that SharePlex installs in the database. These objects begin with SHAREPLEX_.
You can remove any such objects using standard SQL commands.
Remove SharePlex from Windows
Files removed by the uninstall program:
When SharePlex was installed, a file named install.log was installed in the SharePlex product directory. This file contains a record of all files created on the system by the installation program. When you run the uninstall program to remove SharePlex, it reads install.log to determine which files to remove.
If you select the Automatic uninstall option, it removes the following components for all instances of SharePlex
(all SharePlex services on all ports):
- The SharePlex desktop icons.
- The SharePlex menu items (except for the top-level Program Manager Group folder).
- The SharePlex product directory. If the variable-data directory is installed under the product directory but contains no files that were added after installation, it is removed as well.
Use the Custom uninstall option to remove specific files while leaving the others intact.
Files not removed by the uninstall program
The uninstall program does not remove the following components.
- The SharePlex and MKS Toolkit entries in the Registry.
- Files that already existed in the product directory when the current version of SharePlex was installed.
- Files created by SharePlex or a user in the product or variable-data directory after the current version of SharePlex was installed. Such files can be removed manually after SharePlex is removed. This is standard procedure for most Windows applications.
- The SharePlex variable-data directory. To remove this directory, delete it through the operating system. The uninstall program does not remove this directory because there could be user-created files, such as configuration files and custom parameter settings, that you want to keep for a future installation of SharePlex.
- The MKS Components programs and files. These can be removed separately using the Remove the MKS Toolkit operating environment procedure.
Remove SharePlex from the system
Perform these tasks in the order shown.
Remove the SharePlex service
Before you remove the SharePlex software from the system, follow these steps to stop and remove each SharePlex service on the system. If you remove SharePlex first, you cannot use SpUtils to stop and remove the service and must do so from the Services utility of the Windows Control Panel.
1. Double-click the SpUtils desktop icon.
2. Click the SharePlex Services tab.
3. Select the port number for the SharePlex instance that you want to remove. The Current State field displays the status of SharePlex on that port.
4. If the service is running, click Stop. Make certain the status shows Stopped.
5. Click Remove.
6. Stop and remove other SharePlex services as needed.
7. Close the SharePlex Services dialog box.
Remove the SharePlex software.
1. From Start menu, click Programs, then navigate to the SharePlex program folder and click Uninstall.
Alternatively, you can use the Windows Control Panel as you normally would to remove software.
2. In the Select Uninstall Method dialog box, select an uninstall option.
o Select Automatic to remove everything listed in Files removed by the uninstall program. This is the recommended procedure because it is the cleanest way to remove SharePlex from the
system. Click Finish to execute the uninstallation.
o Select Custom to selectively remove files. Use this option only if you must retain some files while deleting others. You receive a series of prompts to remove different sets of files.
o Select Repair to re-install files or update Registry entries. Click Finish to execute the repair.
Remove the MKS Toolkit operating environment
Changing and removing Windows Registry components may be harmful to the system. Contact your System Administrator for assistance if needed.
1. Remove the MKS Platform Components software using the standard Programs uninstall option in the Windows Control Panel.
2. Remove the NuTCRACKER service from the Services utility of the Windows Control Panel.
Remove Registry entries
The following Registry entries exist and can be removed by a System Administrator.
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Wow6432\Node\Mortice Kern Systems
Remove the SharePlex user and database objects
This uninstaller does not remove the SharePlex database objects. All SharePlex objects are installed in the SharePlex schema or database that was specified when the Database Setup portion of the installation was performed.
IMPORTANT! If you intend to reinstall SharePlex or MKS Toolkit, they will not reinstall unless these Registry entries are removed.