Remove applications in silent mode 

Silently remove applications from your deployment of IBM Connections.

Before you begin

Create a response file for the modification task by running a simulated modification. For more information, see the Create a response file topic.

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:

  1. Open a command prompt and change to the <Lotus_Connections_setup>/LLotus_Connections_install/IM/<OS> directory, where <OS> is your operating system.

  2. Run the following command:

    • AIX or Linux™: IBMIM -silent -noSplash -encryptString <Password>

    • Windows™: IBMIMc.exe -silent -noSplash -encryptString <Password>

        where <Password> is your password.

  3. Add the encrypted password to the relevant line in the LC_modify_remove.rsp response file. You usually need to enter passwords for both the WAS 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 WAS administrator name from wasadmin, if different from your administrator name.

  4. Repeat these steps for each unique password.

About this task

A silent modification uses a response file to automate the removal of applications from your deployment.

Note: To change the paths to the response file and log file, edit the|bat file.

To perform a silent modification...


  1. Open a command prompt and change to the IM_root directory.

  2. Run the following command:

    • AIX or Linux: ./IBMIM --launcher.ini silent-install.ini -input lotus_connections_root/silentResponseFile/LC_modify_remove_linux.rsp -log ./uninstall.log

    • Windows: .\IBMIMc.exe --launcher.ini silent-install.ini -input lotus_connections_root\silentResponseFile\LC_modify_remove.rsp -log .\modifyRemove.log

What to do next

Check the uninstall.log file for errors and repeat this task if necessary.

Parent topic

Modifying the installation in silent mode

Related tasks

Create a response file