Uninstalling in console mode

Uninstall HCL Connections in console mode. This method is convenient if you cannot or do not want to use the graphical mode.

About this task

Use console mode to uninstall the product in a non-graphical environment. This mode is useful when you have to uninstall HCL Connections on a system that does not have a video card.

In steps where you enter custom information, such as server details, you can type P at any time to return to the previous input choice in that step. However, you cannot type P to return to a previous step.

Uninstalling HCL Connections uses IBM® Installation Manager to manage the installation process.

To uninstall HCL Connections in console mode, complete the following steps:


  1. Start the WebSphere® Application Server Deployment Manager.
  2. Stop all instances of WebSphere® Application Server, including node agents, in your deployment.
  3. Open a command prompt and change to the IM_root/eclipse/tools directory.
  4. Start the installation wizard by opening the following file:
    • AIX® or Linux: ./imcl -c
    • Windows: imcl.exe -c
  5. Select the applications that you want to remove and then type N to proceed.
  6. Type U to start removing applications.
  7. To check the details of the procedure, open the log file named Uninstall.log in the connections_root/logs directory.
  8. Optional: If you plan to reinstall HCL Connections, remove the following files:
    • Except where noted, remove these files from the system that hosts the Deployment Manager.
    • Because some of these files might be used by other programs, it is possible that you are not allowed to remove all of the following files.
    1. Connections installation files: connections_root
      Note: If you did not install Connections in the default directory, delete the directory where you installed the product.
    2. Connections shared data: Delete the directories that you specified for shared data when you installed Connections.
    3. Connections local data: On each node, delete the directories that you specified for local data when you installed Connections.
      Note: Deleting Connections data files makes the original deployment unrecoverable. If you plan to reinstall Connections and use your old data, do not delete the data files.
    4. Connections configuration files: Delete the profile_root/config/cells/cell_name/LotusConnections-config directory, where cell_name is the name of your WebSphere® Application Server cell.
    5. If it is present, delete the registry.xml file from the profile_root/config/cells/cell_name directory.
    6. Delete all .py files from the /opt/IBM/WebSphere/AppServer/profiles/profile_name/bin directory on the deployment manager server as follows:
      • AIX/Linux: /opt/IBM/WebSphere/AppServer/profiles/profile_name/bin
      • Windows: drive:\Program Files\IBM\WebSphere\AppServer\profiles\profile_name\bin
    7. Clear the WebSphere Application Server profile's temp and wstemp folders. For example:
      • AIX/Linux:


      • /opt/IBM/WebSphere/AppServer/profiles/profile_name/wstemp

      • Windows:

        drive:\Program Files\IBM\WebSphere\AppServer\profiles\profile_name\temp

        drive:\Program Files\IBM\WebSphere\AppServer\profiles\profile_name\wstemp


You uninstalled Connections.