Chapter 5. Uninstalling Rational software
This section provides information about removing earlier versions of Rational
software before upgrading to a new version.
Before you uninstall Rational products
This section provides general requirements that must be met before removing
Rational products. It also describes which components the Setup wizard does and
does not remove from the computer.
v If you plan to move the application to another system, first return the license
v Removing a Rational product does not delete the license key file, project
v Before removing the Rational products (including the Rational license server)
v Removing Rational Rose does not remove its data from the computer. If you
v To remove Rational products from a Windows NT
v Make sure that no one is using the application or any associated files. You
To uninstall Rational products
Use the Add or Remove Programs function in the Windows Control Panel to select
and remove the IBM Rational product. Click Start > Control Panel > Add or
Remove Programs. Highlight the product and click Remove.
To uninstall from the command line
If you want to uninstall Rational products from the command line, you must use
the MSIEXEC.exe application. For information about this command and its
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key file to your Rational software account. Use AccountLink to return a
node-locked or floating license key. To find AccountLink, go to
www.ibm.com/software/rational/support/licensing/ and click IBM Rational
Licensing and Download Center . For more information about moving licenses
or returning licenses, see the IBM Rational License Management Guide.
databases, and other files that you created while using the product. If you plan
to install an upgrade of the Rational product to a different drive or use a new
installation path, back up these files and manually remove them. If you do not
remove them, the Setup wizard may find these files and install the application in
the previous location rather than the new location.
from clients, record the specified license server host names in the License Key
1. Start the LKAD. Click Start > Programs > IBM Rational > IBM Rational
License Key Administrator.
2. Find the host names. Click Settings > Client/Server Configuration.
3. After you install the new Rational products, reset the license server name in
the LKAD. The LKAD wizard starts after the installation. If the wizard does
not start, click Start > Programs > IBM Rational Software > IBM Rational
License Key Administrator.
reinstall Rational Rose on the same computer, you must install it in the same
directory to see the data.
XP computer, you must have Windows administrator privileges on the local
cannot remove files that are in use.
, Windows 2000, or Windows