View Full Version : How to check TCP/IP presence in Win XP through Script

06-07-2004, 12:17 AM
Hi All

How can I check in Win XP, whether the TCP/IP is present or not through Installer Script.

In Other OS e.g. In Win 2000

I am checking the following registry Key


If TCP/IP is uninstalled then this key will be deleted But in Win XP the uninstallButton in TCP/IP properties is disabled.

So How can we remove the TCP/IP completely in Win XP?
Any Suggesstion?


06-07-2004, 10:47 PM
I found in MS Knowledge Base that In Win XP TCP/IP cannot be Removed Completley.


the above link sates

This article was previously published under Q299357
For a Microsoft Windows Server 2003 version of this article, see 317518.
INTRODUCTIONIn Microsoft Windows XP, the TCP/IP stack is considered a core component of the operating system, and you cannot to remove TCP/IP. Therefore, when you view the list of components for a network interface, you may notice that when Internet Protocol (TCP/IP) is selected, the Uninstall button is disabled. In extreme cases, the most appropriate solution may be to reinstall the Internet Protocol stack. With the NetShell utility, you can reset the TCP/IP stack to restore it to a pristine state (the same state that existed when the operating system was installed). This article describes how to use the NetShell utility for this purpose.