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Rameshkj
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

HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\\SOFTWARE\\MICROSOFT\\RPC\CLIENTPROTOCALS\\ncacn_ip_tcp

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?

Thanks

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


http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=kb;en-us;299357&Product=winxp

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.