Upgrading WCS toolkit from to

Posted by Hariharan Vadivelu on
Recently I was trying to upgrade my developer toolkit from WCS to level and while upgrading I ran into an issue, I then decided to uninstall the base WCS toolkit and start
all over again, but the Installer Manager won't let me uninstall older version of toolkit
I ran into the error in the screenshot below.

Uninstall Error

I finally figured out following steps to uninstall older version of toolkit, hope this helps others if you run into similar issues.

Go to C:\IBM\WCDE_ENT70\bin>

disableFeature.bat -DfeatureName=foundation
disableFeature.bat -DfeatureName=management-center
disableFeature.bat -DfeatureName=store-enhancements
disableFeature.bat -DfeatureName=content-version

Logging is generated at following location, validate this file to examing if disable feature ran
successfully C:\IBM\WCDE_ENT70\logs\disableFeature.log

Follow these steps to disable social app feature

If you are still not able to uninstall toolkit, you can try rollback action from IBM Installation Manager, just select the package
and try to do a rollback.
If none of the above option works, go with good old method of SHIFT + DEL:) and start fresh.

Reference links
Disabling features in WCS


  1. Another approach that worked for me was to just rename the toolkit folder to something other than WCDE_ENT70 and then try un-installing using the installation manager. Un-installation works fine but at the end it throws error saying some file/folder could not be deleted. This is pretty obvious because we renamed the root folder and most importantly can be ignored safely.

  2. Good point, I will add it to this Blog.

  3. Thanks for sharing this Informative content. Well explained. Got to learn new things from your Blog on SAP SD.SAP SD