Upgrading WCS toolkit from 7.0.0.1 to 7.2.0.0

Posted by Hariharan Vadivelu on
Recently I was trying to upgrade my developer toolkit from WCS 7.0.0.2 to
7.2.0.0 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
http://publib.boulder.ibm.com/infocenter/wchelp/v7r0m0/topic/com.ibm.commerce.install.doc/tasks/tigdisablesoccom_workspace_dup.htm

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
http://publib.boulder.ibm.com/infocenter/wchelp/v7r0m0/topic/com.ibm.commerce.install.doc/tasks/tigfepdisable.htm

4 comments:

  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.

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

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

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