How to remove a dameware mini remote

Written by john ruiz
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DameWare Mini Remote Control is a program that aims to help IT professionals remotely control other computers connected to local or wide area networks. It achieves this without replacing operating system files, making DameWare Mini Remote Control one of the smallest remote control applications available. Some Windows operating systems cannot uninstall DameWare Mini Remote Control because the service continues to run in the background. You must stop this service and remove DameWare Mini Remote manually if you encounter problems with the uninstaller and want to try another remote solution.

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  1. 1

    Click the Start menu and type "cmd" on the search text box. Go to "Run" if you are using Windows XP or older, and type "cmd" on the text box that appears. Press the "Enter" key to open the Command Prompt.

  2. 2

    Type the following command in the Command Prompt window to stop the service: Net Stop "DameWare Mini Remote Control"

    Press the "Enter" key to proceed.

  3. 3

    Follow up with another command: Net Stop "DameWare Mini Remote Control"

    Press the "Enter" key again to execute the command.

  4. 4

    Type "DWRCS.EXE -remove" without quotes in the Command Prompt window and press "Enter" to remove DameWare Mini Remote.

Tips and warnings

  • If the two "Net Stop" commands do not work, replace "DameWare Mini Remote Control" and "DameWare NT Utilities 2.6" with DWMRCS and DNTUS26, respectively, and execute the two commands again.

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