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Prevent users from uninstalling the Code42 app

This article applies to version 6.

Other available versions:

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Available in:

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Small Business

Overview

This article explains how to specify Code42 app installation properties on Windows devices to prevent users from uninstalling the Code42 app from the Windows Control Panel or Start menu. This helps to better secure the information on user devices by ensuring Code42 backup and file exflitration detection are always running.

Considerations

The steps below only apply to:

  • Windows devices
  • Code42 app version 6.8.4 or later

Option 1: Multiple devices

To apply this setting to more than one device, add the ARPNOREMOVE= parameter to the Code42 app installation properties used in your software management tool (such as SCCM). The ARPNOREMOVE parameter does not require a value. Any value, including false or null, prevents uninstalling.

Create a deployment policy, then add the uninstall property
The Code42 administration console enables you to create a deployment policy, which automatically generates default installation properties for the Code42 app. Consider using these properties as a starting point, and then manually adding the ARPNOREMOVE= parameter before supplying the properties to your software management tool.

Option 2: Single device

  1. From the Windows command line, launch the Code42 app installer with the ARPNOREMOVE parameter. For example: msiexec /i Code42CrashPlan.msi ARPNOREMOVE=
    The ARPNOREMOVE parameter does not require a value. Any value, including false or null, prevents uninstalling.
  2. After the Code42 app installation is complete, remove the .msi installer file from the device.

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