Removing Policy Central Client
Great forum you've got here btw. Shame the LEA blocks it!
The previous guy doing my job decided to install the policy central client on everything: servers and all.
Well anyway the whole system was such a mess I rebuilt all the servers new windows domain etc. and re-imaged the client machines. The only server I didn't rebuild was SIMS. i'm trying to avoid that at all costs.
I went to do the SOLUS / December upgrade for SIMS and it couldn't download the update. Which I though was a bit strange, given that i could ping, ftp, and even telnet port 80 and 443 to external address. After pulling out most of my hair I noticed the PCCLIENT.EXE running in task manager. Searching through the registry etc I cant find a service related to this. And I can't kill it via task manager.
I booted a windows PE cd and removed the c:\windows\system32\PCENT directory. Restarted the server and volia the solus upgrade ran fine. But within half an hour PCCLIENT.EXE was running again. and the C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM32\PCENT directory was back.
So I'm pressuming there must be another service, executable running that spawns the PCCLIENT.EXE.
Many thanks in advance for your time