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Disabling self-protection of the Vulnerability Protection Agent (VPA) or Vulnerability Protection Relay (VPR) Agent via command line

    • Updated:
    • 29 Sep 2017
    • Product/Version:
    • Vulnerability Protection 2.0
    • Platform:
    • Windows 2012 Standard R2
Summary

The self-protection of the VPA or VPR Agent prevents agent uninstallation when the VPM is no longer available, so the hardening mechanism must be disabled.

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To disable the self-protection via command line:

  1. Open the Command prompt.
  2. Navigate to the installation folder:
    • For VPA: ...\Vulnerability Protection Agent
    • For VPR Agent: ...\Vulnerability Protection Relay
  3. Enter the command appropriate to your product version to disable the self-protection:

    dsa_control -s=0

    where the value of "s" is:

    • s = 1 - to enable self-protection (default)
    • s = 0 - to disable self-protection

    If the VPA installation is password-protected, use the following command instead:

    dsa_control -s=0 -p "password_in_clear_text"

     

  4. Continue uninstalling the agent via Windows Control Panel. The agent's self-protection should be disabled afterwards.
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Solution Id:
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