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Lenovo Active Protection System

2015-01-09, 9:20 AM

Hello Guys!

 

How can I remove Lenovo Active Protection System with GPO? The version of the software is 1.0.0.17, it's installed on Windows 7 Enterprise x64 machines.

 

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DH

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Re: Lenovo Active Protection System

2015-01-09, 19:38 PM

Hi DH,

 

I think Active Protection System just uses a standard MSI package, so just search the HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Uninstall branch of the registry for "active protection system". Look in the Uninstall key and you should see something like:

 

MsiExec.exe /X{46A84694-59EC-48F0-964C-7E76E9F8A2ED}

Copy this text and add a /qn to make the uninstall silent, i.e.

 

MsiExec.exe /X{46A84694-59EC-48F0-964C-7E76E9F8A2ED} /qn

Now create a GPO that runs this command as an administrative user, using whatever method that makes sense for your environment (startup/shutdown script, scheduled task, etc.)

 

I'm guessing from the version number that this is installed on ThinkCentre M93 Tiny hardware, am I correct about that? Are you seeing BSOD errors by any chance? I see from this readme that the latest version resolves this issue, so you may be better off just pushing out the update, since APS does provide valuable protection for the hard drives in your machines.

 
 

 

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Re: Lenovo Active Protection System

2015-01-21, 12:42 PM

Thanks, I managed to uninstall it from all workstations. Yes, it was causing BSOD. The computers are mounted on the back of the displays, and often when a user decides to adjust his display, he gets BSOD.

 

I will consider installing the latest version of the product.

 

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DH

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Re: Lenovo Active Protection System

2017-08-01, 17:12 PM
Really helpful, butjust want you know that run MsiExec.exe /X{46A84694-59EC-48F0-964C-7E76E9F8A2ED} under cmd window is enough to uninstall it, need restart after uninstall. No need to create complicated GPO which is unknown to most of us.
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Re: Lenovo Active Protection System

2017-08-02, 2:38 AM

That BSOD you mention implies some different issue...

 

You are using the latest BIOS and storage driver? (and the latest copy of the APS?)

 

If you run one of the systems through System Update from www.lenovo.com/systemupdate, does it still give you the BSOD with all code up to date?

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