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How to Remove The ThinPrint Portion of VMware Tools Build-118166 and higher
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23 Aug 2010 10:30 PM  

VMware recently released a new version of its well known Workstation software - 6.5.0. This release contains a new version of VMware Tools where parts of ThinPrint's .print Engine are integrated to provide printing options for certain environments, scenarios, VMware licences.

Well, this can lead to problems if you are going to install standard .print Engine software on a virtual machine equipped with the most recent VMware tools.

Find below a short description how to safely remove the ThinPrint modules from a system.
We also provide a small tool which automagically performs those steps for you.

- cd "%PROGRAMFILES%"\VMware\VMware Tools\"

- uninstall TPAutoConnect service
TPAutoConnSvc.exe /uninstall

- remove TPAC components
del /F TPAutoConnect.exe
del /F TPAutoConnSvc.exe

- cd "%WINDIR%\system32\"

- unregister TPSVC
regsvr32 /u TPSvc.dll

- unregister TP Portmonitor
rundll32 TPVMMon,InstHelper uninstall

- remove TP printer drivers
rundll32 printui.dll,PrintUIEntry /dd /m "TP Output Gateway"
rundll32 printui.dll,PrintUIEntry /dd /m "TP Output Gateway PS"

- stop spooler
net stop spooler

- remove TP print processor
run "regedit" + remove this key
HKLM\ SYSTEM\ CurrentControlSet\ Control\ Print\ Environments\
Windows NT x86\ Print Processors\ tpwinprn

- restart spooler
net start spooler

- remove all remaining TP components
del /F "%WINDIR%\system32\TPSvc.dll"
del /F "%WINDIR%\system32\TPVMMon.dll"
del /F "%WINDIR%\system32\TPVMMonUI.dll"
del /F "%WINDIR%\system32\TPVMW32.dll"
del /F "%WINDIR%\system32\TPVMMondeu.dll"
del /F "%WINDIR%\system32\TPVMMonUIdeu.dll"
del /F "%WINDIR%\system32\TPVMMonjpn.dll"
del /F "%WINDIR%\system32\TPVMMonUIjpn.dll"
del /F "%WINDIR%\system32\spool\prtprocs\w32x86\TPWinPrn.dll"

- remove TP registry key
run "regedit" + remove this
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