Culprit can be uninstalled from all or some systems. However, there are some modules used by Culprit which are also used by other IDMS procedures and products; so if Culprit is uninstalled then the non-Culprit versions of those programs must be installed after that is complete.
There is a way to uninstall Culprit, but it is complex because Culprit requires certain load modules which are also used by IDMS for other reasons. So there are Culprit and non-Culprit versions of these load modules. To un-install Culprit, you have to remove the Culprit versions of these load modules then re-install the non-Culprit versions. Also, remember that since our maintenance tapes are module replacements as of 17.0, you will have to repeat this process every time you apply a new maintenance tape or APAR which has an update to these modules.
If there are multiple systems, some with Culprit and some without, then you are probably using cloned systems. Here are the steps to uninstall Culprit from a cloned system.
If you have only a single system, and wish to uninstall Culprit, you can follow the above steps then for future installs simply do not specify the Culprit product.