Decommissioning/ Uninstall the application
Hi Guys,I havea situation here. We have more than 200 apps to be uninstall through SCCM. They are sitting on the the workstation and servers fron a long time. Some appln are sitting on 7000 workstations.I need to uninstall them. Some application have executable some have msi's . Please tell me how to proceed as they want me to make a Wise script or create a wrapper for it. Please tell me how to acton it. if anyone have the script so that I can make use of it or else VBscript will be good too. I can put Vbscript into the wise script.One question, can we uninstall same application sitting on 4000 workstation through the script at one time or do we have to do one by one, plz tell me the procedure how????ThanksBulbul
October 7th, 2009 6:43pm

First off, good luck, this will be hard!Assuming the application is well written you can pull the uninstall command from the registry in the uninstall key. Problem #1 some applications will require the original installation files, this get very messy because, "yes, you will to make a seperate package for each" Unless you still have the old package and then you just send it all back down with an uninstall command. We did this on a much smaller scale. We found most would run correctly with the "msiexec /x {GUID}" command. Some wouldn't uninstall no matter what we did. The would only uninstall correctly if you the admin click remove in Add/Remove programs. For this this took the draconion methd. We killed the key from add/remove programs registry, delete the programs folder and poof you can't run it and ConfigMgr doesn't see it any more. This was just a giant VBSCript that killed registries and file folders.
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October 7th, 2009 7:08pm

If you push it via SCCM you can do this msiexec /x {26A24AE4-039D-4CA4-87B4-2F83216012FF} /qnor in the programs folder msiexec /x program.msi /qn (assuming you have an MSI)Or you can do it like below. It didn't have an MSI but it does respond to the {GUID} removal method Dim objShell, RegLocate Set objShell = WScript.CreateObject("WScript.Shell") On Error Resume Next '''grab GUID from Registry sngVersion = objShell.RegRead ("HKLM\SOFTWARE\Hummingbird\Metering\Product Info\HostExplorer 10\")"msiexec /x " & sngVersion & " /qn"), 0, True '0 hide all windows If you do the kill registry/delete program files then to SCCM and the user it will appear as uninstalled. CAUTION: Depending on what add-ins such as OUTLOOK they will have a blank tool bar that they will manually need to remove. This is not the best method but it gets the job done. It all depends on the application and how it hooks into Windows and other applications.
October 7th, 2009 7:26pm

Hi Mathew, The above script is VBScript or wise script. It didn't work in Wise script. I have few application which was installed through wrapper but now they don't have that old wrapper. How to do this one. Thanks,
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October 8th, 2009 8:52pm

This is a vbscript. If you don't have the old wrapper then you will need to use a brute force removal which could make other applications unhappy by deleting registry and files. You will need to test the different removal process per application which I know might take a bit.
October 8th, 2009 10:01pm

I have one aplicaiton called GlobalwareSecuritySolution. It was installed by "GlobalwareSecurity.exe" when I hit this executable it gives me the login ID and Passwd. It launches from some other locaiton.I don't have the executable anymore. Its installed on the user machine. I have no cle what this application does. All my compnmay wants to uninstal the application on the desktop.I remotely login to one of the user and i found the uninstall string "C:\gwsecur\UNWISE.EXE C:\gwsecur\INSTALL.LOG" I have to make it silent uninstall.Please let me knwo how to proceed.Thanks for your help.
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October 20th, 2009 9:43pm

unwise is the winse uninstallser User can try these tips. I would contact the company and ask if they have a silent uninstaller.
October 20th, 2009 10:56pm

thanks !!
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November 16th, 2009 12:10am

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