Uninstall Program from ADD/REMOVE

Will uninstall most programs

Description

Will uninstall most programs from add/remove list

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  • Name: Chris Anderson
  • Company: InfraNet Solutions
  • Website: http://www.infranetworks.com
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  • Summary
  • Uninstall Program from ADD/REMOVE
  • 198 Downloads
  • Released on June 21st, 2016
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    Reviews
    Gravatar for Paul Reed
    by Paul Reed on February 23rd, 2017

    Was hoping this would be my solution for uninstalling the different AV products at newly acquired clients. we have one client that has Avast Antivirus Free installed everywhere and this didn't touch it. says it ran successfully. but the software is still installed.

    Gravatar for Aaron Koay
    by Aaron Koay on November 3rd, 2016

    I like this in general, but the down side is that it does not add the no reboot switch for those software that will reboot right away after installation, does this work on both software installed via MSI and EXE?

    Discussion
    Gravatar for Jamie Lawrence
    Jamie Lawrence 3 months ago

    Does not seem to uninstall exe files. Any additions to the script that will do that?

    Gravatar for Matt Stanzel
    Matt Stanzel 3 months ago

    Jamie, Unfortunately, some applications are not installed with Windows Installer. Even though they appear in the Add/Remove programs Control Panel applet, they cannot be programmatically uninstalled with WMIC. Those applications use distinct uninstall strings using their own executable (they can't be uninstalled with MSIEXEC). This isn't my script, I'm only commenting, but expanding this script to include those may be possible if it can be written to parse the registry for the uninstall string, and attempt execution of it. It is a far more complicated process, however, than using WMIC as this script does.

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    Matt Stanzel 3 months ago

    Jamie, Unfortunately, some applications are not installed with Windows Installer. Even though they appear in the Add/Remove programs Control Panel applet, they cannot be programmatically uninstalled with WMIC. Those applications use distinct uninstall strings using their own executable (they can't be uninstalled with MSIEXEC). This isn't my script, I'm only commenting, but expanding this script to include those may be possible if it can be written to parse the registry for the uninstall string, and attempt execution of it. It is a far more complicated process, however, than using WMIC as this script does.

    Gravatar for Matt Stanzel
    Matt Stanzel 3 months ago

    Jamie, Unfortunately, some applications are not installed with Windows Installer. Even though they appear in the Add/Remove programs Control Panel applet, they cannot be programmatically uninstalled with WMIC. Those applications use distinct uninstall strings using their own executable (they can't be uninstalled with MSIEXEC). This isn't my script, I'm only commenting, but expanding this script to include those may be possible if it can be written to parse the registry for the uninstall string, and attempt execution of it. Unfortunately, It is a far more complicated process than using WMIC as this script does.

    Gravatar for Matt Stanzel
    Matt Stanzel 3 months ago

    Unfortunately, some applications are not installed with Windows Installer. Even though they appear in the Add/Remove programs Control Panel applet, they cannot be programmatically uninstalled with WMIC. Those applications use distinct uninstall strings using their own executable (they can't be uninstalled with MSIEXEC). This isn't my script, I'm only commenting, but expanding this script to include those may be possible if it can be written to parse the registry for the uninstall string, and attempt execution of it. Unfortunately, It is a far more complicated process than using WMIC as this script does.

    Gravatar for Aaron Koay
    Aaron Koay 3 months ago

    For exe based, you can try this: ExecuteShellCommand "C:\Program Files or x86\xx\uninstallexe /s" Won't guarantee the success of this, but it works on some exe files for me. Still wishing that Kaseya could add a function to just add or remove programs easily.

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    Matt Stanzel 3 months ago

    I apologize for the utter glut of repeat comments. When I clicked "Post Comment" I just got a server error response, so I assumed it wasn't going through.