Hello All,

I am a newbie to this so any mistakes I apologize.

I work within a company where users used to have full access to their pc's to install anything. My job is to search over 1500 machines for all versions of Quicktime, going back as far as version 5 and update them with the latest version.

I know that .msi's weren't created for use with Quicktime til later in version 6. However, does anyone know a way to search a pc for quicktime (any version) and uninstall it and update with the latest version.

I know in version 7, you can just look for the uninstall guid string and search off of that, but what about earlier versions??? i.e. 5, and 6.

Thanks in advance.
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I guess the safest route to detetcing all versions is to get the version information from the QuickTime Player executable. You can find the path to that file by getting the default value for 'HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\QuickTime.qt\shell\open\command'. If that pulls up blank, find another common QT file extension and interrogate that: you should find at least one.
Answered 11/01/2010 by: VBScab
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Use the Appsearch of msi to check if older versions are present. You can call the uninstall script of older versions using a custom action.
Answered 11/01/2010 by: murali.bhat
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Thanks for all the help. I have one more question. Is there anywhere out there on the internet which has a complete list of all the guid uninstall strings for all products?
Answered 11/02/2010 by: Pittpanther
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Incredibly unlikely.

In any event, I'm not sure you'd want them all. If it were me, I'd set up a task to wander the estate and find out what's installed there.

Have a look at MouseTrax's Domain Inventory Tool.
Answered 11/02/2010 by: VBScab
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You can download previous versions from OldApps and find them for yourself.

It'll be handy to have these old versions for your testing anyway.

Thanks,

Dunnpy
Answered 11/02/2010 by: dunnpy
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I have a list of all the machines that have the different versions of Quicktime and some users have versions that go back as far as version 5. My issue is getting the earlier versions of Quicktime uninstalled that don't have a uninstall guid.
Answered 11/02/2010 by: Pittpanther
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They may not have a GUID but, if they appear in ARP, they will have an uninstall string, probably in the regular location but with a name rather than a GUID.

This is where your VM/VPC/VirtualBox pays dividends. Install each flavour into a VM (newly refreshed for each install, of course) and note the uninstall string (having tested that it works, of course!)
Answered 11/02/2010 by: VBScab
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I created an article on how to uninstall all versions of quicktime
Answered 04/27/2016 by: pcooper
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