Hi there,

 

I need some help with uninstalling Office 2010 SP2 silently. We have a few user's Office 2010 have SP2 installed. I am looking for a way to just uninstall SP2, not the whole Office 2010

I found the following uninstall command 

"C:\Program Files\Common Files\Microsoft Shared\OFFICE14\Oarpmany.exe" /removereleaseinpatch "{90140000-0011-0000-0000-0000000FF1CE}" "{DE28B448-32E8-4E8F-84F0-A52B21A49B5B}" "1033" "0"


Then created a Managed install and paste the uninstall command line in Full command line below


Added a test PC which has SP2 install in the managed install. I did get the pop up to say it’s uninstalling SP2.

So I tried to add /VERYSILENT /SUPPRESSMSGBOXES /NORESTART, but it doesn’t seem to do anything at all.

Any suggestion?

 

Thanks a lot for your help.

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  • Hi guys,
    Thanks for all your replies. I found the fix for it over here http://blogs.technet.com/b/odsupport/archive/2011/04/21/how-to-automate-the-uninstallation-of-an-office-patch-programmatically.aspx
    Hope this can help someone as well.

    Cheers,
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Hey,

did u already have a look in the unstall path with the regg-key from the command u found?
Most u can directly see the "uninstall" in this key and for example run:

"msiexex.exe /x {uninstall reg-value}"


Much success

CHEERS ;)

Answered 07/22/2014 by: Hannibal226
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  • Hi
    thanks for the reply.
    I found the reg key under uninstallString it's just the command i have in KACE
    My guess is these string like "1033" "0" should stand for something, there should be one for silent uninstall, but i dont know what it is.
    Cheers,
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Yes, you are right.
I did give it a go on my test machine, but no options that MS gives works.
You can uninstall office completely and reinstall it.
Or make an AutoIT script to click a button, then run this in the background.
But big change reboot will still happen...
Answered 07/22/2014 by: dedenker
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Is there an entry in Add/Remove programs for SP2 ?  If so, I would track this back to the uninstallstring in the registry.
Answered 07/22/2014 by: EdT
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  • Hi
    Thanks for the reply. Yes, that is the reg key i put in uninstall command. But i dont know what the silent option is.
    Cheers,
    • standard silent switches are /qn or /qb depending on whether you want a basic progress dialog (/qb) or for it to be totally silent (/qn). in you case you could try adding /qb at the end of the uninstall string eg ..."{DE28B448-32E8-4E8F-84F0-A52B21A49B5B}" "1033" "0" /qb
      • This was tried, but when executing with any silent option, the Oarpmany.exe doesn;t execute.
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- You need the original installation source - from here you start the uninstall routine

- in one of the subfolders (e.g. for Office standard is it  "Standard.WW") you have to create a  "config_uninstall.xml" with the following content:

 <Configuration Product="Standard">

<Display Level="basic" CompletionNotice="no" SuppressModal="yes" AcceptEula="yes" /> -->
<Setting Id="SETUP_REBOOT" Value="Never" /> <!-- reboot suppress -->

</Configuration>

- this is the uninstall command for Office Standard edition (runs only from the original installation source):

setup.exe /uninstall Standard /config config_uninstall.xml

 

 


 
 
 

Answered 07/23/2014 by: brauersyl
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  • Hi guys,
    Thanks for all your replies. I found the fix for it over here http://blogs.technet.com/b/odsupport/archive/2011/04/21/how-to-automate-the-uninstallation-of-an-office-patch-programmatically.aspx
    Hope this can help someone as well.

    Cheers, - See more at: http://www.itninja.com/question/uninstall-office-2010-sp2#sthash.0Vot3ZAv.dpuf
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