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Is there a way to uninstall software from a users computer from my desk using Kace without the user knowing. I am trying to uninstall Adobe Illustrator and want to remove it without having to go to each users computer. I will admit I am lazy and want to do it as simple as I can. :) Thanks.
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Setup a managed install (under Distribution). Use the uninstall command in the registry as the command line to run. You'll find this where the Add/Remove programs info resides in the registry (HKLM\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Uninstall).
Answered 02/24/2011 by: airwolf
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The string will probably look something like this:
msiexec.exe /i{00000-00000-00000-00000}
Your going to want to change the /i to /x and add a /qn to the end.
msiexec.exe /x{00000-00000-00000-00000} /qn

This will uninstall the software completely silently.
Answered 02/25/2011 by: dchristian
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I am interested in trying to un-install software but it seems that doing the method described above requires me to have software associated to the inventory item I wish to un-install... Is there a way to do this without having to select a pre-existent inventory item...
Answered 03/22/2011 by: ereynolds
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Hi anyone please suggest me

I have 10 DLL files i want to add them into MSI
Please tell me the procedure
Answered 03/22/2011 by: sivawise
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Under the Scripting section select the tab for Configuration Policy and there you will find the "Un-Installer Wizard" where you can easily create an uninstaller for any inventoried software. It takes a long time for the page to respond since the Software Item selection pull-down menu has to be populated with all possible titles (over 22,000 in our case). After the page has fully loaded you can use the Filter to narrow down your search to a specific software version. If necessary you can have the wizard kill a process first and delete a directory afterwards too.

This will work for software inventory items but not dll's.
Answered 03/22/2011 by: RichB
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  • This one worked beautifully for me.
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Here's a report I run that gives me all the uninstall strings for a particular criteria (java in this example).

This works great because you can just copy the strings and run them as a script.

If the machine has the software, then it gets uninstalled.

If it doesn't no harm no foul, next string.
SELECT DISPLAY_NAME,
DISPLAY_VERSION,
Concat(REPLACE(UNINSTALL_STRING, '/I', '/X'), ' /QN') AS STRING
FROM SOFTWARE
WHERE DISPLAY_NAME LIKE '%JAVA%'
ORDER BY DISPLAY_NAME,
DISPLAY_VERSION
Answered 03/22/2011 by: dchristian
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sivawise - This is the K1000 Systems Management appliance forum, and the topic of this thread is uninstalling software. Maybe you're in the wrong forum for MSI creation/modification, or maybe I've misunderstood your request. If you are asking something related to this topic, please clarify what your question is.
Answered 03/22/2011 by: cblake
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