Windows Search (KB940157)
I have decided that I no longer want this installed on our PCs but I don't see it listed as a Software title. I was going to create a report to see which ones still need to be done and can't find it.
It may show in inventory under Windows>Type>Patch Software
If not, create a software inventory item that uses a custom inventory rule to verify this directory exists:
You can report on that software inventory item to see how many have it installed.Then, you can script the removal by doing something like this:Create a script to uninstall Windows Search by verifying service Wsearch exists, stop Wsearch and then run a command to uninstall: c:\windows\$ntUninstallKB940157\spuninst\spuninst.exe /qn /norestart Appears to need a restart to completely remove. You could also use your software inventory item above to create a machine smart label to target the uninstall.
look for %systemroot%\$NtUninstallKB940157$\spuninst\spuninst.exe
you can even create a k1000 script that veifies this files exists if it does then run the same command with silent switch
Oops, left out spuninst.exe. Thanks!
Some of the computers have already had it uninstalled but they fit under this software inventory because that file is still there. I also found that on XP the service is wSearch so that gives me a quick list that will work. Thanks. I really appreciate you taking the time to answer questions. I learn so much.
Oh, so the uninstall using spuninst.exe doesn't remove the folder? Does it leave spuninst.exe itself afterwards? If not, you could modify the rule to look for that.
glad you found the correct service name, I think it changed between version 3 and 4.
When we were running xp we just killed the service so the users saw nothing. If you are using sus I believe you can also withdraw that push and sus will take it away.
Also found on google spunist does not support conventional msi switches /qn /norestart
these are the switches it supports
Ã¢â¬Â¢/? : Show the list of installation switches.
Ã¢â¬Â¢ /u : Use Unattended mode.
Ã¢â¬Â¢ /f : Force other programs to quit when the computer shuts down.
Ã¢â¬Â¢ /z : Do not restart when the installation is completed.
Ã¢â¬Â¢/q : Use Quiet mode (no user interaction).
Really? Pretty sure that's what I used. Will have to check my KBOX.
looks like either will work
I did not realize that either till I found that goggling, it surprised me, have used the switches you mentioned in the past. I did more searching and have found both as usable switches.http://support.microsoft.com/kb/886185http://coreworx.blogspot.com/2010/08/how-to-uninstall-microsoft-patch-using.html
This one lists msi style switches, go figurehttp://support.microsoft.com/kb/262841
On your K1000 go to inventory and look under the service tab
search for cisvc and these are the machines with search/index service installed
If you just want to stop it from running you can disable the service with a k1000 script
verify the this key exists
and if it does
net stop cisvcREG add "HKLM\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Services\CiSvc" /v Start /t REG_DWORD /d 4 /f