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Hi I am new to software deployment. I would like to know what are the Silent Uninstall switches to remove Dropbox?

11/29/2018 821 views

Hi I am new to software deployment. I would like to know what are the Silent Uninstall switches to remove Dropbox? 

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Dropbox seems to be a bit tricky to uninstall.
This page shows a nice little script which removes all parts (which seems uncommon with the default uninstall routines)
https://forum.pulseway.com/topic/1938-remove-dropbox-with-powershell/

By default my favourite tool to uninstall software is the windows built in WMI console.
wmic product where ”name like 'dropbox%%'“ call uninstall”.

With KACE you do it like that (it is for Java, but this is the software I need to uninstall regulary, if an update did no remove the old version)

Answered 11/29/2018 by: Nico_K
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  • wow thanks for the quick response. Thanks I was thinking theres no easy switch to just uninstall more involved. Thanks again
  • "By default my favourite tool to uninstall software is the windows built in WMI console.
    wmic product where ”name like 'dropbox%%'“ call uninstall”."

    Don't do that. Win32_product actually reconfigures every single msi on your computer when it is invoked. This will often lead to WMI corruption.

    https://gregramsey.net/2012/02/20/win32_product-is-evil/

    Instead, query the registry for uninstall strings and use that.

    I wrote an example in powershell that removes Java and Opera

    https://gitlab.com/snippets/1736938
 
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