I have used in the past wmic.exe product where "name like 'Adobe Reader%'" call uninstall.  Wmic seems to no longer work with this latest version and KBOX doesn't show an uninstall command either.  Not sure if this is a result of using the Adobe Customization Wizard XI or not.

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Apparently I haven't been very patient these days!

Eventually the wmic trick worked... 2 hours later.  And msiexec /x {AC76BA80-0011-7AD7-0000-000000000000} /qn works too.

Answered 11/15/2012 by: worzie
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The WMIC trick is what I use most often.  You can get the same GUID by going to the uninstall section of the registry. 

(HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Uninstall or HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Wow6432Node\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Uninstall)

Click down through the list of GUIDs and you can find the program faster than the WMIC command.

Then its easy from there.  Just run msiexec.exe /X{GUIDGOESHERE} /qn


Answered 11/29/2012 by: WhitzEnd
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Get ready for this:
wmic product where "name like 'Adobe Reader%%'" call uninstall /nointeractive

Works on any version of Reader; no need to look up the GUID. 

Works with java too:
wmic product where "name like 'Java%%'" call uninstall /nointeractive
Answered 10/18/2014 by: brucegoose03
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Yes, using the Adobe customization Wizard is most likley the reason why there is not an install command showing in the K1000. As far as the uninstall is concerned I use the same command you used earlier to uninstall.


Answered 11/20/2012 by: Jonathan_M
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Adobe Reader 11.0.03 silent uninstall string: msiexec /x {AC76BA86-7AD7-1031-7B44-AB0000000001} /qn

Answered 05/27/2013 by: ibarthel
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