Remove Old Software Before Installing New in k1000

Hi guys,

I need to deploy Babylon language translator to about

1000 pc's. But I would like to uninstall any old version

first before installing the new.

Any ideas on how best to go about this for 1000 machines.?

Is this done with  scripts or what??? any examples???

Thanks my

trusted friends.

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Posted by: SMal.tmcc 5 years ago
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you can create an install batch that first removes the old versions then installs the new and zip that with the install files, attach to you MI distribution and do it that way. 

To uninstall if you have multiple versions you should be able to use wmic to uninstall old version by calling the name of the software.  Should look something like.  You can also get the uninstall calls from the software inventory and run the uninstalls like

wmic product where "name like 'Babylon language%%'" call uninstall /nointeractive
You can also get the uninstall calls from the software inventory and run the uninstalls using them

  • Thanks for the quick response SMal
    Do you mean building a script to execute a batch file zipped with the exe file? Not experienced with scripting much...
    Could you give me an example of a script that would run that sequence ......uninstall then install..

    Do I put the WMIC command in a batch file?? if so.. then do I put the install command switches after the wmic command on the same batch file??? then Zip them up as a dependency in the script........
    Sigh.....sorry for being such a pain friend..
    Thanks - akmagnum 5 years ago
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