Massive Application Uninstall



max98037
07-10-2005, 02:16 AM
We now have an application that needs to be uninstalled from every machine on
the network. And, unfortunately, we do not have SMS.

We have hundreds of machines all spread out and cant bear the thought of
visiting each one. Does anyone know of a good method for automating this?
Or maybe even a cheap software product.

Thanks in advance!!

Star Fleet Admiral Q
07-10-2005, 02:16 AM
You could write a script, which when executed at login can run the programs
"uninstall" program, but that's only going to work as good as the uninstall
program that is if it runs in silent mode with a config file with
predetermined answers. If it asks questions during the uninstall then
you're shot as I don't think you'd want your user community to make those
kinds of decisions.
You could also "remote" into each machine and uninstall it, using remote
desktop.

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"max98037" <max98037@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
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> We now have an application that needs to be uninstalled from every machine
> on
> the network. And, unfortunately, we do not have SMS.
>
> We have hundreds of machines all spread out and cant bear the thought of
> visiting each one. Does anyone know of a good method for automating this?
> Or maybe even a cheap software product.
>
> Thanks in advance!!

Torgeir Bakken \(MVP\)
07-10-2005, 02:16 AM
max98037 wrote:

> We now have an application that needs to be uninstalled from every
> machine on the network. And, unfortunately, we do not have SMS.
>
> We have hundreds of machines all spread out and cant bear the
> thought of visiting each one. Does anyone know of a good method
> for automating this? Or maybe even a cheap software product.
Hi,

1)
Could you please post the registry data in the UninstallString value
for the application under the registry key
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Uninstall\


2)
What kind of network is this? Active Directory?



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Massive Application Uninstall