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Enumerate Registry & Uninstall software via Uninstall String

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I apologize in advance if this has been discussed before but I can't seem to find something that works to my specific needs.

I can't find a script that will find software in the registry and automatically run the uninstall for it. I found this piece of code

but it replies with a "success" no matter if the software is installed or not. I've tried to modify it to report correctly with no luck so far.

Func WMIService($host) ;Connects to WMI Service
    $objWMIService = ObjGet("winmgmts:{impersonationLevel=impersonate}!\\" & $host & "\root\cimv2")
    If not IsObj($objWMIService) Then return 0
    return $objWMIService
EndFunc

Func WMIQuery($objWMIService,$strWMIQuery) ;Perform WMI Query with Query String and Data Return Parameters
    $colItems = $objWMIService.ExecQuery($strWMIQuery) 
        For $objItem in $colItems
            ;MsgBox(0,"asdasd",$objitem.name)
            $objItem.Uninstall()
        Next
    return 1
EndFunc

$objWMIService = WMIService("localhost")  ;WMIService Object - Establish Connection
If $objWMIService = 0 Then Exit

;~ $objWMIService1 = WMIService("localhost")  ;WMIService Object - Establish Connection
;~ If $objWMIService1 = 0 Then Exit

$soft1 = WMIQuery($objWMIService,"Select * from Win32_Product Where Name like '%Photoshop%'")
If $objWMIService = 0 Then 
    MsgBox(0,"Error","An error have accured")
    Exit
    EndIf
    $objWMIService =  0

MsgBox(0,"Success","Uninstall compleeted successfully")

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#2 ·  Posted (edited)

This should do it. Just change $sSearch to whatever it is you want to uninstall (any portion of the string) This example gets everything with "Photoshop" in the name.

$sBase = "HKLM\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Uninstall\"
$iEval = 1
$sSearch = "Photoshop"
While 1
    $sUninst = ""
    $sDisplay = ""
    $sCurrent = RegEnumKey($sBase, $iEval)
    If @Error Then ExitLoop
    $sKey = $sBase & $sCurrent
    $sDisplay = RegRead($sKey, "DisplayName")

    If StringRegExp($sDisplay, "(?i).*" & $sSearch & ".*") Then
        $sUninst = RegRead($sKey, "UninstallString")
        If $sUninst Then
            If MsgBox(36, "Result", "Are you sure you want to uninstall " & _
                $sDisplay & "?") = 6 Then RunWait($sUninst)
        EndIf
    EndIf
    $iEval += 1
WEnd

EDIT: Spellink

EDIT 2: Actually this is better since it gives you the option to cancel

$sBase = "HKLM\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Uninstall\"
$iEval = 1
$sSearch = "Creative"
While 1
    $sUninst = ""
    $sDisplay = ""
    $sCurrent = RegEnumKey($sBase, $iEval)
    If @Error Then ExitLoop
    $sKey = $sBase & $sCurrent
    $sDisplay = RegRead($sKey, "DisplayName")

    If StringRegExp($sDisplay, ".*" & $sSearch & ".*") Then
        $sUninst = RegRead($sKey, "UninstallString")
        If $sUninst Then
            $sMsg = MsgBox(35, "Result", "Are you sure you want to uninstall " & $sDisplay & "?")
            If  $sMsg = 6 Then
                RunWait($sUninst)
            ElseIf $sMsg = 2 Then
                ExitLoop
            EndIf
        EndIf
    EndIf
    $iEval += 1
WEnd
Edited by GEOSoft

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This is exactly what i was looking for thank you so much.

The name match must be exact case but i can live with!

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#4 ·  Posted (edited)

I would like to take this script two steps further by having it first, actually answer the questions in the uninstaller, and then run another program when complete.

We have a program that can only updated by uninstalling the previous version and then installing the new one.

If  $sMsg = 6 Then
    RunWait($sUninst)
;runs the uninstall function we created to finish uninstalling our program
    uninstallprogram()
    Do
    $process = ProcessExists("unwise.exe")
    until $process = 0
    ;runs the install function of the next program    
    install()
ElseIf $sMsg = 2 Then
    ExitLoop
    EndIf

I have tried it several different ways even substituting a message box for the uninstall function and the script never goes beyond RunWait($sUninst)

It launces the uninstaller and that's where it stays.

Can anyone provide any help on this?

Thank you.

Edited by P3X775

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I've been trying to modify this script to also search HKLMSOFTWAREMicrosoftWindowsCurrentVersionInstallerUserDataS-1-5-18Products, but I'm flailing. Any takers?

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#7 ·  Posted (edited)

Just wanted to return the favour and post my take on this script. I use it with LogMeIn tasks for uninstalling software from the command-line with no prompting or restarts:

#RequireAdmin
#Region ;**** Directives created by AutoIt3Wrapper_GUI ****
#AutoIt3Wrapper_UseX64=n
#AutoIt3Wrapper_Change2CUI=y
#EndRegion ;**** Directives created by AutoIt3Wrapper_GUI ****

Opt('TrayAutoPause', 0)
Opt('TrayMenuMode', 1)
Opt('TrayIconHide', 1)

$sBase_x64 = "HKLM64\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Uninstall\"
$sBase_x32 = "HKLM\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Uninstall\"
$iEval = 1
$iLogCount = 1

;Check if app name and logfile name passed as parameter
If $CmdLine[0] <> 2 Then
    ConsoleWrite("Error! - Missing parameters: {App Name} {LogFileName}" & @CRLF)
    Exit 1
Else
    Local $sSearch = $CmdLine[1]
    Local $sLogFile = $CmdLine[2]
EndIf

; 32bit & 64bit
ConsoleWrite("Checking " & $sBase_x32 & @CRLF)
While 1
    $sUninst = ""
    $sDisplay = ""
    $sCurrent = RegEnumKey($sBase_x32, $iEval)
    If @Error Then ExitLoop
    $sKey = $sBase_x32 & $sCurrent
    $sDisplay = RegRead($sKey, "DisplayName")

    If StringRegExp($sDisplay, "(?i).*" & $sSearch & ".*") Then
        $sUninst = RegRead($sKey, "UninstallString")
        If $sUninst Then
            ConsoleWrite("Uninstalling " & $sDisplay & @CRLF)
            ConsoleWrite($sUninst & " /quiet /passive /qn /log " & $sLogFile & "_" & $iLogCount & ".log /norestart" & @CRLF)
            RunWait($sUninst & " /quiet /passive /qn /log " & $sLogFile & "_" & $iLogCount & ".log /norestart")
            $iLogCount +=1
        EndIf
    EndIf
    $iEval += 1
WEnd

$iEval = 1
ConsoleWrite("Checking " & $sBase_x64 & @CRLF)
While @CPUArch = "X64"
    $sUninst = ""
    $sDisplay = ""
    $sCurrent = RegEnumKey($sBase_x64, $iEval)
    If @Error Then ExitLoop
    $sKey = $sBase_x64 & $sCurrent
    $sDisplay = RegRead($sKey, "DisplayName")

    If StringRegExp($sDisplay, "(?i).*" & $sSearch & ".*") Then
        $sUninst = RegRead($sKey, "UninstallString")
        If $sUninst Then
            ConsoleWrite("Uninstalling " & $sDisplay & @CRLF)
            ConsoleWrite($sUninst & " /quiet /passive /qn /log " & $sLogFile & "_" & $iLogCount & ".log /norestart" & @CRLF)
            RunWait($sUninst & " /quiet /passive /qn /log " & $sLogFile & "_" & $iLogCount & ".log /norestart")
            $iLogCount +=1
        EndIf
    EndIf
    $iEval += 1
WEnd

It copes with 64bit PCs and the two areas in the registry, therefore for example if you install both 32bit and 64bit versions of Java, it will remove both.

Edited by Taomyn

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