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i am using Water's script to list out applications.


it doesnt seem that my app comes up on that list (even though its in add/remove)

so im having problems removing it.

any ideas why its not coming up?

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you're right.. i cleaned it up.. here's what im trying now (i have admin rights on the local machines in question)...

again, the list is only partial - doesnt show the app i want to uninstall.

as you can see, if i chose %photoshop% i see 2 results. the app im trying to remove is Superblock (as shown in Add/Remove) but it doesnt show as part of the list so I cant remove it

$oMyError = ObjEvent("AutoIt.Error", "_AD_ErrorHandler") ; Install a custom error handler

$Machine = InputBox("Computer name?", "Uninstall Remote Application")
$objWMIService = ObjGet("winmgmts:{impersonationLevel=impersonate}!\\" & $Machine & "\root\cimv2")

;$Products = $objWMIService.ExecQuery("SELECT * FROM Win32_Product")
$Products = $objWMIService.ExecQuery("SELECT * FROM Win32_Product Where Name like '%Super%'")
;$Products = $objWMIService.ExecQuery("SELECT * FROM Win32_Product Where Name like '%Photoshop%'")
For $element In $Products
    ConsoleWrite($element.name & @CRLF)

Func _AD_ErrorHandler()

    Local $bHexNumber = Hex($oMyError.number, 8)
    ConsoleWrite("COM Error Encountered in " & @ScriptName & @CRLF & _
            "Scriptline = " & $oMyError.scriptline & @CRLF & _
            "NumberHex = " & $bHexNumber & @CRLF & _
            "Number = " & $oMyError.number & @CRLF & _
            "WinDescription = " & StringStripWS($oMyError.WinDescription, 2) & @CRLF & _
            "Description = " & StringStripWS($oMyError.description, 2) & @CRLF & _
            "Source = " & $oMyError.Source & @CRLF & _
            "HelpFile = " & $oMyError.HelpFile & @CRLF & _
            "HelpContext = " & $oMyError.HelpContext & @CRLF & _
            "LastDllError = " & $oMyError.LastDllError & @CRLF & _
            "========================================================" & @CRLF)

EndFunc ;==>_AD_ErrorHandler
Edited by gcue

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ahh looks like the Win32_Product Class only displays products installed using Windows Installer... so how can i pipe in to the reg key "HKLM\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Uninstall" and still use WMI to remove the application??


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I am unfamiliar with the SuperBlock application, are you able to give a MSIEXEC.exe command to call the uninstallation? i.e.

Run ('msiexec.exe "[Application uninstall path]" /uninstall /qn '

In the /qn switch will make it invisible to the user and you can use a Run() command in AutoIt to complete this. If not, what type of command does it give you in the HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Uninstall\ location for the either the UninstallString or ModifyPath values? Those should be your tip offs for running the uninstall. If it run's from an InstallSheild uninstaller you may need the SID of the application listed in the registry to run it.

Also, are you planning on running the script from a remote location to the users or locally on their systems, but deployed via the network. Credentials was my only concern. Let us know and good luck.


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thanks Montel.

i have local admin rights on all domain pcs. i will be running this remotely.

i also found this informative article


looks like id have to identify what type of install then proceed from there.

thanks for the info! i definitely have something to go play with....

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