Scripting Question

IE10 - Uninstall (one that works)

10/15/2013 7523 views

Hi all,

Does anyone know how to uninstall IE10 and revert to IE8 using the scripting feature in KACE (or a managed install but preferably a script)?

The 2 ways I've currently seen on the web is wusa.exe and the other is something like this:

FORFILES /P %WINDIR%\servicing\Packages /M Microsoft-Windows-InternetExplorer-*10.*.mum /c "cmd /c echo Uninstalling package @fname && start /w pkgmgr /up:@fname /quiet /norestart"

I believe both may actually work but not via KACE. If you are to run a command prompt manually on a PC as an administrator account and run these commands, IE uninstalls however running these commands via a script in KACE does not work. Either the script errors or says successful but nothing actually occurs.

Up to now, every script I've run via KACE has worked exactly as they do when run locally and manually but not this one.

I guess i will point out that I've tried running as local system and as a specific administrator with no success.

What I think might work is msiexec.exe /x {Product Code} however I'm having difficulty finding the product code in registry. It's not under HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Uninstall as the other MSI products are.

Running msiexec /x against the MSI installer file does not work either. The message displays says that it can only be run on products that are installed (clearly, IE is installed but that method doesn't work on it).

Think that covers everything.


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Haven't tried personally, but it appears to work here: http://www.itninja.com/question/un-install-internet-explerer10-silently-and-have-it-default-back-to-ie-9-or-ie-8

Answered 10/15/2013 by: jknox
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