Software Deployment Question

Silent uninstall of Adobe Reader X

06/03/2013 5334 views

Morning all,  I am trying to silently uninstall Adobe Reader X (10.1.2) from my machines through a KACE script.

If I use the command: msiexec.exe /x {GUID}, it does attempt to uninstall it but it prompts the users to confirm.  If I then add any other switches to my command (such as /quiet, /qn etc) it fails completely.

Has anyone managed to get this to work before?


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  • Stage on eis to have a log created of the uninstall:

    MSIExec /x {GUID} /QN /L*V %SystemRoot%\TEMP\AR_X_UNINST.LOG
  • Same issue as before. It seems to only ever work if I have no other switches apart from the /x. (PS. it didn't create an uninstall log).

All Answers


Was it installed using an msiexec command line?

Does it work correctly if you manually run it on a machine, with the '/qn' switch?

What does EventViewer tell you about the failed uninstall?


Answered 06/03/2013 by: dunnpy
Red Belt

  • Reader has tie-in's into Office and IE (i think). Do a silent uninstall as Dunnpy mentioned with the q/ and but also log it. You will probaly find it will be moaning about a open process in Outlook.

Run the command msiexec /x {GUID} /qn and I am using the next sub to disable the security warnigs:

 Sub DisableSecurity()
Dim objEnvProc, objWSH
Set objWSH = CreateObject("WScript.Shell")
Set objEnvProc = objWSH.Environment("PROCESS")
End Sub


Answered 06/04/2013 by: terebent
Second Degree Brown Belt

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