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Is there a way to unistall WinZip with PDQ Deploy?

Just wondering is there a way to unistall WinZip with PDQ Deploy using a bat file?

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  • Sure. There are a few ways to go about this. If most of your computers have the same version of WinZip then this will be very easy. Go out to the registry of one of the WinZip computers and go to HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Uninstall (or if the target computer has a 64 bit OS go to HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Wow6432Node\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Uninstall) and look for the WinZip subkey. You can just browse through the list of subkeys and look at the values and you should see WinZip in there. Open the UninstallString value and copy it to the clipboard. See the Uninstall.png attachment.

    I then created a bat file called UninstallWinZip.bat and added the UninstallString value that I copied from the registry. I also added the "/qn" argument at the end of the string. (The /qn argument tells the MSIExec to perform a Silent uninstallation with No reboot)

     

    MsiExec.exe /X{CD95F661-A5C4-44F5-A6AA-ECDD91C240C3} /qn

    I then create a PDQ Deploy installer and reference UninstallWinZip.bat file as the deployment file. (see PDQDeployInstallerImage.png attachment)

    I deployed and WinZip was uninstalled from the target machines.

     

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  • I should also add that if you are using PDQ Deploy Pro you don't need to use a bat file. You can just specify the Action as a Command and not a Package and then pass the command line directly into the PDQ Deploy Installer. (see attached). I also included the PDQI file in the event you want to import it into PDQ Deploy Pro..

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  • Thanks Dude.....you guys are simply the best!!!!

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