How to identify Uninstallation switches for software so that it can be used in Desktop Central?

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This document provides the steps to find the uninstallation commands/switches of software so that it can be used in Desktop Central.

Steps to identify uninstallation Switches or commands for software :

  1. Navigate to the below registry path by Start>Run>regedit.
  2. HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE/SOFTWARE/Microsoft/Windows/CurrentVersion/Uninstall, search the registry key one by one and look for "DisplayName" in the Right Pane to identify the Application?Name under "Data" column, after identifying it.

    (if you are trying to uninstall a 32 bit software from a 64 bit machine, then use the following;
    HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE/SOFTWARE/Wow6432Node/Microsoft/Windows/CurrentVersion/Uninstall, search the registry key one by one and look for "DisplayName" in the Right Pane to identify the
    Application  Name under "Data" column, after identifying it.

  3. In the same right pane you may also see a String Name "UninstallString" rightclick and copy its "ValueData" ( Ex: MsiExec.exe /I {3E171899-0175-47CC-84C4-562ACDD4C021})
  4. Remove the "I" and replace with "x" and you can either prefix or suffix with <Space>/qn<space>/norestart(for silent uninstallation without restarting the computer) before/after the value data.

    This silent uninstallation switch should be given when you create a package in Desktop Central. Under Enter Package Details, you can enter the silent uninstallation switch against the "Uninstallation Command with Switches/Arguments"

    Note: Ensure that you verify the silent uninstallation switch in one of the computers before using it in Desktop Central. If in case, the silent uninstallation does not work, then you will not be able to uninstall the specific software using Desktop Central.

To learn more about various other uninstallation switches refer Software Deployment Guide.

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