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Can I remove DameWare remotely? Or with a GPO?


We are migrating away from Dameware and I'm looking for a process that would help me uninstall the program either remotely or via GPO when a user logs in. Is there anything out there like this?


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  • You can either extract it from the MSI directly, or search the registry in HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Uninstaller.

    Detailed instructions for both of these methodologies are available from several sources via a web search.

    If you have Patch Manager, you can also use the Computer Explorer -> Installed Software tool to just query for it.

  • FormerMember
    0 FormerMember in reply to LGarvin

    Thanks so much for providing that. I'm going to install Dameware on a test machine and just to run the uninstaller. My goal is to create a script when a user logs in, run the MSIEXEC /X {ProductID} command to remove.

  • Here's a simple script to kill your installed product without using the SGUID, instead used the actual MSI file that was used to install the software.

    The %MYDIR% tells the msiexec to use the current SOURCE LOCATION where the MSI file is located.

    Start /wait is really not needed but if your script is used to uninstall and install a new version of software this is where you would tell the script remove the first installed program and wait until your done then start to install the new software

    @echo off


    SET MYDIR=%~dp0


    start /wait msiexec /x "%mydir%DRS10x.msi" /qb


    :: start to install the new version of the software when you done removing the old copy.

    start /wait msiexec /x "%mydir%THE_NEW_VERSION.msi" /qb APPDIR="C:\Program Files (x86)\SolarWinds\DameWare Remote Support\" reboot=reallysuppress SILENT=yes SA_KEY=XXX-XXX-XXX-XXX-XXX  SA_EMAIL=YOU-EMAIL@BLABLA.COM


    :end script.