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    Remove Adobe Reader VIA GP (Silently) - HELP!

    HI I have rolled out my network with adobe reader 9.3.4 installed and getting loads of problems with it now that staff no longer have administrator rights - i'm going to replace with FOXIT - i need to know how to run a script via 2008R2 GPO to uninstall the damned thing... any ideas? the magical google didn't come up with anything

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    I did this exact thing with a machine startup script when I first deploied Vista and made the mistake of including Acrobat. I also replaced it with FoxIT pushed via GPO. I'll dig out the script I used for you and post it.

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    Code:
    'Uninstall Acrobat via MSI
    strComputer = "."
    Set objWMIService = GetObject("winmgmts:" _
        & "{impersonationLevel=impersonate}!\\" _
        & strComputer & "\root\cimv2")
    Set colSoftware = objWMIService.ExecQuery _
        ("Select * from Win32_Product " _
            & "Where Name = 'Adobe Acrobat'")
    For Each objSoftware in colSoftware
        objSoftware.Uninstall()
    Next
    I entitled it FixAcrobat.vbs as the only true way to fix it is to uninstall it and then put it on the domain\netlogon share. I then pointed to is as a machine startup script in group policy for those machines.

    You will need to change the "'Adobe Acrobat'" to the full name of the version that you have installed as it shows up in add/remove programs so that it finds and uninstalls it for you. I have used this to remove other software that has become problematic as well, so long as it installs using Windows Installer this method will work with it.

    Works really well

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