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    its the Application GUID which will be identical on all PC's
    You'll need the GUID for every application you want to un-install...

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    Where in the registry is that?
    HKLM?

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    HKLM\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Uni nstall

    This brings up a list of GUID's - each one representing a different program
    Eg {96C267DA-0926-4C11-B4E7-4D3EF85130D0} is the GUID for Paint.Net
    You need the string called UninstallString..

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    Found them.

    Theres a MSIEXEC one for the VirusScanner
    and a csscan /uninstallmas one for the spyware.

    Should be alright putting them both in a batch file shouldnt i?

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    Phew, what an afternoon, knackered!. Anyway:

    Heres what i have:

    Virus Scanner Enterprise:
    MsiExec.exe /I{5DF3D1BB-894E-4DCD-8275-159AC9829B43}

    Anti-Spyware Enterprise:
    c:\program files\network associates\virusscan\csscan /UninstallMAS


    I need the latter to un-install first, so i take that the batch file would read:
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    c:\program files\network associates\virusscan\csscan /UninstallMAS
    
    c:\windows\system32\MsiExec.exe /I{5DF3D1BB-894E-4DCD-8275-159AC9829B43} /quiet /norestart

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    Bump! .

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    BTW sophos also have a tool to run that will wipe av off your pc.
    Give that a try if your having problems.

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    This is annoying me now.

    I have three GPOs setup.
    One to remove McAfee.
    One to install NOD32 + settings.
    One to remove NOD32 start menu shortcuts.

    Ive got them set to a testing OU with my test computer, with McAfee installed on it, yet none of them seems to work? Although RSOP reports them as being detected.

    Ideas?
    Last edited by boomam; 3rd March 2008 at 02:06 PM.

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    Have you ran

    gpupdate /force

    on your test machine ?

    Sorry for not replying earlier

    Have you checked the event logs on your test machine for clues as to why each GPO is not being processed as expected ?
    Last edited by tosh74; 3rd March 2008 at 03:09 PM.

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    Yes.
    On every boot.


    Bizzarly, i tryed running the McAfee removal batch file manually and it just errors saying no such thing? .
    So maybe thats why NOD isnt installing?

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    Quote Originally Posted by ZeroHour View Post
    BTW sophos also have a tool to run that will wipe av off your pc.
    Give that a try if your having problems.
    Do you have a link? As ive looked on the Sophos website and cant find anything?

    Thanks. .

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    c:\program files\network associates\virusscan\csscan /UninstallMAS

    c:\windows\system32\MsiExec.exe /I{5DF3D1BB-894E-4DCD-8275-159AC9829B43} /quiet /norestart



    The batch file is failing because line 1 needs to be in quotes (the path has spaces in it)

    Change line 1 so that it now reads
    "c:\program files\network associates\virusscan\csscan.exe" /UninstallMAS

    Try running line 2 from Start/Run to check that it does remove Mcafee
    Last edited by tosh74; 3rd March 2008 at 03:38 PM.

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    Ive modified the batch file as you said and its odd, because nothing appears to happen.
    The first bit errors (because my test system doesnt have the anti-spyware on), and the second bit skips a few lines, then goes back to the command prompt.
    If i check task manager, msiexec is running, but McAfee is still open?

    If i restart, McAfee remains on the system? .

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    try
    c:\windows\system32\MsiExec.exe /X{5DF3D1BB-894E-4DCD-8275-159AC9829B43} /quiet /norestart

    Instead (change /I for /X)

    Looks to me that /I will run a wizard that will ask you modify/remove or repair the current install and because we are using the /quiet switch it's just not showing these options. the /X switch (in combination with the quiet switch) should remove the app without any user interaction. My apologies for the confusion
    Last edited by tosh74; 3rd March 2008 at 04:55 PM.

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    Odd.
    It still doesnt work.

    Is the string different on each machine?

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