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korebreach
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Registered: ‎06-13-2012
Location: Poulsbo, WA (USA)
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Silent Uninstall of System Update

Using the new System Center Configuration Manager 2012, you can now specify programs that supersede other programs.  I am trying to specify that System Update 4.03.0012 supersedes 4.03.0007.  To do this, however, I need to add the silent uninstallation command string for the older version so that SCCM can uninstall it before installing the new one.

 

Installation of each version works flawlessly using the command line:

systemupdate<version>.exe -s -a /s /v"/qn CREATESHORTCUT=1"

 

I have tried the command given in the latest "System Update Solution Deployment Guide" from Lenovo, which uses MsiExec.exe to remove the product using it's product code:

MsiExec.exe /X {8675339C-128C-44DD-83BF-0A5D6ABD8297} /qn

Unfortunatly, not only does this do nothing, I've even searched for that string in the registry (with 4.03.0012 installed) and the search returns nothing.

 

I've tried several command line switches that have been used by other programs to uninstall software.  I've apparently not hit on the right combination, or it's just not possible.

 

Ideally, I'd like command lines that will uninstall each version using the program installer (not MsiExec), similar to my installation command lines.

 

Does anyone know the uninstall command line syntax for the System Update executable installer?

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korebreach
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Re: Silent Uninstall of System Update

Still hoping someone out there knows a working uninstallation command for System Update.  Preferably using the System Update .exe file instead of MSIEXEC.

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zoltanthegypsy
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Re: Silent Uninstall of System Update

Howdy neighbor,

 

First, let me say that I know NOTHING about this topic.  Got poking around the registry, and it looks like TVSU

is filed under the compressed version of the GUID:

 

8675339C-128C-44DD-83BF-0A5D6ABD8297 -> C9335768C821DD4438FBA0D5A6DB2879

 

I don't suppose that helps...

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passser
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Registered: ‎06-18-2012
Location: china
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Re: Silent Uninstall of System Update

Hi korebreach,

 

Could you please try below TVSU uninstall command line  and feedback result?Thanks

 

MsiExec.exe /X{25C64847-B900-48AD-A164-1B4F9B774650} /qn

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passser
Posts: 38
Registered: ‎06-18-2012
Location: china
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Re: Silent Uninstall of System Update

Hi korebreach,



Could you please try below TVSU uninstall command line and feedback result?Thanks



MsiExec.exe /X{25C64847-B900-48AD-A164-1B4F9B774650} /qn
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korebreach
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Re: Silent Uninstall of System Update

I found a more straightforward way of doing what I needed in SCCM.  By extracting the System Update files first and adding the .msi to SCCM, it automatically knows how to uninstall the program.  The problem was coming from trying to use the .exe instead, which did the extraction first and then the install.