WinRAR Uninstall using SCCM or silent command line

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This is another fairly simple one – again no need to create a package, just a Program command line, this assumes that your clients have installed WinRAR to the standard default location – this can be changed if required… Then just push this out to a collection. My personal preference is to create a collection … Read more

Google Earth SCCM Uninstall

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The best way to ensure Google Earth gets removes is to collect the Google Earth.msi file that is put into the %temp% directory when installed – but you have to make sure that you use the correct version for the version installed.

So, create a report in SCCM for all Google Earth installs with file version (let me know if you need a report query for this)- then download the various versions (if there are different ones), install on your own machine or a temp or lab machine, go into the %temp% directory and copy out the Google Earth.msi file.

Then, create a package with this file in it only, then use the following as your Program command line:

msiexec.exe /x google earth.msi /qn

Advertise it where you want to remove it (remember to use the correct version though) and it will work.

Cisco VPN Client – SCCM Distribute

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This one is fairly simple but did take a while to figure out and lots of testing, also be very careful – if you make it a forced out install, it WILL automatically restart your client machine WITHOUT WARNING!!! Package up your software and run the following Program command line: This will complete a silent … Read more

SharePoint and Acrobat Reader X – opening embedded PDF Files

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In case you are using SharePoint 2010 and wondering why you are having problems opening PDF documents from it – it may be that you or a client has Adobe Acrobat Reader X installed. For some unknown reason (to me anyway…) if you have X installed, you cannot open embedded PDF documents from the web…. So, get … Read more

Adobe Acrobat Reader Silent & Unattended Install

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To distribute Adobe Acrobat Reader 9.4.0 via SCCM, you need to first download the exe file, package it up in SCCM and then run the below command as your program: This is for version 9.4.0 but should work on all versions of Adobe Reader. But if you are using Adobe Reader X or XI now, … Read more

A Welcome

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Hello all and welcome to my new SCCM blog. I’ve been working with SCCM 2007 for just coming up to a year now and I’ve learnt from scratch with only Google for help!

I’ve done a few complete installs and setup all the standard parts of SCCM mainly using up to this point remote tools, software deployment, OSD (Windows 7 only so far..) and inventory. The next steps are to get Windows XP OSD working, look into Desired Management, Native Mode and Software Metering.

I’ll be blogging my findings as I go as I’ve found it very difficult to find a place to actually get any decent simple help although there is a lot of highly technical websites on SCCM out there. I’ll be addding as many unattended install configurations for software deployments as I can well as I have found these very difficult to come across.

Anyway, hope you find what I have to say helpful and feel free to comment or follow…..