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removing google desktop unattended

Hello Experts:

Today I would like to uninstall the Google Desktop search application. (win2k & winXP)

I want to script the uninstall, I have tried these 2 options without luck.
cd C:\Progra~1\Google\Google~1
GoogleDesktopSetup.exe /lspuninstall
GoogleDesktopSetup.exe /uninstall

-- /lspuninstall only removes a component and  /uninstall prompts the user for interaction.

Does anyone have an alternative method?

thanks,
Keith

Windows 2000

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matrixnz

8/22/2022 - Mon
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My hero!

thanks!
westermo

What rights are requred for the logged on user to allow this to work?

a non admin user seems to be able to install Google Desktop but cannot seem to uninstall using the above command - get:  Access Denied....

Any clues
matrixnz

I'm surprised that a standard user could install Google Desktop, since standard user doesn't have rights to write to HKLM and/or any location outside of there profile, unless specified otherwise.

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westermo

my mistake - my users are members of "Power Users" group to overcome issues with legacy software.

I also had application control preventing the uninstall as the AC prevents the use of the googledesktop.exe which is also used with -uninstall.

Sorry to waste yr time
matrixnz

No problem, glad you got it sorted.

Cheers
eberper

Hi,

I would like to know where I should write this line to make it work.

BR
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matrixnz

Depends on how you distribute applications?
Basically if Google Desktop exists on a computer you can simply place this command in the run box or you could use a batch file, computer startup script, sms 2003/sccm 2007 etc...
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