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Determine GUID of application

shawngilbert
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I have some code to uninstall a product by using the registry-stored uninstall string.
However, I seem to be having some trouble locating the application from my script.

I can certainly submit a Find routine within the registry to search for the Product Name, but I want to be able to do this in my vbs script.

Has anyone else had this difficulty?
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I have a batch file that I use for a similar purpose.  The product I'm looking for here is Symantec Antivirus - your situation may differ, so it may require an adjustment or two...


@echo off
cls
for /f %%a in ('reg query hklm\software\microsoft\windows\currentversion\uninstall') do call :regquery %%a
goto :eof

:regquery
set key=%1
if [%key:~-1,1%]==[}] (
  for /f "tokens=3* delims= " %%d in ('reg query %key% /v DisplayName ^|find /i "Symantec AntiVirus"') do (
    if [%%d]==[Symantec] if [%%e]==[AntiVirus] for /f "tokens=3* delims= " %%x in ('reg query %key% /v UninstallString') do set strUnInst=%%x %%y
    start /wait %strUnInst%
    pause
    exit
  )
)

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