Unable to "removing managed software" with non-admin user
Posted on 2007-11-21
I'm having trouble with SW deployment via GPO's
After successfull deployment (via GPOx that applies the SW package at user level to specific security groups within AD) of a vendor-specific application located on a local distr. point...
months later i now need to remove this application as it has recently been implemented as HTTP, which means the local application on each client is no longer needed.
- Assuming the package would be removed without any hickups, the GPO was deleted in order to force this action.
- When the clients retrieve new policy settings user login, they initiate the "removing managed software" but never advance any further and gets stuck there.
- I found a quick "work-around" by reseting the machine, assign the specific user local admin group membership, and this then successfully removes the app. during user login.
I was later required to RE-install the same app. for temp use for a week (which was deployed via a new GPO...lets call it GPOz), which has come and gone and i now need to remove the application again (obviously this time i want to avoid the same scenario).
I have created a test GPOy, OU, computer & user to simulate the production environment. I have tried all possible combinations of removal of the package (with out deleting GPOy) but it hangs everytime removal during login is attempted through a non-admin user.
NB: no related event is ever created in EVENT LOG
Any and all solutions welcome, my aim is to automate the removal of the application!