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Create VB script to uninstall program and log it to a text file

I would like a vb script that would uninstall Citrix 10. client and then log it to a text file with the computer namewhen it was completed

the program id is: DF1D5FEC-D67C-43C8-9230-41F5DF350196

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sterudpa
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sterudpa
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MeCanHelpCommented:
This script will run the uninstall provided that the program is listed in Add & Remove Programs, you will need to change the "Personnel database" part in the script to exactly how it is named in Add\Remove Programs. It will also grab the computer name and write that along with unistall complete to a text file on the c:\.

Const ForAppending = 8

Set WshNetwork = WScript.CreateObject("WScript.Network")
Set objFSO = CreateObject("Scripting.FileSystemObject")
Set objTextFile = objFSO.OpenTextFile _
    ("c:\report.txt", ForAppending, True)

strComputer = "."
Set objWMIService = GetObject("winmgmts:" _
    & "{impersonationLevel=impersonate}!\\" & strComputer & "\root\cimv2")

Set colSoftware = objWMIService.ExecQuery _
    ("Select * from Win32_Product Where Name = 'Personnel database'")

For Each objSoftware in colSoftware
    objSoftware.Uninstall()
    objTextFile.WriteLine(WshNetwork.ComputerName & " - Has completed Uninstall)
Next
      
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sterudpaAuthor Commented:
I get an error,  invalid character on line 1, char 1 code 800a0408
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MeCanHelpCommented:
No error with the code you must have some other type of confilict. Tested the script on my pc with acrobat reader, works fine here.
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sterudpaAuthor Commented:
now I am getting this error:

Line 15
Char 1
Error: 0x80041017
code 80041017

I made one change to the script:  
objTextFile.WriteLine(WshNetwork.ComputerName)

instead of objTextFile.WriteLine(WshNetwork.ComputerName & " - Has completed Uninstall)
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chandru_solCommented:
Can you post your complete code?
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sterudpaAuthor Commented:
Same as above:

Const ForAppending = 8

Set WshNetwork = WScript.CreateObject("WScript.Network")
Set objFSO = CreateObject("Scripting.FileSystemObject")
Set objTextFile = objFSO.OpenTextFile _
("c:\report.txt", ForAppending, True)

strComputer = "."
Set objWMIService = GetObject("winmgmts:" _
& "{impersonationLevel=impersonate}!\\" & strComputer & "\root\cimv2")

Set colSoftware = objWMIService.ExecQuery _
("Select * from Win32_Product Where Name = 'Citrix Presentaion Server Client")

For Each objSoftware in colSoftware
objSoftware.Uninstall()
objTextFile.WriteLine(WshNetwork.ComputerName)
Next
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sterudpaAuthor Commented:
I am still getting that error about line 15.  I am running it on a XP system with admin rights
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chandru_solCommented:
Try this....

Const ForAppending = 8

Set WshNetwork = WScript.CreateObject("WScript.Network")
Set objFSO = CreateObject("Scripting.FileSystemObject")
Set objTextFile = objFSO.OpenTextFile _
("c:\report.txt", ForAppending, True)

strComputer = "."
Set objWMIService = GetObject("winmgmts:" _
& "{impersonationLevel=impersonate}!\\" & strComputer & "\root\cimv2")

Set colSoftware = objWMIService.ExecQuery _
("Select * from Win32_Product Where Name = 'Citrix Presentaion Server Client'")

For Each objSoftware in colSoftware
objSoftware.Uninstall()
objTextFile.WriteLine(WshNetwork.ComputerName)
Next
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sterudpaAuthor Commented:
Great Job.  Thank you

Here is the final code:

Const ForAppending = 8

Set WshNetwork = WScript.CreateObject("WScript.Network")
Set objFSO = CreateObject("Scripting.FileSystemObject")
Set objTextFile = objFSO.OpenTextFile _
("c:\report.txt", ForAppending, True)

strComputer = "."
Set objWMIService = GetObject("winmgmts:" _
& "{impersonationLevel=impersonate}!\\" & strComputer & "\root\cimv2")

Set colSoftware = objWMIService.ExecQuery _
("Select * from Win32_Product Where Name = 'Citrix Presentation Server Client'")

For Each objSoftware in colSoftware
objSoftware.Uninstall()
objTextFile.WriteLine(WshNetwork.ComputerName)
Next
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chandru_solCommented:
Thanks for the Grade sterudpa!

regards
Chandru
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sterudpaAuthor Commented:
NO, Thank you!  Now I dont have to go around to 30 machines and do a manual uninstall
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sterudpaAuthor Commented:
one more question.  is there any way to get this script to only run once per machine?
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chandru_solCommented:
I have added file checking.......

strFileName = "c:\report.txt"
Set objFSO = Wscript.CreateObject("Scripting.FileSystemObject")
If objFSO.FileExists(strFileName) = False Then

Const ForAppending = 8

Set WshNetwork = WScript.CreateObject("WScript.Network")
Set objFSO = CreateObject("Scripting.FileSystemObject")
Set objTextFile = objFSO.OpenTextFile _
("c:\report.txt", ForAppending, True)

strComputer = "."
Set objWMIService = GetObject("winmgmts:" _
& "{impersonationLevel=impersonate}!\\" & strComputer & "\root\cimv2")

Set colSoftware = objWMIService.ExecQuery _
("Select * from Win32_Product Where Name = 'Citrix Presentation Server Client'")

For Each objSoftware in colSoftware
objSoftware.Uninstall()
objTextFile.WriteLine(WshNetwork.ComputerName)
Next

End If
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webitservicesCommented:
I am trying to uninstall Symantec LiveUpdate and the script needs to be modified to suppress informational messages that might pop up when uninstall through the regular add/remove.

Is there some special switch that needs to be added when a Yes/No window pops up before uninstall will complete?

Thanks,
CHad
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clarktechieCommented:
can this be done though active directory on a user account that doesn't have admin rights?
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