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silent realplayer uninstall

Several users in a windows AD domain have realplayer installed.  Realplayer has too many security vulnerabilities and the need for it has passed.  We want to do a silent remote uninstall.  We have pstools and SMS and have not been able to achieve a silent uninstall.  We don't want our users to abort the uninstall.  Any help or hints appreciated.
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matrixnzCommented:
Hi dws_sysops

Which version as they are all slightly different I believe.  Couple of things to look at it

Look for the uninstall string from within Windows Registry:
HKLM\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Uninstall\

Under the Real Player Key look for "UninstallString" this is the uninstall command used from within Add/Remove Programs.  Once you've found it can you post it here?

You may also want to look at AppDeploy they sometimes include uninstall information as well as the install information - http://www.appdeploy.com/packages/browse.asp?cat=alpha&str=r

Hope that helps.

Cheers
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dws_sysopsAuthor Commented:
Thanks for the info - and I have already found the uninstall string and added it to a psexec command.  Apparently the /s, /S, /q and /qn switches are unsupported.  I can get the uninstaller to load but it does nothing.  If I use the -i switch, it loads a ui and waits for end user input.  I much need a silent uninstall.  the uninstall string is C:\Program Files\Common Files\Real\Update_OB\r1puninst.exe.  I will checkout the li nk you provided and post back if it appears helpful.  Thanks!
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matrixnzCommented:
Try
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Real\Update_OB\r1puninst.exe -ask -all
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C:\Program Files\Common Files\Real\Update_OB\r1puninst.exe -all
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C:\Program Files\Common Files\Real\Update_OB\r1puninst.exe RealNetworks|RealPlayer|6.0 -s
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dws_sysopsAuthor Commented:
1 and 2 still open a dialog box on the remote device.  3. is irrelevant due to version.  Thanks for the post.
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matrixnzCommented:
Alright can you try

C:\Program Files\Common Files\Real\Update_OB\r1puninst.exe -all -noask

Also saw this post which may help, had some useful information on remotely uninstalling RealPlayer

http://www.msfn.org/board/lofiversion/index.php/t95065.html

Cheers
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matrixnzCommented:
Did you test my last post, I tried it on a couple of systems and it worked fine, if not which version are you trying to remove?

Cheers
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