Uninstall of OfficeScan using remote execute ...

I have moved to a new Virus detection suite and it requires that I remove the old Anit-Virus software first. I would like to be able to hit remote sites using SMS remote execute for a silent uninstall of the Trend OfficeScan software. NTRmv.exe is the GUI uninstall program that can be executed from the start menu, however I do have to type in a password at the GUI interface for removal. Is anyone aware of a command line switch that would allow me to include the password in a remote execute function from my SMS remote tools console? I prefer the removal to be hidden/silent.  Or another way that I can remove the Trend OfficeScan through SMS?

The removal requires an admin login or "run as ..." and the password for the OfficeScan console.

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reb_elmagnificoConnect With a Mentor Commented:
Are you running the Trend Micro Officescan Management Web Interface somewhere.  This is where you would define the policy to require a password for uninstall.  There is an option when modifying the policy to require a password or not.  You simply need to check the option to not require a password for uninstall.  After the policy takes effect, then NTRmv.exe will work.

I hope this helps.

Forrest BurrisCommented:

A few links that will help you successfully uninstall it silently, but no password protection listed for some reason? Different version?
ChadwhiteAuthor Commented:
I'll see if the first link will allow uninstall despite the password, but thats been my big problem so far. I can initiate the uninstall sending "c:\Program Files\Trend Micro\OfficeScan Client\NTRmv.ex" to the client, but the uninstaller stops at the console password request. I have to remote to the machine and enter the password before it proceeds.

I'll test altering the registry key "HKLM\Software\TrendMicro\PC-cillinNTCorp\Misc\Allow Uninstall" value to "1" and see if that produces the results i'm looking for.

ChadwhiteAuthor Commented:
Still no solution to this problem. I need a script to remotely uninstall the software. A password must be provided for the uninstall to succeed. Version 8.0 Office Scan Client Enterprise.

I have the same problem and I use an auto it script because my Office scan server what a "test server". We deleted the server and it was the only way to resolve our prob without reinstalling an Office Scan.

launch the process : C:\\Program Files\\Trend Micro\\OfficeScan Client\\ntrmv.exe\

Put the command WinWaitActive for the password Window and send the password string to this windows

We are now using F-Secure.
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