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How to silently UNinstall Symantec Antivirus on 200 PCs

Hi,

Does anyone have any recommendations on how to automatically uninstall Symantec Antivirus 10.2 off 200 PCs in our organization?  We run GPOs and a login scripts so perhaps these could help. We will be installing Microsoft Forefront instead.

Thanks,

Dean
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YiogiCommented:
MsiExec.exe /I{46B63F23-2B4A-4525-A827-688026BE5E40} /quiet

I assumed you have symantec 10.2 as you mentioned. If not then you will have to find your product code from regedit. Have a look at HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurentVersion\Installer\UserData, find your product go to install properties and check the uninstall string. The code will be the same on all computers provided they have the same version.
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DeanUnitedAuthor Commented:
THis sounds good so far... we'll try this and let you know.  

(do assign points before testing it??)

Dean
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YiogiCommented:
Test it first please :)

Don't want points for a solution that might not work.
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DeanUnitedAuthor Commented:
alright, might be a week or two though. thanks guys.

Dean
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DeanUnitedAuthor Commented:
One of our techs tried to automate the uninstall of the Symantec client a few different ways including what was posted here, however it was not always successful. (50% of the time)  

We headed up manually uninstalling.
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jimmymcp02Commented:
how about using the nonav utility and deploying it on a GPO?
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DeanUnitedAuthor Commented:
don't have any more resources to look into this further. but thanks!
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YiogiCommented:
Dean since this is over with can you close this question pls? Just accept your own post (21299050) as solution and return the points to yourself.
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