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Script to remove a specific item from Outlook's Add-In Manager

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Last Modified: 2013-12-09
Hello everyone,  I've been tasked to upgrade Symantec Antivirus 10.0 to Symantec Endpoint Protection.  I would like to create a script to so that when the install completes users will not get the error message: The add-in "C:\Program Files\Symantec Antivirus\vpmsece4.dll" could not be installed or loaded.  This problem may be resolved by using Detect and Repair on the Help menu.

I know this error message occurs because uninstalling SAV will leave the hook in Outlook and it has to manually be removed.  But if someone knows of a script that can be applied to remove that add-in it would be much appreciated as this has to be done to 30 machines inside of a 2000+ domain.
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Make sure Outlook isn't running before uninstalling SAV. You'll also want to make sure MigrateSettings=0 in the setaid.ini file of the SEP package.
MacGyver80Systems Administrator


Here the skinny of it...I've successfully upgraded a few machines just by running the installer for SEP and everything works fine except that pesky error message and the manual removal of the SAV Add-in for Outlook.  Would setting the MigrateSetting=0 stop that from happening?
MacGyver80Systems Administrator


...also Outlook was closed but still got the error message upon launch of Outlook
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MacGyver80Systems Administrator


Thanks for the assistance.  It worked like a charm.

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