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Removing program from machine remotely

Hi
I need to remove a certain program from 30-50 machines to use an alternative program, Is there a way of doing this remotely and without affecting the users pc?
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MongolianNoseFlute
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LazarusCommented:
If its and MSI file you can use MSIexec. with the /x switch.
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LazarusCommented:
You can also use PSexec. with that to do your uninstall remotely using a list like this

psexec \\@PCs.txt Msiexec.exe /q/x{guid} remove=all

where "PCS.TXT"contains list of pcs

pc1
pc2
pc3
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Michael-BestCommented:
You can use remote access programs such as:
http://www.teamviewer.com/en/index.aspx
For more see:
http://remote-pc-access-software-review.toptenreviews.com/

As far as:
" Is there a way of doing this remotely and without affecting the users pc? "

You will be affecting the users pc by the intallation of any remote access programs, allowing you to remotely access and change anything on their PCs and also the reboot of their PCs will be needed to install or uninstall most software.
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MongolianNoseFluteAuthor Commented:
Hi,

I am trying to do this action via Powershell.
http://blogs.technet.com/b/heyscriptingguy/archive/2011/12/14/use-powershell-to-find-and-uninstall-software.aspx

another link i was looking at is - http://stackoverflow.com/questions/113542/how-can-i-uninstall-an-application-using-powershell

However I cannot get this to work correctly.
Im not sure how the following command works..

$app = Get-WmiObject -Class Win32_Product | Where-Object {
    $_.Name -match "Software Name"
}

$app.Uninstall()

I tried this but the command was incorrect not sure what I should use for Software name/ Appname??
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