Uninstall Java 32bit and 64bit using command line
Posted on 2013-06-10
I am currently responcible for making sure that my companies PC's have the latest and greatest patches and updates for all windows, adobe, and java applications. We have approximately 2000+ PC's and Laptops. I am trying to find an easier way to do a silent uninstall of all installed versions of Java. This includes uninstalling 32bit and 64bit editions in one scirpt. The script I was using before works great if the PC only has 32bit versions installed, but if a 64bit version is installed it doesnt work. I found out that I could use a command script to do this.
wmic product where "name like 'Java%'" call uninstall /nointeractive
This would remove any and all editions/versions of Java, allowing me to install only the latest version. This worked for most of my PC's but on alot of them I get an ERROR: Description = Generic failure. This also happens when I try to run it manually on the PC. Is there a way to fix this or if someone knows how to create a VB script that will find and remove all versions of Java 32bit and 64bit in one pass?
We are using Windows 7 Enterprise 64bit. Please let me know if you need anymore additional detail in order to assist me to trying to find a solution for this.