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I am using "reg query HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\MICROSOFT\WINDOWS\CURRENTVERSION\UNINSTALL /s" to display registry keys and subkeys.

From that output, I need to find a key with a subkey of DisplayName as "Symantec Endpoint Protection" or any value I choose. The output should be the parent key and/or associated UninstallPath subkey

Background:

I am trying to create a universal uninstall tool for antivirus programs (or atleast symmantec endpoint protection)

SEPprep does not seem to work with v11 even with "RemoveSymantec=Y"

Therefore I had to do it a different way using MSI command line interface (http://www.symantec.com/business/support/index?page=content&id=TECH102470)

It says to navigate to HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Uninstall\ and find a value with a subkey DisplayName = Symantec Endpoint Protection, to copy the key into the "msiexec.exe /x [insert key] /passive" command
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Question by:scsyeg
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by:Mohammed Khawaja
ID: 40356065
I would suggest you use WMIC product to uninstall the product via a script and also note that you could even implement the uninstall as a Group Policy.  Below is a sample script

if exist c:\symantec-uninstalled.txt goto end
wmic product where "name like 'Symantec Endpoint %%" call uninstall /nointeractive   > c:\symantec-uninstalled.txt
:end

With the script above, once the software is uninstalled, file c:\symantec-uninstalled.txt is created.  Next time the script is run, it checks for the file exits and if so, the script ends.
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by:it_saige
ID: 40357159
Rob van der Woude wrote an elegant batch script to get the uninstall information:
:: Check command line arguments
IF     "%~1"=="" GOTO Syntax
IF NOT "%~2"=="" GOTO Syntax
ECHO "%~1" | FINDSTR /R /C:"[/?]" >NUL && GOTO Syntax

SETLOCAL ENABLEDELAYEDEXPANSION
SET Count=0
FOR /F "tokens=*" %%A IN ('REG Query HKLM\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Uninstall /F "%~1" /D /S 2^>NUL ^| FINDSTR /R /B /C:"HKEY_"') DO (
	REG Query "%%~A" /F DisplayName /V /E | FINDSTR /R /I /C:" DisplayName .* .*%~1" >NUL 2>&1
	IF NOT ERRORLEVEL 1 (
		SET /A Count += 1
		FOR /F "tokens=2*" %%B IN ('REG Query "%%~A" /F DisplayName    /V /E 2^>NUL ^| FIND /I " DisplayName "')     DO ECHO Program Name      = %%C
		FOR /F "tokens=2*" %%B IN ('REG Query "%%~A" /F DisplayVersion /V /E 2^>NUL ^| FIND /I " DisplayVersion "')  DO ECHO Program Version   = %%C
		FOR /F "tokens=2*" %%B IN ('REG Query "%%~A" /F InstallDate    /V /E 2^>NUL ^| FIND /I " InstallDate "')     DO (
			SET InstallDate=%%C
			ECHO Install Date      = !InstallDate:~0,4!-!InstallDate:~4,2!-!InstallDate:~6!
		)
		FOR /F "tokens=7 delims=\" %%B IN ("%%~A") DO ECHO Unique Identifier = %%B
		FOR /F "tokens=2*" %%B IN ('REG Query "%%~A" /F UninstallString /V /E ^| FIND /I " UninstallString "') DO ECHO Uninstall String  = %%C
		ECHO.
	)
)

WMIC.EXE Path Win32_Processor Get DataWidth 2>NUL | FIND "64" >NUL
IF ERRORLEVEL 1 (
	ECHO.
	ECHO %Count% programs found
) ELSE (
	SET Count32bit=0
	FOR /F "tokens=*" %%A IN ('REG Query HKLM\SOFTWARE\Wow6432Node\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Uninstall /F "%~1" /D /S 2^>NUL ^| FINDSTR /R /B /C:"HKEY_"') DO (
		REG Query "%%~A" /F DisplayName /V /E | FINDSTR /R /I /C:" DisplayName .* .*%~1" >NUL 2>&1
		IF NOT ERRORLEVEL 1 (
			SET /A Count32bit += 1
			FOR /F "tokens=2*" %%B IN ('REG Query "%%~A" /F DisplayName    /V /E 2^>NUL ^| FIND /I " DisplayName "')     DO ECHO Program Name      = %%C
			FOR /F "tokens=2*" %%B IN ('REG Query "%%~A" /F DisplayVersion /V /E 2^>NUL ^| FIND /I " DisplayVersion "')  DO ECHO Program Version   = %%C
			FOR /F "tokens=2*" %%B IN ('REG Query "%%~A" /F InstallDate    /V /E 2^>NUL ^| FIND /I " InstallDate "')     DO (
				SET InstallDate=%%C
				ECHO Install Date      = !InstallDate:~0,4!-!InstallDate:~4,2!-!InstallDate:~6!
			)
			FOR /F "tokens=7 delims=\" %%B IN ("%%~A") DO ECHO Unique Identifier = %%B
			FOR /F "tokens=2*" %%B IN ('REG Query "%%~A" /F UninstallString /V /E ^| FIND /I " UninstallString "') DO ECHO Uninstall String  = %%C
			ECHO.
		)
	)
	ECHO.
	ECHO     %Count% 64-bit programs and !Count32bit! 32-bit programs found
)

ENDLOCAL
GOTO:EOF


:Syntax
ECHO.
ECHO GetUninstall.bat,  Version 2.00 for Windows Vista and later
ECHO List or search uninstall command lines
ECHO.
ECHO Usage:    GETUNINSTALL.BAT  "filter"
ECHO.
ECHO Where:    "filter"    narrows down the search result to programs whose
ECHO                       uninstall data contains the string "filter"
ECHO.
ECHO Example:  GETUNINSTALL.BAT "Adobe Reader"
ECHO.
ECHO Written by Rob van der Woude
ECHO http://www.robvanderwoude.com

:: Set return code for Windows NT 4 or later
IF "%OS%"=="Windows_NT" COLOR 00

Open in new window


From http://www.robvanderwoude.com/files/getuninstall_w7.txt.

-saige-
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by:scsyeg
ID: 40357409
@Mohammed Khawaja thank you for your response - currently have a little WMIC script of my own, however, I cannot find how to stop it from rebooting the system and scheduling it to reboot after hours. I have clients that have laptops or sporadic schedules to account for that I need to do this remotely from

@Saige thank you for your response - I will test this out and see if I can integrate it with an uninstall command (I'm a linux guy, so if you have suggestions on how to do this in cmd, I'd appreciate it)
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scsyeg earned 0 total points
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It seems one of the issues with SEPprep is that 32 bit versions cannot uninstall 64 bit SEP.

With a bit of tweaking of the SEPprep.ini and implementation of proper bit versions, I got it working.

I will keep both of your comments in mind for other applications however. Thank you.
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by:Mohammed Khawaja
ID: 40366318
There is a better way.  Run the following PowerShell command:

$product = Get-WmiObject -Class Win32_Product | Where-Object { $_.Name -like "xxx"}
$AppGuid = $product.properties["IdentifyingNumber"].value.toString()
MsiExec.exe /norestart /q/x $AppGuid REMOVE=ALL
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by:scsyeg
ID: 40375485
After further investigation, this turned out to be the cleanest solution to the situation (within scope).
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