SCCM issue

We recently deployed an application to most of the workstations and laptops in our organization using Microsoft SCCM 2012 R2.

One user needs to test the next version of the software so I removed her computer from the collection that receives the push and then tried to uninstall it.  It LOOKED like it uninstalled but when I do a refresh of the programs and features MMC the software is still there.

I have run all the actions in Configuration Manager.

She is using Windows 7 64-bit.
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Nagendra Pratap SinghDesktop Applications SpecialistCommented:
Removing a computer from a collection does not uninstall the software which were installed via collection membership.

To uninstall, you need to create a new advertisement that uninstalls the program etc.
Mike TLeading EngineerCommented:

Nagendra is correct. The only point to add is 2012 avoids the word advertisement and calls everything a deployment.

Also to clarify it, to remove software from a machine you have two options:

A) have a collection that has an install deployment associated
have a 2nd collection that has an uninstall deployment associated

To remove the software you move the machine from the first collection to the second

B) you have ONE collection with the machine in
you create an install deployment
software installs
you then DELETE the install deployment on the collection
create a new uninstall deployment

The choice is yours.

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CharlesHAuthor Commented:
Thank you.

So it will keep re-installing even though it is not a member of the install collection anymore?

I have been manually uninstalling.
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Nagendra Pratap SinghDesktop Applications SpecialistCommented:
Keeping reinstalling will be used when the newer method (Application Model is used). Even in this method, the device need to be in a collection where the application is advertised to (Deployed). Application Model will do a re-eval but only if the application is currently deployed to the collection.

The older method, called package/program method, will launch a install script etc once only. It does not do a reevaluation.

You can find the uninstall command in registry/google and then modify it to be silent and then maybe deploy it to a collection where you want to remove the installed apps etc.
CharlesHAuthor Commented:
still looking
CharlesHAuthor Commented:
I am splitting the points because both responders added something to the question.

I have not yet had time to build an uninstall deployment.
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