windows wmic

hello,
I started playing around with the windows wmic command. I started to play with this because I want to uninstall a program. I ran
wmic product get name
but the program I want to remove isn't listed. I'm assuming this means that the program isn't installed in the proper Microsoft fashion. whatever the actual problem is, does this mean that there isn't a way to use wmic to uninstall a program that the get name thing doesn't find?
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JeffBeallAsked:
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jcimarronCommented:
JeffBeall--
Assuming you have spelled the name of the program correctly, the easy way to find an installed program are:
1) Control Panel|Programs and Features|in the upper right you should see a small box saying Search Programs and Features.  Enter the name of the program.  Windows should automatically find it.
2) Start|enter the name of the program.  Click on "Open File/Folder Location" and see what uninstall options are offered.

I cannot help you with wmic, but why fuss with something more complicated?
JeffBeallAuthor Commented:
I, of course, know about
"Control Panel|Programs and Features|"
I want to try wmic because the little researching that I did so far seems to show that this command is very powerful and useful. I think it sounds far reaching in that you can do things like remove software remotely and without using something like remote desktop. So it would be great for administration. I'm just new to it, and would like to know if I am missing something.
Also, it sounds like a great tool if you get infected with malware, and maybe things like control panels aren't available
David Johnson, CD, MVPOwnerCommented:
wmic will only find programs that used the windows installer service to install

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JeffBeallAuthor Commented:
thank you for the help.
I had a feeling that if it's not listed, I can't use wmic. But being so new to it, I was hoping there was something to do that I didn't know about. Oh well, I'll keep playing with it though because it looks like a very good tool.
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