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Old 08-22-2013, 11:28 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Could anyone share what is the best way of uninstalling software (Office Communicator 2007 R2) from windows XP pcs that are part of windows 2008 domain. Originally, this software wasn't installed by group policy.

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Old 08-22-2013, 12:07 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Default Re: Uninstalling software in a domain

-Extract the contents of Office Communicator onto a network share
-Open Group Policy Management
- Edit your "Default Domain Policy", or make a new one (it's up to you)
- Go to Computer Configuration=>Policies=>Software Settings=>Software Installation
- Right-click it and choose "New=>Package"
- Go ahead and locate the extracted software in the network share and find the "Communicator.msi" file and choose to package it.
- Choose "Assigned" and click OK
- Now, right-click the package you just created and choose "All Tasks=>Remove..."
- Leave the following option "Immediately uninstall the software from users and computers".

You could try this and see if it works. I don't know if it will only remove the software IF it was installed previously though. If it doesn't work, there's another method, it's just a little more complex.
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Old 08-23-2013, 12:41 PM   #3 (permalink)
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I will try it, thank you
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