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  • Hi everyone hope your good and well

    Please could someone explain how applications get un installed from users machine in an enterprise environment when the application is no longer required by the user.

    For Example using SCCM 2012 to deploy to application and silent install. Once the user no longer requires this application how can I create or setup an automatic task to ensure the application is silently un installed from their machine?
    Is it just a case of deleting their machine from the relevant AD group memberships associated to that application collection? and the un install program will perform automatically?

    Does anyone have a real life example that I can view please with the code and parameters?

    Many Thanks
    Sunday, August 13, 2017 8:50 PM

Answers

  • You can use the "Uninstall program" on the deployment type of the application. You can then deploy this with the deployment action "Uninstall" to a collection and drop the machines in that collection. See How to Uninstall Applications in Configuration Manager

    "Is it just a case of deleting their machine from the relevant AD group memberships associated to that application collection? and the un install program will perform automatically?"

    If you remove a user or device from a collection that has an application deployed to it, the application will not be automatically removed from the device.
    • Marked as answer by bongonations Monday, August 14, 2017 2:16 PM
    Sunday, August 13, 2017 10:43 PM

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  • You can use the "Uninstall program" on the deployment type of the application. You can then deploy this with the deployment action "Uninstall" to a collection and drop the machines in that collection. See How to Uninstall Applications in Configuration Manager

    "Is it just a case of deleting their machine from the relevant AD group memberships associated to that application collection? and the un install program will perform automatically?"

    If you remove a user or device from a collection that has an application deployed to it, the application will not be automatically removed from the device.
    • Marked as answer by bongonations Monday, August 14, 2017 2:16 PM
    Sunday, August 13, 2017 10:43 PM
  • Hi,

    When you deploy an application, there is two types on the deployment type ->”Install” and “Uninstall”. You can use “Uninstall” to uninstall the application from user’s machine.


    When you uninstall the application, you must delete any existing deployments or simulated deployments of an application to a collection before you can deploy the application with a deployment action of Uninstall. Detail information, please see the link:

    https://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/gg682013.aspx

    Hope this helps you.


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    Tuesday, August 15, 2017 2:13 AM