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How to uninstall software applications remotely in network


Acrobat Reader XI

software application from remote computers in network.

In this how-to document we explain in simple steps how you can repackage existing software installation into a package
that later can be used to remove and uninstall the application from your remote computers in network. The software application we use in this document and for the software repackaging task is called

Acrobat Reader XI

and can be downloaded here:

Before continue please make sure you download latest version of

Repackage And Deployment

from our website
and install it under local or domain administrator rights.

Download here:


Repackage And Deployment

program and make sure you have download

Acrobat Reader XI

setup file and have it located on the desktop screen.

Right click anywhere on the „Available Projects“ view and select „Create New Project“ -
„Based on System Snapshot Before/After menu item.

Create first snapshot for Acrobat Reader XI using before and after approach

Next make sure your

software repackaging (EXE to MSI)

settings are correctly configurated then click
„Create First Snapshot“ to continue and create a first snapshot of all file and registry systems.

Click Create First Snapshot button to create first snapshot of files and registry


software repackaging

snapshot in progress, this may take up to several minutes to complete.

Creating first software repackaging (exe to msi) snapshot in progress

First software repackaging snapshot completed successfully, now locate the

Acrobat Reader XI

setup file and install it
on the computer with your required settings and then click „Compare Changes“ to initialize and take the second snapshot.

First snapshot successfully created (convert exe to msi) - now install Acrobat Reader

First and second software repackaging snapshot has completed successfully, to view compared data click on the
„Show Results“ button to continue.

First and second software repackaging snapshot completed

From the built-in Project Editor you can add, edit or delete any of the repackaging data results. If you are satisfied with
the repackaging results for both file and registry systems then click on the „Save Project“ button to continue to next step.

From the project editor you can edit, add, and delete any repackaged results

Next select a name and description for your repackaged package and click „Save Now“ to copy all the captured files
and registry data to a repository storage.

Give your software repackage a name and description then save it
Acrobat Reader XI

successfully copied to repository storage. Click „Close“ button to continue.

Repackaged software results now copied to repository storage folder
Now Acrobat Reader XI

is installed on the computer and the package is now available from the main program listview.

Acrobat Reader XI installed on computer and available as package

To uninstall

Acrobat Reader XI

application using our snapshot package we need to right click anywhere on the package
name and select the „Uninstall Project(s) Files and Registry From Remote Computers“ item.


This task is a remote operation and you can add as many remote computers as you need.

Uninstall Acrobat Reader XI software remotely using uninstall software task

From the

Execute Action

view you can scan the entire network for available remote hosts that can be added to the
machine queue for processing current task. i.e.. Uninstalling software in Network.

To scan and search the network for available remote hosts Click on the “Enumerate Network button“

Scan entire network for available remote computers to execute task on

Entire network scanned successfully and available remote computers can be seen from the left view.
To add computers to machine queue you simply drag/drop them over by selecting them.

Click „Execute Task“ to initialize and start the remote software uninstall task for specific package.

Enumeration of remote computers completed - add hosts to machine queue

Remote software uninstall task is now executing uninstallation of the

Acrobat Reader XI

package and will uninstall and
remove all files and registry data related to the application for a complete uninstallation of the software.

Note: All locked files and registry during software uninstallation will be removed on the next reboot.

Remote software installation in progress in a silent mode operation
Remote software uninstall

task completed successfully, and now

Acrobat Reader XI

application should be removed
from the two computers we had available for the remote task.

Remote software deployment of Acrobat Reader XI successfull

You can Save and Export all remote software uninstall results by right click anywhere on the result grid and select the

Export Results

“ item.

Export all remote install deployment results to popular file formats


Acrobat Reader XI

application is removed and uninstalled successfully from the computer and not listed
anymore in the Program and Features applet in Control Panel.


All created software repackaging packages can be used both for installation and uninstallation
           of the specific software product you repackage using the built-in snapshot module. This feature
           is very powerful when there is a need to mass install or uninstall applications in small to large

Acrobat Reader XI software uninstalled and removed successfully

Final words:


Repackage And Deployment

is a full featured network administrator product to help install and uninstall software
applications in enterprise networks under Administrator Rights. All remote  software installation and remote software
uninstallation tasks are totally silent for the end user and without any interactions.

There is no limitation of what software applications can be repackaged and used for install and uninstallation for your
network as our built-in software repackaging engine is able to repackage easy to complex applications that requires
„Environment Variables“, „Services“, and „Drivers“ and comes with a powerful filtering engine to ignore operating
system data to be captured into repackaged results.


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