Currently using Spiceworks to get an inventory of workstations/applications of an 'inherited' network. I see a lot of 'unwanted' software on PCs and am wanting to uninstall this software, such as : Dealio, Coupon Printer, Ask toolbar, Weatherbug etc.
I have tried many things to uninstall this software including:
- Psexec stand alone (psexec.exe with and without -i, -s, user credentials specified or not)
- WMI stand alone
- This batch script from spiceworks
- This HTA VBscript from spiceworks
None of these methods work to uninstall the offending software. I have tested each of these methods against software on my local machine, and the only one that actually gets an uninstaller even going is the HTA. However, I don't have any of the unwanted software installed on MY computer to test the HTA uninstall method with. Attempting it on the offending PCs, gives me feedback of 'Software is being uninstalled' but it in fact, never is actually uninstalled.
Question: Short of going to each PC individually and uninstalling the offending software, what method or program would allow me to remotely uninstall unwanted software from domain workstations?