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an application was uninstalled by system account on a windows server 2008 machine. We did not do it. Looking the event viewer we did not learn anything more. How do I find out what happened.

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Look for EventID: 11724

In case the program was uninstalled using Microsoft Installer you will find events from source "MsiInstaller".

I think that no other installer write events to Event Log. Maybe there will be some custom .log files from 3rd party un/installer.

  • Thanks for your reply, that is exactly what i am looking for, EventID:11724, but SYSTEM comes up as the user WHO uninstalled the application. Under what circumstances SYSTEM is registered as a user who does uninstall a specific application? In our case a program was unistalled which monitored the status of Xerox printers called Xerox Device Agent Lite Production and XDAInstaller.msi was deleted. I have not been able to find anything more up to this point – Nick Feb 15 '15 at 11:18
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Please explain the name and details of the software which was uninstalled. By that way i can tell you where to look for the logs or history of the software.

  • The program that was unistalled is called Xerox Device Agent Lite Production, which monitored the status of Xerox printers. Aditionally the XDAInstaller.msi was deleted – Nick Feb 15 '15 at 11:37

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