I have an Active Directory environment with almost 750 client, i have deployed application xyz-v1.msi through group policy

now we have xyz-v2.msi which requires previous version to be uninstalled completely

whats the best and most efficient way to accomplish this?

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    You need to specify if the existing policy is configured to "uninstall this application when it falls out of the scope of management". – Greg Askew Feb 11 at 14:25
  • It's not configured, I simply clicked remove on the policy – mdx90 Feb 11 at 18:41
  • Is it for assignment to computers or users? – Greg Askew Feb 11 at 19:44
  • Assigned To computers – mdx90 Feb 11 at 20:10
  • I don't think there is a really good way to do this. There would need to be a computer startup script that runs msiexec /x <productId> /quiet /norestart /l* C:\Windows\ProductUninstall.log. But there could be several reasons why that may not work. A shutdown script may provide better results, but not everyone shuts down their computer. – Greg Askew Feb 11 at 21:22

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