Scripting Question

Script to uninstall KB311409

01/12/2016 1869 views
I have to uninstall the bad patch KB3114409 and I have this script that worked but a command window pops up and gives the user opportunity to kill the uninstall. I need to know if there is another switch I can use to hide or minimize the window.

msiexec.exe /package {90140000-0012-0000-0000-0000000FF1CE} /uninstall {14CDCBF7-3CCC-42E2-A5BB-2D4926E16FAA} /qn /norestart

I was told I could hide it using VBScript but I have no idea how to do that.

Thank you in advance for your assistance.
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  • I'm not sure offhand but when I have done this in the past I have run the command like this

    wusa /uninstall /kb:311409
  • Hi, yes I did that and I said it was uninstalled when in fact it wasn't. I could still see it in Windows Updates and had to uninstall is manually. I was told to look into enabling Windows Installer Logging to figure it out but don't have time for that.

    I found this worked perfect but I just need to minimize the window or hide it, put it in a GPO and send it out, I have a few hundred people still affected.

    Thanks for the input.
  • have you tried /quiet or /passive ??
    You can find some explanation about all the MSIEXEC parameters here:
    and a mini-help if you launch msiexec with /?
    Kind regards,
    Marco - StockTrader
    • Hi, no just the /qn /norestart, so just try the /quiet alone or both?
      • Try to use /passive
        msiexec.exe /package {90140000-0012-0000-0000-0000000FF1CE} /uninstall {14CDCBF7-3CCC-42E2-A5BB-2D4926E16FAA} /passive /norestart

        P.s.: the official explanation is here: https://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/windows/desktop/aa372024(v=vs.85).aspx

        sometimes the author of a MSI is able to circumvent the behaviour and disattend there /quiet or /passive switches.
        Kind regards,
        Marco - StockTrader
  • Hi, thanks for the help. When I used the /passive I get a pop up window that show you the uninstall is running so I went back to /qn /norestart and the pop up is so fast that I think it will be ok and the user won't have time to close it. It's on a VM so maybe they won't see it at all??

    I will check out the other info you provided as well

    Thanks again

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If these are 64 bit machines try it this way:

file: C:\windows\sysnative\wusa.exe
Answered 01/12/2016 by: SMal.tmcc
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  • I think because I was testing on a VM that is slowed down the process, I tested on another PC and the user wouldn't have enough time or even see the command window so I think the original script was fine.

    I was also able to find this, just for info as I haven't tried it yet but some of you may find useful:

    Save this one line of text as file "invisible.vbs":

    CreateObject("Wscript.Shell").Run "" & WScript.Arguments(0) & "", 0, False

    Then use it like this:

    Invisible.vbs "msiexec.exe /package {90140000-0012-0000-0000-0000000FF1CE} /uninstall {14CDCBF7-3CCC-42E2-A5BB-2D4926E16FAA} /qn /norestart"

    This should make any script you have "invisible", let me know if anyone tries it please.

    Again thanks to everyone for the help!
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