18 April 2016

Apple QuickTime Uninstaller

As we have all seen recently, it is time we get rid of Apple QuickTime from PCs as they are no longer going to update the software. I had a few ask me to publish a blanket uninstaller for QuickTime. With the help of Sapien's PowerShell Studio, I wrote this script to uninstall it from all of the machines in my firm. This uninstaller will query the Add/Remove programs for any applications named quicktime. It will uninstall any version of QuickTime. I have pre-configured the script parameters to search for apps name 'QuickTime' and use the msi switches '/qb- /norestart'.

You can download the script from here.


1:  <#  
2:       .SYNOPSIS  
3:            Apple Quicktime  
4:         
5:       .DESCRIPTION  
6:            Uninstall Apple Quicktime  
7:         
8:       .PARAMETER ApplicationName  
9:            A description of the ApplicationName parameter.  
10:         
11:       .PARAMETER WindowTitle  
12:            Title of the PowerShell window  
13:         
14:       .PARAMETER MSI_Switches  
15:            The switches used when executing the uninstallation of the MSI  
16:         
17:       .EXAMPLE  
18:            powershell.exe -executionpolicy bypass -file uninstall.ps1  
19:         
20:       .NOTES  
21:            ===========================================================================  
22:            Created with:     SAPIEN Technologies, Inc., PowerShell Studio 2016 v5.2.119  
23:            Created on:       4/18/2016 1:44 PM  
24:            Created by:       Mick Pletcher  
25:            Organization:  
26:            Filename:         UninstallQuicktime.ps1  
27:            ===========================================================================  
28:  #>  
29:  param  
30:  (  
31:            [string]$ApplicationName = 'quicktime',  
32:            [string]$WindowTitle = 'Uninstall Apple Quicktime',  
33:            [string]$MSI_Switches = '/qb- /norestart'  
34:  )  
35:    
36:  function Set-ConsoleTitle {  
37:  <#  
38:       .SYNOPSIS  
39:            Console Title  
40:         
41:       .DESCRIPTION  
42:            Sets the title of the PowerShell Console  
43:         
44:       .PARAMETER Title  
45:            Title of the PowerShell console  
46:         
47:       .NOTES  
48:            Additional information about the function.  
49:  #>  
50:         
51:       [CmdletBinding()]  
52:       param  
53:       (  
54:                 [Parameter(Mandatory = $true)][String]$Title  
55:       )  
56:         
57:       $host.ui.RawUI.WindowTitle = $Title  
58:  }  
59:    
60:    
61:  Function InitializeVariables {  
62:       $Global:BuildLog = $Env:windir + "\Waller\Logs\BuildLogs\Build.csv"  
63:       $Global:Errors = $null  
64:       $Global:LogFile = $Env:windir + "\Waller\Logs\BuildLogs\AppleQuicktime.log"  
65:       $Global:Phase = "Software Deployment"  
66:       $Global:RelativePath = (split-path $SCRIPT:MyInvocation.MyCommand.Path -parent) + "\"  
67:  }  
68:    
69:  function Uninstall-MSIByName {  
70:  <#  
71:       .SYNOPSIS  
72:            Uninstall-MSIByName  
73:         
74:       .DESCRIPTION  
75:            Uninstalls an application that was installed using the MSI installer. This function will query the 32-bit and 64-bit add/remove programs entries to match a what is defined in the ApplicationName parameter. You do not have to enter the entire name. This allows you to uninstall multiple versions of an application by entering just a portion of the name that is displayed amoung all versions.  
76:         
77:       .EXAMPLE  
78:            Uninstall-MSIByName "Adobe Reader" "/qb- /norestart"  
79:         
80:       .NOTES  
81:            Additional information about the function.  
82:  #>  
83:         
84:       [CmdletBinding()]  
85:       param ()  
86:         
87:       $Uninstall = Get-ChildItem HKLM:\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Uninstall -Recurse -ErrorAction SilentlyContinue  
88:       $Uninstall += Get-ChildItem HKLM:\SOFTWARE\Wow6432Node\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Uninstall -Recurse -ErrorAction SilentlyContinue  
89:       $SearchName = "*" + $ApplicationName + "*"  
90:       $Executable = $Env:windir + "\system32\msiexec.exe"  
91:       Foreach ($Key in $Uninstall) {  
92:            $TempKey = $Key.Name -split "\\"  
93:            If ($TempKey[002] -eq "Microsoft") {  
94:                 $Key = "HKLM:\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Uninstall\" + $Key.PSChildName  
95:            } else {  
96:                 $Key = "HKLM:\SOFTWARE\Wow6432Node\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Uninstall\" + $Key.PSChildName  
97:            }  
98:            If ((Test-Path $Key) -eq $true) {  
99:                 $KeyName = Get-ItemProperty -Path $Key  
100:                 If ($KeyName.DisplayName -like $SearchName) {  
101:                      $TempKey = $KeyName.UninstallString -split " "  
102:                      If ($TempKey[0] -eq "MsiExec.exe") {  
103:                           Write-Host "Uninstall"$KeyName.DisplayName"....." -NoNewline  
104:                           $Parameters = "/x " + $KeyName.PSChildName + [char]32 + $MSI_Switches  
105:                           $ErrCode = (Start-Process -FilePath $Executable -ArgumentList $Parameters -Wait -Passthru).ExitCode  
106:                           If (($ErrCode -eq 0) -or ($ErrCode -eq 3010) -or ($ErrCode -eq 1605)) {  
107:                                Write-Host "Success" -ForegroundColor Yellow  
108:                           } else {  
109:                                Write-Host "Failed with error code "$ErrCode -ForegroundColor Red  
110:                           }  
111:                      }  
112:                 }  
113:            }  
114:       }  
115:  }  
116:    
117:  Clear-Host  
118:  Set-ConsoleTitle -Title $WindowTitle  
119:  Uninstall-MSIByName  
120:  Exit-PowerShell  
121:    
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1 comments:

  1. This script worked perfectly with PDQ Deploy. Thanks!

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