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I have some old servers that have old versions of WireShark installed.

I need a command line to uninstall Wireshark. I'm going to use SCCM to push this command to a group of servers. Is there a msiexec command that I could run? I need to uninstall any version.

asked 24 Apr '13, 10:35

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edited 13 May '13, 11:29

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There should be an uninstaller named uninistall.exe in Wireshark's installation directory. Its complete path should be in

\HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Uninstall\Wireshark\UninstallString

More recent versions provide a quiet uninstall path, but this is simply the uninstaller with a "/S" argument

\HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Uninstall\Wireshark\QuietUninstallString
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answered 24 Apr '13, 11:49

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Thanks Gerald,

So what would the msiexec command look like if I needed to uninstall Wireshark with the "Silent" and "no reboot" options based on that registry entry?

(13 May '13, 09:37) claudiup

you can't use msiexec as there is no MSI package. Please run this command to find the silent uninstaller string

`reg query HKLM\Software /v QuietUninstallString /s | find "Wireshark"

Usually, this will resolve to something like this:

%ProgramFiles%\Wiresahrk\unistaller.exe /S

Regards
Kurt

(13 May '13, 12:56) Kurt Knochner ♦
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