How to uninstall Microsoft Office 2019

Description

This document provides you the steps to uninstall Microsoft Office 2019 using Desktop Central.

Steps

To uninstall Microsoft Office 2019 follow the steps given below:

Download the Package

Download Microsoft office 2019 tool from the Microsoft website (https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/download/details.aspx?id=49117) and store in the network share.

Customize the Installation

  1. To extract the downloaded package, navigate to the command prompt and run this command - \officedeploymenttool_6612-6352.exe /extract:\Destination Folder /quiet
  2. Once the package is extracted, you will be able to see a "setup.exe" file and three .xml files. Delete these three xml files and create a new xml file "UNINSTALL.xml" with the content provided below and save it in the same folder.
    <Display Level="None" AcceptEULA="True" />
    <Property Name="FORCEAPPSHUTDOWN" Value="True" />
    <Remove>
    <Product ID="ProPlus2019Volume">
    </Product>
    </Remove>
    </Configuration>
  3. Place the complete folder in the Network share.

Adding the software package in Desktop Central

  1. Click the Software Deployment tab
  2. Click Add Package
  3. Select the MSIEXEC/EXE/ISS/Command package type
  4. Specify a name for the application
  5. Choose Network Path and Locate/Add the files
  6. Specify the UnInstallation Command with Switches/Arguments as:
    setup.exe /uninstall ProPlus /config uninstall.xml
    For example,"\\dc-machine1\SoftwareRepository\office\setup.exe" /uninstall ProPlus /config "\\dc-machine1\SoftwareRepository\office\uninstall.xml"
  7. Click Add Package

Deploy to target computers

  1. Select the package that you added
  2. ClickInstall/Uninstall Software
  3. Enter a name and description for the configuration
  4. Define the package settings
  5. Configure the deployment settings
  6. Choose the target computers
  7. Specify the schedule options, if required
  8. ClickDeploy
You have uninstalled Microsoft Office 2019 successfully.

 

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