Software Installation - How To

How to uninstall Microsoft Office 2007, 2010, 2013, 2016 and 2019

Description

This document provides you the steps to uninstall Microsoft Office 2007, 2010, 2013, 2016 and 2019 using Desktop Central.

Steps

To uninstall Microsoft Office 2007, 2010, 2013, 2016 and 2019, follow the steps given below:

Customize the Installation

  1. Create uninstall.xml file in the location where you have the Microsoft office package
  2. Edit and the file as given below, 
     
    <Configuration Product="ProPlus"> 
    <Display Level="none" CompletionNotice="no" SuppressModal="yes" AcceptEula="yes" /> 
    </Configuration>

    For Office Standard Edition,

    <Configuration Product="Standard">
    <Display Level="none" CompletionNotice="no" SuppressModal="yes" AcceptEula="yes" />
    <Setting Id="SETUP_REBOOT" Value="Never" />
    </Configuration>

    For Office 2019,

    <Configuration>
    <Display Level="None" AcceptEULA="True" />
    <Property Name="FORCEAPPSHUTDOWN" Value="True" />
    <Remove>
    <Product ID="Standard2019Volume"></Product>
    </Remove>
    </Configuration>
  3. Note: Product ID(ProPlus) is available in config.xml(location:<share>\Office\ProPlus.WW\config.xml. Example::\\dc-machine-1\SoftwareRepository\Office\ProPlus.WW\config.xml).

  4. Save the file, after making the customization changes.

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 Un-Installation Command with Switches/Arguments as setup.exe /uninstall ProPlus /config uninstall.xml
    For uninstalling Office Standard Edition, the command is setup.exe /uninstall Standard /config Standard.Uninstall.xml
    For uninstalling Office 2019, the command is setup.exe /configure uninstall2019.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. Click Install/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. Click Deploy
You have uninstalled Microsoft Office successfully. 

 

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