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coolhandluq

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I am currently researching how to do just what the topic says, use group policy to uninstall KB946983 and 952142 on my domain. We are just switching to Kerio now, so I had deployed these updates via WSUS earlier this year as I did not foresee this problem. We have 300 workstations in 3 states, and an IT staff of 2. There is no way we have the time to touch all those PC's and manually uninstall the patch.

So yes I am looking elsewhere in more appropriate places for the knowledge right now, but I am wondering if anyone here has done this already since it's such a big issue for KOFF/Outlook 2007 users. Oh yeah, I have blocked WSUS from deploying these updates in anticipation of their removal.

Any tips? I figure there's got to be some way to script the uninstall and then the GPO is trivial.
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ccjwells

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I haven't had to deal with that yet, but I did find this: http://www.petri.co.il/forums/archive/index.php/t-19210.html which might be useful to you.
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winkelman

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If a patch is uninstallable, I believe you can do so from your WSUS server.

You can check the update in WSUS, it may have the 'Removable: yes' property.


Hmm, I've been going through a lot of updates on WSUS and it seems all of them are 'Removable: no'. That's somewhat strange, since many updates are removable from 'Add/Remove Programs' on the PC itself. A pity Microsoft doesn't transfer this option to WSUS for the updates, the WSUS server itself is capable of controlling this. Sad
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sedell

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Find the patch in WSUS. When you find it, right-click on it and choose Approve. There should be a text box across the bottom of the approval window if the update does not support removal. You can also click the approval drop down and see if "Approve for Removal" is grayed out, or available as an option.

Scott
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coolhandluq

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Thanks for the tips guys. These updates are not removable by WSUS, otherwise I would've done that already and I wouldn't need to do it by script/GPO. You can only uninstall them locally. I've never actually found an update that I could uninstall via WSUS. Take a look for yourselves if you don't believe me. Wink

CCJ thanks for the link, that looks like it may prove pretty useful. I'll let you know how it goes when I get to it. For now, I have to go put out some fires!
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sedell

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Did you deploy Office via GPO, or some other deployment tool? If so, you might be able to redeploy and have it re-patch without those two updates. You could do something like that overnight so it's re-installed and patched before anyone gets in.

Scott
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