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vinifera    98

hello

don't know if its too much to ask

but does anyone know to make .bat/.cmd script that would work under both xp and win7

that would silently uninstall IE (just like user can from control panel remove it) ?

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Yzöwl    30

Have you looked at using:

%systemroot%\ie8\spuninst\spuninst.exe

I have no idea if there are switches to make it silent or if it already does it silently.

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cluberti    5

If you want to remove inbox components (like IE6 on XP), you have to use tools like nLite. IE is, in and of itself, not an uninstallable component. You can upgrade it (for example, IE8 on XP from IE6), and you can remove said upgrades, but removing the browser is not natively possible. There are tools (like nLite) available to remove components, but those carry with them the risks of potentially breaking your installation if you go too far, of course.

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vinifera    98

well I know you can't remove everything as mshtml must stay

but when user "removes" ie via cpanel then it removes .exe and whatever is tied with .exe

this is what I'm after for :P

Edited by vinifera

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jaclaz    943

That can be done on Windows Vista/Server 2008, Windows 7/Server 2008R2, or Windows 8/Server 2012, but not on XP. To do this on XP or 2003, you need nLite.

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/957700

Well, not really.

nlite does remove things at installation, not after it.

And then if you want a true IE-less XP you could use FdV's (Fred De Vorck) approach/inf's, etc.

To clarify, these methods "prevent install", do not "uninstall".

Possibly the Commercial XPlite would do "after install".

jaclaz

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Outbreaker    1

Don't remove any Internet Explorer files because various Windows components and third-party applications rely upon Internet Explorer code.

Here is a batch script to uninstall it over the control panel (Tested on WinXP):

@ECHO OFF

ECHO.
ECHO Uninstalling Internet Explorer...
SET WC="%Temp%\WC_Uninstall_Config.txt"
ECHO [components]> %WC%
ECHO IEAccess = Off>> %WC%
sysocmgr /i:"%WINDIR%\inf\sysoc.inf" /u:"%Temp%\WC_Uninstall_Config.txt"
DEL "%Temp%\WC_Uninstall_Config.txt"
ECHO Done

pause
EXIT

http://itk.samfundet.no/dok-filer/ms-xp-sp2-deployment-ref/u_components.htm

Edited by Outbreaker

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Yzöwl    30

As above, just shortened:

@(ECHO/[Components]&ECHO/IEAccess=off)>"%TEMP%\_$.TXT"
@SYSOCMGR /i:"%SYSTEMROOT%\INF\SYSOC.INF" /u:"%TEMP%\_$.TXT"
@DEL "%TEMP%\_$.TXT"

Remember that this doesn't remove IE just removes the default visible 'shortcuts' to it.

If sysocmgr only parses specific sections of the answer file, the following script which doesn't write to a file may prove useful:

@SYSOCMGR /i:"%SYSTEMROOT%\INF\SYSOC.INF" /u:%0
@GOTO :EOF
[Components]
IEAccess=off

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bphlpt    104

You're probably better off either using FDV's files or just removing all shortcuts to ie.exe. Regardless of MS's assurances to the contrary, I believe that IE ended up so deeply embedded in the OS, and then being depended on by other third-party apps, that trying to just hack it out could end up causing you problems down the road depending on what other software you end up running in the future. Just a thought.

Cheers and Regards

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