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how to uninstall software on windows agent using puppet

asked 2015-03-17 06:35:19 -0600

YOGESH DANGCHE gravatar image
class putty_exe {
    file    {
            ensure => absent,
            owner => administrator,
            group => users,
            mode => 0447,
            source => "puppet:///modules/putty_exe/winscp556setup.exe",
            notify => Package["winscp556setup"],
    package {
            ensure => absent,
            source => "C:\\Software\winscp556setup.exe",
            uninstall_options => ['/VERYSILENT'],

} I write the manifest like above but it only remove file not uninstall the winscp. please help me.If anybody knows how to uninstall it please give the sample code.

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answered 2015-03-25 16:05:00 -0600

WhatsARanjit gravatar image

I was able to get this working with WinSCP v5.7.1 with the following code:

package { 'WinSCP 5.7.1':
  ensure            => absent,
  uninstall_options => [ '/SILENT' ],

It seems even though you name the package winscp556setup in puppet code, Windows has another name for it. Run puppet resource package on the system and you can see how it is identifying all the packages. Change the package resource title to the name Windows is looking for.

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thank you so much

YOGESH DANGCHE gravatar imageYOGESH DANGCHE ( 2015-04-13 06:06:03 -0600 )edit

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