Uninstall Office 2013 and install Office 365 Powershell

This topic contains 4 replies, has 3 voices, and was last updated by  Brian Petersen 3 years, 9 months ago.

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  • #19942

    Brian Petersen


    I need the following powershell script and i cant figure out how to make this.

    ———— pseudo powershell code ———-

    Tjeck for office 2013 installation.

    IF Office 2013 is installed, remove Office 2013 and Install/upgrade to Office 366

    ELSE run Office 365 Quickrepair with finish dialog "Repair done"

    End of script


    Can someone help me with this?

    Best regards

    Brian Petersen

  • #19945

    Ondrej Zilinec

    IMHO you should yourself 🙂 This is not cookbook forum 🙂

    [ul]To check if app is installed I would use [b]Get-WmiObject -Class Win32_Product[/b][/ul]
    [ul]To uninstall app I would get MSI GUID from first command and run [/b][/ul]
    [ul]To install app I would use quiet installation method of app [/b][/ul]

    Have a look [url=http://blogs.technet.com/b/heyscriptingguy/archive/2011/11/13/use-powershell-to-quickly-find-installed-software.aspx]here[/url] and [url=http://blogs.technet.com/b/heyscriptingguy/archive/2013/11/15/use-powershell-to-find-installed-software.aspx]here[/url].

  • #19948

    Brian Petersen

    Hi, yes i know and i should have wrote, that i am indeed trying.
    I am working on a powershell script now, but have run into the first problem.

    I want to run a windows troubleshooter file (.diagcab) SILENT, from a powershell script. This file uninstalles ALL office instances on a client.
    I manage to read that you have to make a answerfile to make it silent but im stuck here. :o/

  • #19952

    Alexander Johansson

    Could you give an example from your script on how you are running the troubleshooting pack?

    This is stated in the help file for "Get-TroubleshootingPack":

    Example 4: Generate an answer file

    Get-TroubleshootingPack -Path "C:\Windows\Diagnostics\System\Audio" -AnswerFile "AudioAnswerFile.xml"

    This command uses the Get-TroubleshootingPack cmdlet to generate an answer file. The Areo troubleshooting pack provides
    a series of questions for the user to describe the troubleshooting situation and saves that information in the specified XML file.

    This is stated in the help file for "Invoke-TroubleshootingPack":

    Example 3: Run a troubleshooting pack in unattended mode

    $Audio = Get-TroubleshootingPack -Path "C:\Windows\Diagnostics\System\Audio"
    Invoke-TroubleshootingPack -Pack $Audio -AnswerFile "AudioAnswerFile.xml" -Unattended

    This example runs the Audio pack in unattended mode with a specified answer file.

    The first command uses the Get-TroubleshootingPack cmdlet to get a DiagPack object and stores it in the $Audio variable.

    The second command invokes the troubleshooting pack stored in $Audio in unattended mode. The command specifies an answer
    file, previously created by using the Get-TroubleshootingPack cmdlet.

    I can't test this on your specific diagcab but you could try to run the first example I showed you and then the second one, with your specific paths of course.


  • #19995

    Brian Petersen


    I managed to do it with your help.

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