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    Upgrading office 2003 to 2007 using GPO

    The PCs at my work place have office2003 installed on them and we now want to upgrade to 2007. The office 2003 was installed manually on each individual machine, how can i uninstall office2003 using GPO because the users are many and i cant go to each individual machine.

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    Re: Upgrading office 2003 to 2007 using GPO

    Remove a Package
    To remove a published or assigned package:

    1. Start the Active Directory Users and Computers snap-in. To do this, click Start, point to Administrative Tools, and then click Active Directory Users and Computers.
    2. In the console tree, right-click your domain, and then click Properties.
    3. Click the Group Policy tab, click the Group Policy object that you used to deploy the package, and then click Edit.
    4. Expand the Software Settings container that contains the software installation item that you used to deploy the package.
    5. Click the software installation container that contains the package.
    6. In the right pane of the Group Policy window, right-click the program, point to All Tasks, and then click Remove.
    7. Do one of the following:
    * Click Immediately uninstall the software from users and computers, and then click OK.
    * Click Allow users to continue to use the software but prevent new installations, and then click OK.
    8. Quit the Group Policy snap-in, click OK, and then quit the Active Directory Users and Computers snap-in.

    check here http://support.microsoft.com/kb/816102
    and http://support.microsoft.com/kb/240790

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    Re: Upgrading office 2003 to 2007 using GPO

    Thank you Timon but the office 2003 was not deployed using GPO so i cant uninstall it that way. Isn't there any code that i can use to uninstall it other than Group Policy cause i didnt install it using GPO.

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    Re: Upgrading office 2003 to 2007 using GPO

    You can use a startup script to uninstall Office 2003 -. if you know the package's GUID, you could afaik go with msiexec /u <GUID>. Group Policy Software Installation can't uninstall software that it didn't install.

    msiexec /uninstall {Packagename.msi|GUID}

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