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Uninstall MSI Applications with Run Scripts and CMPivot

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As Config Manager admins, we're frequently approached by managers that want us to do something NOW. Enter the Run Scripts feature in Config Manager. If you're not familiar with CMPivot, Run Scripts, and Client Notification then it would be super helpful for you to read a few of my past blogs.

Intro to CMPivot and Run Scripts A Deeper Dive into CMPivot, Run Scripts, and Client Notification Adding Parameters to Run Scripts
Today's ramble is on how to use Run Scripts with a parameter to instantly uninstall an MSI application from your device(s). We're going to use a quick 12 year old PowerShell script (it's an oldie, but a goodie) I found on Stack Overflow.
#Uninstall an MSI application
Param( [Parameter(Mandatory=$True)] [string]$ApplicationName )
Get-WmiObject-ClassWin32_Product|Where-Object {$_.Name -eq$ApplicationName} |foreach-object-process {$_.Uninstall()}
In you SCCM or MEMCM or MECM or whatever you call it now console, go to Software Library > Scripts and click on

Run Scripts with Parameters in MEMCM (R.I.P. SCCM)

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How do you use Parameters in MEMCM's (R.I.P. SCCM) Run Scripts?
How do you use Parameters on the Run Scripts feature? You get three guesses, but the first two don't count. That's right, you create a script with standard PowerShell Parameters and you build it out in MEMCM. In your MEMCM console, navigate to Software Library > Overview > Scripts. If you're not familiar with Run Scripts in MEMCM, check out my previous Blog articles on it.

Click on Create Script. In the Create Script Wizard that pops up input a Script Name, pick between PowerShell or PowerShell in your Script Language, import or paste in your script with Parameters, and click on Next.

My demo script for this article (scroll alllll the way down, it's at the bottom) is about an 8 out of 10 on the cool factor, and about a 3 out of 10 on the usefulness factor. Long story short, the script will make a computer talk. There are two Parameters that you can input, one for "what do you want to say?&qu…