How to Remotely Uninstall SEP Antivirus 12.1
Ok, I know there is a featured post and several articles about how uninstallation of SEP Antivirus is pretty much a manual hands-on-the-machine affair. Either that, utilizing a CleanWipe utility that, while I am unaware of this program, sounds like something similar to CCleaner.
Here is our company's problem and am hoping you all can assist.
1) We intend to lock down SAV from client access via the use of passwords (done through SEPM policies)
2) Almost all of our users are remote located in all of our state's counties.
3) All of our IT support is handled via remote control, Microsoft System Configuration Manager, Group Policy, or each applications management console.
4) We are being forced to move away from ESET AV and adopt SAV. ESET allowed us, through their console to install, remove, and remotely manage the ESET application.
Knowing the above, and that our client-side SAV setups will have password protection, and our users are remote, please tell me how we can remotely uninstall SAV 12.1 from their systems should the need arise?
Touching each and every machine via a remote desktop tool to utilize Windows Add/Remove process is just not practical for large numbers of users. Using the msiexec command line in a Group Policy "logon" script won't work if we have password protected our SAV installations.