How to Uninstall different versions of WinZip software installed on Windows 10 system using Microsoft Intune

Requirement: I got the requirement from one of our client to uninstall WinZip software from all users PCs. There were different versions of WinZip installed on the systems. I have targeted WinZip 24.0.14033 and WinZip 24.0.13650 and i will show you how to uninstall these two versions by creating MS Intune Windows App (Win32) App Package. I will also show you how you can uninstall WinZip versions other than the one’s given above. Let’s start —>

Check the WinZip software version on target machine on which you want to remove the software and try to find the WinZip MSI file matching this version number. If you are unable to find the exact same MSI file, then you can download the one close to the version installed from this link: https://www.winzip.com/win/en/dprob.html. For Example: Download x64 bit WinZip 24 MSI installer to target the WinZip 24.0.XXXXX versions as a best practice. I have not tested by Uninstalling WinZip 24.0.XXX or other versions using WinZip 25.0 x64 bit MSI Installer but that should also work fine too.

Create .intunewin file by using Microsoft Win32 Content Prep Tool. I have already written an article which shows how to convert .msi to .intunewin. You can refer to this link: How to uninstall expressvpn application from Windows 10 systems using Microsoft Intune – TechPress

WinZip .intunewin file:

Now once .intunewin file has been created, we will now add this app on Endpoint Manager admin center using the following steps:

  • Login on EndPoint Manager Admin Center.
  • Click on Apps -> All Apps -> + Add
  • Select App Type to Windows app (Win32)
  • Click on Select.
  • Select app package file and browse to winzip240-64.intunewin and click Ok.
  • Enter / Update the Name of the Application and Publisher Information and click Next.

Program Tab:

Install command: msiexec /i "winzip240-64.msi" /q

For WinZip Version 24.0.23650
Uninstall command: msiexec /x "{CD95F661-A5C4-44F5-A6AA-ECDD91C24125}" /q

For WinZip Version 24.0.14033
Uninstall command: msiexec /x "{CD95F661-A5C4-44F5-A6AA-ECDD91C24127}" /q

For WinZip Version Other than listed above:
Find UninstallString as shown below and replace in the msiexec /x "<uninstallstring>" /q command above.

Device restart behavior: No specific Action  

Tip – To Uninstall other versions of WinZip. You need to find UninstallString for that application and replace it in the msiexec /x “<uninstallstring>” /q command.

To Find UninstallString for the Software.

  1. Login on a system where WinZip Software is installed. Make sure its the same version which you want to uninstall.
  2. Open Registry Editor and locate the Key HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Uninstall
  3. Find your Application Key and look for “UninstallString” registry entry.
  4. Check below screenshot of registry editor showing WinZip 24.0 UninstallString.

UninstallString registry entry screenshot:

Requirements Tab:

Operating system architecture: 64-bit
Minimum operating system: Windows 10 1607

Detection Rules:

Rules Format: Manually configure detection rules
Rule Type: MSI
MSI Product Code: use the product code fetched from UninstallString
MSI Product version check: No

Assignments Tab:

In Uninstall Section, target a group which contains users or devices. This will uninstall WinZip from the users PCs.

Wait for the next sync cycle and you will find that the WinZip which was installed on the targeted PC has been uninstalled.

External References

https://support.winzip.com/hc/en-us/articles/115011860448-Command-line-installing-with-the-WinZip-MSI-file

https://www.winzip.com/win/en/downarc.html

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