Uninstall Microsoft Software Update deployed with SCCM

I recently had to uninstall a Software Update deployed by SCCM 2012 on a Windows 10 client. Before when running SCCM 2007 i used to run WUSA with the following syntax:

wusa.exe / uninstall / kb: <KBnumber> /quiet /norestart

This didnt work  with the /quiet parameter so instead i had to use DISM as i need to be able to uninstall it silently.

DISM takes the packageName of the Software Update as input which can be found by running the following command on a client which have the Software Update installed:

dism /online /get-packages /format:table

From the list find the Package Identity Name of the Software Update.

Run this command to uninstall the KB3144756 silently:

DISM.exe /Online /Remove-Package /PackageName:Package_for_KB3144756~31bf3856ad364e35~amd64~~ /quiet /norestart

It might require a reboot for the update to be fully removed.

Run Hardware or Software Inventory

This function can be used to trigger a Hardware or Software inventory.

To trigger Hardware inventory call the function using:


To trigger Software inventory call the function using:



Uninstall MSI if Installed for the Current User

This function takes an MSI product code as input and uninstalls the software if its installed for the current user (ProductState =5)


Prompt to set OSDComputerName

I use this script to set the computer name on virtual computers during task sequence.

The computer naming script in the task sequence is using the serial number which for virtual computers is too long and will cause the task sequence to fail. Therefore its needed to somehow change the computer name. I have placed this script on a network share which i map after the computer have been given the long and faulty serial-number name. The script will prompt for a new computer name which will then overwrite the OSDComputerName task sequence variable.

Find all files with specific content

This Script will search c:\temp to find all files called test.txt that contains the string “server2”.


Replace Text in a File

This script will replace the occurence of “server1” with “server2” in all files called config.ini placed under c:\temp