Uninstall button is disabled in Software Centre in SCCM 2012 R2 for available Applications

In SCCM 2012 R2 RTM,

There is a known issue that if an application contains multiple Deployment Types, after the application gets installed successfully on the client as  available, uninstall button in the software centre is disabled and there is no easy way to perform Uninstallation of the software.

In my example, I have used the application name as “Orca”

Here are couple of approaches:

Approach 1:

Launch wbemtest

Connect to root\ccm\clientsdk namespace

Query CCM_Application to get the application (Orca) installed on the client  and click show mof and store the information with you.

 Now go back to wbemtest

Click ExecuteMethod

Select CCM_Application as class

Choose the method “uninstall” from the drop down

Click Edit Parameters

Enter Id, IsMachineTarget, Revision etc fields from the mof saved and keep rest of the fields as default (I believe null).

Click Execute

 Now uninstall action gets trigged on the application.


Approach 2:

I have got the below code from http://social.technet.microsoft.com/Forums/en-US/e41a516f-210a-4124-8ceb-c70972d20168/ccmapplication-0-instances-found-via-powershell?forum=configmanagersdk

Run this powershell script.

$ComputerName = $env:COMPUTERNAME
$ApplicationName = “Orca”
$ApplicationClass = [WmiClass]”\\$($ComputerName)\root\ccm\clientSDK:CCM_Application
$Application = Get-WmiObject -Namespace “root\ccm\clientSDK” -Class CCM_Application | Where-Object { $_.Name -like “*$($ApplicationName)*” }
$ApplicationID = $Application.Id
$ApplicationRevision = $Application.Revision
$Properties = $ApplicationClass.psbase.GetMethodParameters(“Uninstall”)
$Properties.EnforcePreference = 0
$Properties.Id = $ApplicationID
$Properties.IsMachineTarget = $false
$Properties.IsRebootIfNeeded = $false
$Properties.Priority = “High”
$Properties.Revision = $ApplicationRevision

Approach 3:

Install SCCM 2012 R2 CU1 from http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2938441




Comments (6)

  1. Lloyd Kasper says:


    Could this process or a similar one be used to install Applications on a Device which doesn't have an entry in the CCM_Application class, and without using Software Centre?



  2. sreekarm says:


    Nope, it is not used for your scenario

  3. Chris Wright says:


    Do you know if this is going to be fixed ?

  4. sreekarm says:

    This issue is fixed in SCCM 2012 R2 CU1


  5. Robert Olschlager says:

    I am up to CU3 for R2 and the issue is still ongoing for me. I need the uninstall button to work for my users without having to resort to workarounds and temporary fixes.

    Has or will Microsoft address this issue?

  6. Stephen Leuthold says:

    $Properties.IsMachineTarget = $false

    $Properties.IsRebootIfNeeded = $false

    Has to be changed to

    $Properties.IsMachineTarget = "False"

    $Properties.IsRebootIfNeeded = "False"

    Otherwise I got an exception.