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Scope Action – How to uninstall/remove a specific Windows Update by KB number

In this tutorial we will utilizing Scope Actions to silently remove the windows update that installs Internet Explorer 11 by calling to the WUSA.exe process and specifying the KB number of the update.

Disclaimer:

**These tutorials are for demonstration purposes. Please test all Scope Actions before deploying them into production.**

Tutorial

  1. If you have never created a Scope Action before, please refer to the below video and the Scope Action Creation Basics article for more information.

2. Click on Add/Remove. Then Execute Computer Action > Processes > Run a new process.

3. You will now be at the Set Arguments: Run a new process window. We will select the following for each:

Process name: wusa.exe

Process argument string: /uninstall /kb:2841134 /quiet /norestart

Note:

For Internet Explorer 11’s complete removal, a reboot is required. You must specify either the /norestart or /forcerestart commands or the user will be prompted for the restart.

Run as type: 0

Note:

If run as type “0” doesn’t work, you may need to use type “2” and specify domain admin credentials.

Run Username: Leave blank(for type 0)

Run as Password: Leave blank(for type 0)

Wait for Completion: False

Wait Timeout (seconds): 30

Kill Process on Time Out: False

Hide Execution Window: True

Click OK after selecting the above.

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