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IT Process Automation – Uninstall/remove a specific Windows update by KB number

In this Process Automation tutorial, we will show how to silently remove the windows update that installs Internet Explorer 11 by calling the WUSA.exe process and specifying the KB number.

Process Automation – Prerequisite


To be able to implement this tutorial, you will need access to the full version of Goverlan Reach and its Process Automation framework. If you don’t currently own a valid license, you can download a free version of our remote access software on our website. The 15-day trial is free and no credit card is required.  

If you have never automated a workflow with our Process Automation framework,  you may watch the below video or read our Scope Action Creation Basics article for more information.

Process Automation: Worklow Details

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

2. 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


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


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.

Updated on April 24, 2020

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