18.104.22.168 Removing or Disabling Software
Windows Server 2003 allows you to automatically remove software you no longer want deployed in your
organization. To remove software, right-click the package file name in Software Installation, point to All
Tasks, and then click Remove. In the Remove Software dialog box, select Immediately Uninstall The
Software From Users And Computers (Forced Removal) to automatically delete the application from the
computer, either the next time the computer is turned on or the next time a user logs on; or select Allow
Users To Continue To Use The Software, But Prevent New Installations (Optional Removal).
Note: Only software that has been installed from a Windows Installer package
file can be removed using Group Policy. Any software that was installed
without using Windows Installer must be removed manually.
You can use the Qfecheck.exe program to check the current service pack and hotfix status of a computer.
The Qfecheck.exe program is available for download from the Microsoft support Web site. To display a
Qfecheck report, run Qfecheck.exe from the command prompt. The report includes the current service pack
level of the operating system and a list of installed hotfixes. Qfecheck indicates whether each hotfix is
current on the system or needs to be reinstalled.