Removing an office patch - HELP!

(imported topic written by SystemAdmin)

We have to remove a specific office fullfile patch on many workstations due to issues with our admin office install not patching clients because it already believes they have been patched with MS08-009 when they haven’t been.

Microsoft has provided us with the command line to remove the patch, but i know that office scripting can be very challenging. Has anyone created a BF script for this type of office patch removal before? I just want to pass the following command line to the “broken clients”. Here is the command line provided to us by Microsoft:

msiexec /i {90280409-6000-11D3-8CFE-0050048383C9} MSIPATCHREMOVE={F4A7AE1B-378F-41D2-857F-5AA1CB01533D} /qb

Is there an easy way to translate this into BigFix script? Or am I going to have to get into…“wait {pathname of system folder}\msiexec.exe /i {”%22" & preceding text of (first “%00” of (following text of (last “;” of ((value “LastUsedSource” of key “SourceList” of key whose ((value “ProductName” of it as string contains “Office XP”)…



(imported comment written by jessewk)

how about:

wait msiexec /i {{90280409-6000-11D3-8CFE-0050048383C9} MSIPATCHREMOVE={{F4A7AE1B-378F-41D2-857F-5AA1CB01533D} /qb

Note that I escaped the left braces so that the GUIDs are not interpreted as relevance.

Do you know how you’re going to target the machines yet?