Building Design Suite Premium 2015 Unassisted Uninstaller

I was having a bit of trouble with a corrupt 2015 Building Design Suite Premium (BDSP) deployment from Microsoft’s System Centre Configuration Manager (SCCM) or Software Centre as the end user would know it.

Unforunately as the story goes, the deployment was installed on my production machine to fix some other issues with Revit 2015; next thing you know almost 2 days of 2015 downtime.

One of the most frustrating parts of the whole process is that although BDSP installs all the software you require in one seamless install package, uninstalling is not as easy. You need to go through and uninstall each program individually, in my instance that was 42 separate uninstalls I had to click though.. in the words of Kimberly Wilkins..

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You’ve probably realised by now that mind numbing clicking is not how I roll, so I went on the hunt for a solution, I very quickly stumbled across Mick Pletcher’s post about doing the exact same thing with Building Design Suite Ultimate using a powershell script.

The trick was to get the GUIDs for each part of the 2015 BDSP package as they would be different to Mick’s 2014 example.

You can do this with Windows Powershell, if you don’t have Powershell installed, simply head to Programs and Features in Control Panel and select Turn Windows features on or off scroll down through the list and makes sure that Powershell is checked

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Once in Powershell simply type the command wmic product get > c:\installedprograms.txt.

You will have to wait a moment or two depending on how much software you have installed but this will write a *.txt file to your C:\ which will list out all the software that you have installed on your machine.

You can then import the text file to Excel as a fixed width import. It will take a few moments to correctly place each column but once you’re done you should have something resembling this

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I sorted the data by the install date, as the BDSP package is installed at the same time. This made it easy to grab the information for the software that I wanted to get rid of. The information that we need is Description and IdentifyingNumber.

I simply put the information that I needed on another sheet and then concatenated the data in Excel so it matched the format required in Mick’s script, I then removed the 2014 BDSU information from the script and replaced it with my 2015 BDSP information.

 

UninstallApplication "SketchUp Import" "{C403E867-FCF1-432B-BCC1-8FFD40A10A6E}"
UninstallApplication "Autodesk App Manager" "{C8125548-F2D5-4059-823F-1F3C5BBD9F19}"
UninstallApplication "Autodesk BIM 360 Revit 2015 Add-in 64 bit" "{0D801D98-061A-4A4C-92B5-D3EC03C35587}"
UninstallApplication "Autodesk BIM 360 Glue AutoCAD 2015 Add-in 64 bit" "{B0E4871A-09A2-49C3-9A9E-D6409B37FD3A}"
UninstallApplication "Autodesk Featured Apps" "{EDDEE94B-214D-4B07-9727-A3E46F3E379A}"
UninstallApplication "Autodesk BIM 360 Navisworks Simulate 2015 Add-in 64 bit" "{3DA87F6B-013D-4C10-AE7A-79A03F7776D9}"
UninstallApplication "Autodesk Revit Interoperability for Showcase 2015" "{0BB716E0-1500-0410-0000-097DC2F354DF}"
UninstallApplication "Autodesk Revit Interoperability for 3ds Max 2015" "{0BB716E0-1500-0610-0000-097DC2F354DF}"
UninstallApplication "Autodesk Revit Interoperability for Navisworks Simulate 2015" "{0BB716E0-1500-0910-0000-097DC2F354DF}"
UninstallApplication "Autodesk Civil View for 3ds Max Design 2015 64-bit" "{1C4FFAF0-5DBB-4F7A-A386-46747D060826}"
UninstallApplication "Autodesk AutoCAD Performance Feedback Tool Version 1.2.2" "{85735431-6CD3-4B16-BEC8-95332034E53B}"
UninstallApplication "Autodesk Navisworks Simulate 2015 - 2014 DWG File Reader" "{051FD4D2-A63E-4796-929B-FB3B14E4DEB3}"
UninstallApplication "Autodesk Backburner 2015" "{8C5F38D2-8EFE-49A4-B3F5-BF3210FED168}"
UninstallApplication "Autodesk ReCap" "{31ABA3F2-0000-1033-0102-111D43815377}"
UninstallApplication "Autodesk Navisworks Simulate 2015 - 2010 DWG File Reader" "{9EA4D5D3-56DB-4B4F-AF40-3950178CE251}"
UninstallApplication "Autodesk Navisworks Simulate 2015 - 2012 DWG File Reader" "{B94DD4C4-632E-4EA7-97C4-94C3002189A6}"
UninstallApplication "Autodesk Navisworks Simulate 2015 - 2015 DWG File Reader" "{572D5A65-A177-426E-98FE-2221C2D612DC}"
UninstallApplication "Autodesk Navisworks Simulate 2015 - 2013 DWG File Reader" "{F2AB5586-5E2F-4971-BC10-5DB8C38B59B3}"
UninstallApplication "Autodesk Navisworks 2015 Exporters - 64 bit" "{2F1CE637-CF54-59E6-9D30-AD8AC2FD8B73}"
UninstallApplication "Autodesk Navisworks 2015 Exporters - 64 bit - English Language Pack" "{2F1CE637-CF54-0409-9D30-AD8AC2FD8B73}"
UninstallApplication "Microsoft Visual C++ 2012 x64 Additional Runtime - 11.0.61030" "{37B8F9C7-03FB-3253-8781-2517C99D7C00}"
UninstallApplication "Autodesk 3ds Max Design 2015" "{52B37EC7-D836-0410-0364-3C24BCED2010}"
UninstallApplication "AutoCAD 2015 - English" "{5783F2D7-E001-0000-0102-0060B0CE6BBA}"
UninstallApplication "AutoCAD 2015 Language Pack - English" "{5783F2D7-E001-0409-1102-0060B0CE6BBA}"
UninstallApplication "AutoCAD 2015 - English" "{5783F2D7-E001-0409-2102-0060B0CE6BBA}"
UninstallApplication "AutoCAD Raster Design 2015" "{5783F2D7-E031-0409-0102-0060B0CE6BBA}"
UninstallApplication "AutoCAD MEP 2015 - English" "{5783F2D7-E006-0000-0102-0060B0CE6BBA}"
UninstallApplication "AutoCAD MEP 2015 Language Pack - English" "{5783F2D7-E006-0409-1102-0060B0CE6BBA}"
UninstallApplication "AutoCAD MEP 2015 - English" "{5783F2D7-E006-0409-2102-0060B0CE6BBA}"
UninstallApplication "Autodesk Content Service" "{A37CDB58-AAE8-0000-8C13-E0F7BACB0D5F}"
UninstallApplication "Autodesk Content Service Language Pack" "{A37CDB58-AAE8-0001-8C13-E0F7BACB0D5F}"
UninstallApplication "Autodesk Workflows 2015" "{A90DD6F8-60D2-4803-AFF6-796400E73E1B}"
UninstallApplication "Autodesk Navisworks Simulate 2015" "{9D7AF9A9-2E52-0000-B0D0-652C6A18F3B8}"
UninstallApplication "Autodesk Navisworks Simulate 2015 - English Language Pack" "{9D7AF9A9-2E52-0409-B0D0-652C6A18F3B8}"
UninstallApplication "Autodesk Inventor Server Engine for 3ds Max Design 2015" "{D7DEFF4A-BB64-48CC-81AB-845BA62D6032}"
UninstallApplication "Autodesk Navisworks Simulate 2015 - 2011 DWG File Reader" "{8DA3934B-7873-46CC-A67C-54706D8E97BA}"
UninstallApplication "Microsoft Visual C++ 2012 x86 Additional Runtime - 11.0.61030" "{B175520C-86A2-35A7-8619-86DC379688B9}"
UninstallApplication "Microsoft Visual C++ 2012 x64 Minimum Runtime - 11.0.61030" "{CF2BEA3C-26EA-32F8-AA9B-331F7E34BA97}"
UninstallApplication "Autodesk DirectConnect 2015 64-bit" "{23C9ED7C-CB64-45FE-A7EA-1BA666F5589D}"
UninstallApplication "Microsoft Visual C++ 2012 x86 Minimum Runtime - 11.0.61030" "{BD95A8CD-1D9F-35AD-981A-3E7925026EBB}"
UninstallApplication "Autodesk Showcase 2015 64-bit" "{C7CE59CD-1993-44C6-A997-F17C1FA560A1}"
UninstallApplication "Autodesk 3ds Max 2015 Populate Data" "{57E92DED-DC6C-41E5-B9E1-76D83BD2EABE}"
UninstallApplication "Autodesk Navisworks Simulate 2015 - 2009 DWG File Reader" "{B0225F8F-483A-4ABF-AD72-63F5CA1F7A15}"

Now simply save the script as a *.PS1 (that’s a one, not a lowercase L) file, head into Powershell to where the script is saved – I saved mine as C:\2015uninstall.PS1 to run it just type in .\2015uninstall.ps1 and what BDSP uninstall without any further user intervention.

If the script doesn’t run you may need to change some settings in the Group Policy Editor. Head to Computer Configuration -> Administrative Templates -> Windows Components -> Windows Powershell, edit the Turn on Script Execution policy to be enabled and change the execution policy.

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The Allow local scripts and remote signed scripts should work, for security just remember to change the setting back to disabled when you’re done.

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