Uninstalling Meraki Systems Manager Agent with CMD

Uninstalling Meraki Systems Manager Agent with command prompt is very straight forward. From a remote command prompt enter the following command;

msiexec.exe /qn /x {5AED9348-0440-4180-9A5A-8F082684B011}

The command above will Uninstall Meraki Systems Manager using the same method as ‘Add/Remove Programs’ on the local computer.

The ‘/qn‘ parameter specifies a Silent Uninstall and the ‘/x’ parameter specifies to Uninstall. The Product ID is within the curly brackets.

As a bonus, you can use System Manager’s Remote Command feature to uninstall itself! Just run the command above, wait a few minutes and the client will show offline. Once offline you can remove it from your Meraki Dashboard.


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Spruce up your Android Phone

Do you have an Android powered mobile phone and it’s starting, if not already to feel dated? Spruce it! Let’s assume you are happy with it’s performance and physical appearance and you don’t want to upgrade it but you want to get the most from it. Here’s a few options to improve your phones visual appearance; Continue reading Spruce up your Android Phone


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Deploying Office 365 Business Premium using Office Deployment Tool

In this simple and easy to follow tutorial I will guide you through the process of deploying Office 365 Business Premium and other Click-to-Run products from/to a network share.

Step 1 – Downloading Office Deployment Tool

Download Office Deployment Tool for Click-to-Run to a local directory, in this example I will be using C:\Office

Step 2 – Extracting the Office Deployment Tool Files

Open command prompt and CD to the location where you saved the Office Deployment Tool, i.e. C:\Office. Type the following command in to command prompt;

officedeploymenttool.exe /extract:"C:\Office"

Press Enter and accept the Microsoft Software License Terms. Click the Continue button. You will receive a “Files extracted successfully.” message.
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Resolving Sophos Enterprise Console Error 00000049

Sophos Endpoint LogoInstalling or re-installing Sophos Antivirus on endpoints with error code 0x00000049.

By following this guide, I cannot be held accountable for any damage or loss caused. Do so at your own risk.

Please check Add or Remove Programs or Programs and Features to make sure all previous antivirus software is uninstalled. If you are re-installing a misconfigured or misbehaving installation of Sophos Antivirus then leave it installed as it will be replaced.

1. Protect the endpoint using the “Protect Computers” wizard.

2. Identify the error which caused the installation to fail using the “View Computer Details” option from the right click menu.

We are particularly interested in resolving the error below, however I also have some troubleshooting tips at the end of this guide if you still encounter issues;

00000049 Cancelled Sophos installation and removal of third-party security software. The software being removed may include a firewall or other component that is not being replaced. Make sure the package you are installing provides equivalent protection to the package being removed.
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