JHaroldFL87
1 Copper

Silently Update SupportAssist in background?

Hello everyone,

We are an IT-consulting firm operating with client workstations scattered across the state of Florida. All of the workstations came pre-installed with Dell SupportAssist. With the recent discovery of a vulnerability found in versions prior to 3.2.0.90, we are trying to get every client workstation on the latest, updated version.

We are trying to do this without intruding on the end-users' productivity during working hours. Is there a script we can run within command prompt to force Dell SupportAssist to silently update to 3.2.0.90 in the background? Our goal is to perform this update without the end-user being interrupted by prompts of any sort.

Thank you in advance to anyone who can provide assistance.

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HansHoskens
1 Copper

Re: Silently Update SupportAssist in background?

In addition to this request, will there be provided .msi files with the latest version? The latest .msi files I can find on the Dell site are version 2.0.0.220 which are vulnerable as well.

Splosions
1 Copper

Re: Silently Update SupportAssist in background?

Dell is friggin dropping the ball on this. Where is the updated MSI?

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Amish Panchal
1 Copper

Re: Silently Update SupportAssist in background?

I am also looking for the latest version offline installer . Also raised request in Dell for the same but still request is not resolved.
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Brian75201
1 Copper

Re: Silently Update SupportAssist in background?

The install of the new version was simple -- just run with /S command line switch on the SupportAssistInstaller.exe.

My problem is that the new version didn't remove many of the old versions -- some as old as 1.x.  Now I'm struggling with how to silently uninstall them...

On some of the newer versions, I was successful with this:

wmic product where "name like '%SupportAssist%' and not version like '%3.2.1.94%'" call uninstall

However, older versions not so much.

I pulled the UninstallString from the registry -- c:\Program Files\Dell\SupportAssist>uninstaller.exe /arp

However, that prompts the user.  SO now...  how do I make that silent?  I've tried /s /q /silent /? --help nothing works.

Anybody else come across this and figure it out?

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RedITguy
1 Copper

Re: Silently Update SupportAssist in background?

 

start /wait MsiExec.exe /X{0309AC01-330F-494C-B27D-58E297E4674F} /qn REBOOT=REALLYSUPRESS start /wait MsiExec.exe /X{122666A9-2995-4E47-A75E-6423A827B7AF} /qn REBOOT=REALLYSUPRESS start /wait MsiExec.exe /X{18EF001B-B005-46CB-917B-112BA69ED85E} /qn REBOOT=REALLYSUPRESS start /wait MsiExec.exe /X{1AE53ECE-2255-4191-998B-07741E5EFCDA} /qn REBOOT=REALLYSUPRESS start /wait MsiExec.exe /X{33E712C1-2183-421C-9BC8-C902DB9C596C} /qn REBOOT=REALLYSUPRESS start /wait MsiExec.exe /X{45FD01F4-B11B-4A58-B465-1D600B5CDF64} /qn REBOOT=REALLYSUPRESS start /wait MsiExec.exe /X{4CB4741A-20C1-454E-8276-993D06A76D67} /qn REBOOT=REALLYSUPRESS start /wait MsiExec.exe /X{50EF2C72-95EC-4206-AAC3-9E84004A6140} /qn REBOOT=REALLYSUPRESS start /wait MsiExec.exe /X{5A18ABE3-52D1-4CA5-9169-25EC7E789582} /qn REBOOT=REALLYSUPRESS start /wait MsiExec.exe /X{8D7B279C-A661-465C-9658-F62FBD6A6B91} /qn REBOOT=REALLYSUPRESS start /wait MsiExec.exe /X{9074E264-F615-4DDE-969E-1FDBCFEC3FB5} /qn REBOOT=REALLYSUPRESS start /wait MsiExec.exe /X{90881C8E-6C4F-4662-9923-85AFCA058C44} /qn REBOOT=REALLYSUPRESS start /wait MsiExec.exe /X{9DD6B149-CEBC-4910-B11A-242393EDF6D3} /qn REBOOT=REALLYSUPRESS start /wait MsiExec.exe /X{D793D5B1-A985-4443-90F4-E55A13CFF117} /qn REBOOT=REALLYSUPRESS start /wait MsiExec.exe /X{E98E94E2-12D1-48E5-AC69-2C312F466136} /qn REBOOT=REALLYSUPRESS ::for the older virsions, we gotta do it dirty! taskkill /im SupportAssistAgent.exe /f /t net stop SupportAssistAgent sc delete SupportAssistAgent rd "C:\Program Files\Dell\SupportAssist"/s /q rd "C:\Program Files\Dell\SupportAssistAgent" /s /q reg delete "HKLM\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Uninstall\PC-Doctor for Windows" /f del "C:\Users\Public\Desktop\SupportAssist.lnk" /f /q