How to Remove an Application on a Remote Computer

Written by marie lowe
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Remote computers, such as servers and other workstations on your network, run applications just like your office desktop computer does. You can manage a computer's installed applications remotely by connecting to the system using Windows' built-in Remote Desktop utility. This makes it easy to uninstall and maintain systems on your or your clients' networks without having to be physically present.

Skill level:
Moderately Easy


  1. 1

    Press the "Windows" and "R" keys together, then type "mststc.exe" and press "Enter."

  2. 2

    Enter the IP address or hostname of the remote computer you are connecting to, then press "Enter."

  3. 3

    Log on to the computer using an administrative account when prompted.

  4. 4

    Click the "Start" button on the remote computer and type "AppWiz.cpl" in the Start menu search bar. Click "AppWiz.cpl" from the list of programs.

  5. 5

    Scroll down to the name of the application you would like to remove, then click it.

  6. 6

    Click "Uninstall" on the toolbar above the list of applications. The program will be uninstalled.

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