Best practices: Uninstall XML files for locally managed

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Locally Managed needs uninstall XML files for the following packages:

Package
Languages
Office 365 ProPlus - CanAm Region
2 languages
Office 365 ProPlus - Germany
1 language
Project Pro
1 language
Visio Pro
1 language
Project Pro (VL)
1 language
Visio Pro (VL)
1 language

Example uninstall XML files

The following are the Locally Managed example uninstall XML files for removing Office 365 clients.

Office 365 ProPlus - CanAm Region

<Configuration>
  <Remove>
    <Product ID="O365ProPlusRetail">
      <Language ID="en-us" />
      <Language ID="fr-fr" />
    </Product>
  </Remove>
    <Property Name="FORCEAPPSHUTDOWN" Value="TRUE" />
    <Display Level="None" />
</Configuration> 

XML configuration file breakdown

Component
Explanation
Product ID="O365ProPlusRetail"
SKU of Office 365 ProPlus being removed
Language ID="ii-cc"
The languages being removed from Office 365 ProPlus
FORCEAPPSHUTDOWN Value ="True"
Forces any Office apps that are blocking the uninstall of Office to shut down. Data loss may occur.
Display Level="None"
No UI when removing Office 365 ProPlus

Office 365 ProPlus - Germany

<Configuration>
  <Remove>
    <Product ID="O365ProPlusRetail">
      <Language ID="de-de" />
    </Product>
  </Remove>
    <Property Name="FORCEAPPSHUTDOWN" Value="TRUE" />
    <Display Level="None" />
</Configuration> 

XML configuration file breakdown

Component
Explanation
Product ID="O365ProPlusRetail"
SKU of Office 365 ProPlus being removed
Language ID="de-de"
The language being removed from Office 365 ProPlus
FORCEAPPSHUTDOWN Value ="True"
Forces any Office apps that are blocking the uninstall of Office to shut down. Data loss may occur.
Display Level="None"
No UI when removing Office 365 ProPlus

Project Pro

<Configuration>
  <Remove>
    <Product ID="ProjectProRetail">
      <Language ID="en-es" />
    </Product>
  </Remove>
    <Property Name="FORCEAPPSHUTDOWN" Value="TRUE" />
    <Display Level="None" />
</Configuration> 

XML configuration file breakdown

Component
Explanation
Product ID="ProjectProRetail"
SKU of Project Pro being removed
Language ID="en-es"
The language being removed from Project Pro
FORCEAPPSHUTDOWN Value ="True"
Forces any Office apps that are blocking the uninstall of Project Pro to shut down. Data loss may occur.
Display Level="None"
No UI when removing Project Pro

Visio Pro

<Configuration>
  <Remove>
    <Product ID="VisioProRetail">
      <Language ID="en-es" />
    </Product>
  </Remove>
    <Property Name="FORCEAPPSHUTDOWN" Value="TRUE" />
    <Display Level="None" />
</Configuration> 

XML configuration file breakdown

Component
Explanation
Product ID="VisioProRetail"
SKU of Visio Pro being removed
Language ID="en-es"
The language being removed from Visio Pro
FORCEAPPSHUTDOWN Value ="True"
Forces any Office apps that are blocking the uninstall of Visio Pro to shut down. Data loss may occur.
Display Level="None"
No UI when removing Visio Pro