Does anyone have a script to remove Outlook 2016 profiles?

Macmacmark
New Contributor III

Hi,

I'm looking to remove all users profiles from Outlook, we are migrating from on prem to cloud, so I need these removed so that when the re-open Outlook autodiscover will do it's thing. it's working manually, but would love to script it for users.

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mm2270
Legendary Contributor II

The local profiles are stored in

~/Library/Group Containers/UBF8T346G9.Office/

Is that what you're looking to delete? The entire UBF8T346G9.Office directory? Or something more specific inside that?

If you want to delete the entire thing, then yes, it can be scripted. Something like the following should work, though this has not really been tested since I don't want to delete my Office 2016 folder, so be careful with it. Test only on a test machine to start with. There may be somewhat better ways to do this also.

#!/bin/bash

while read USER; do
    if [ -d "${USER}/Library/Group Containers/UBF8T346G9.Office" ]; then
        echo "Found Office 2016 container for $USER. Deleting..."
        rm -Rf "${USER}/Library/Group Containers/UBF8T346G9.Office"
    else
        echo "Did not find Office 2016 container for $USER"
    fi
done < <(find /Users -type d -maxdepth 1 -mindepth 1 | egrep -v "_mbsetupuser|Shared")

Macmacmark
New Contributor III

I will give that a try! I'm just looking to have the users profiles deleted, so it sounds like that could work for me πŸ™‚

sbirdsley
Contributor

I am currently using the below for full Office 2016 removal which could be modified to only cover the user data removal /Users/$USERNAME/Library/Group Containers

#!/bin/bash

# commands out of the official guide from microsoft
# source https://support.office.com/en-us/article/Uninstall-Office-2016-for-Mac-eefa1199-5b58-43af-8a3d-b73dc1a8cae3
# and https://gist.github.com/pirafrank/18d62c062e2806c1d183

USERNAME=$(ls -l /dev/console | awk '{print $3}')

rm -rf "/Applications/Microsoft Excel.app"
rm -rf "/Applications/Microsoft OneNote.app"
rm -rf "/Applications/Microsoft Outlook.app"
rm -rf "/Applications/Microsoft PowerPoint.app"
rm -rf "/Applications/Microsoft Word.app"


rm -rf /Users/$USERNAME/Library/Containers/com.microsoft.errorreporting
rm -rf /Users/$USERNAME/Library/Containers/com.microsoft.Excel
rm -rf /Users/$USERNAME/Library/Containers/com.microsoft.netlib.shipassertprocess
rm -rf /Users/$USERNAME/Library/Containers/com.microsoft.Office365ServiceV2
rm -rf /Users/$USERNAME/Library/Containers/com.microsoft.Outlook
rm -rf /Users/$USERNAME/Library/Containers/com.microsoft.Powerpoint
rm -rf /Users/$USERNAME/Library/Containers/com.microsoft.rm -rfS-XPCService
rm -rf /Users/$USERNAME/Library/Containers/com.microsoft.Word
rm -rf /Users/$USERNAME/Library/Containers/com.microsoft.onenote.mac

rm -rf "/Users/$USERNAME/Library/Group Containers/UBF8T346G9.ms"
rm -rf "/Users/$USERNAME/Library/Group Containers/UBF8T346G9.Office"
rm -rf "/Users/$USERNAME/Library/Group Containers/UBF8T346G9.OfficeOsfWebHost"

# further cleaning

rm -rf "/Library/Application Support/Microsoft/MAU2.0"
rm -rf "/Library/Fonts/Microsoft"
rm -rf /Library/LaunchDaemons/com.microsoft.office.licensing.helper.plist
rm -rf /Library/LaunchDaemons/com.microsoft.office.licensingV2.helper.plist
rm -rf /Library/Preferences/com.microsoft.Excel.plist
rm -rf /Library/Preferences/com.microsoft.office.plist
rm -rf /Library/Preferences/com.microsoft.office.setupassistant.plist
rm -rf /Library/Preferences/com.microsoft.outlook.databasedaemon.plist
rm -rf /Library/Preferences/com.microsoft.outlook.office_reminders.plist
rm -rf /Library/Preferences/com.microsoft.Outlook.plist
rm -rf /Library/Preferences/com.microsoft.PowerPoint.plist
rm -rf /Library/Preferences/com.microsoft.Word.plist
rm -rf /Library/Preferences/com.microsoft.office.licensingV2.plist
rm -rf /Library/Preferences/com.microsoft.autoupdate2.plist
rm -rf /Library/Preferences/ByHost/com.microsoft
rm -rf /Library/Receipts/Office2016_*
rm -rf /Library/PrivilegedHelperTools/com.microsoft.office.licensing.helper
rm -rf /Library/PrivilegedHelperTools/com.microsoft.office.licensingV2.helper

pkgutil --forget com.microsoft.package.Fonts
pkgutil --forget com.microsoft.package.Microsoft_AutoUpdate.app
pkgutil --forget com.microsoft.package.Microsoft_Excel.app
pkgutil --forget com.microsoft.package.Microsoft_OneNote.app
pkgutil --forget com.microsoft.package.Microsoft_Outlook.app
pkgutil --forget com.microsoft.package.Microsoft_PowerPoint.app
pkgutil --forget com.microsoft.package.Microsoft_Word.app
pkgutil --forget com.microsoft.package.Proofing_Tools
pkgutil --forget com.microsoft.package.licensing

sbirdsley
Contributor

Also believe the below one was obtained from Office 2016 team on macadmin slack channel

#!/bin/bash

USERNAME=$(ls -l /dev/console | awk '{print $3}')

if [[ $EUID -ne 0 ]]; then
    echo -e "
    ROOT PRIVILEDGES NEEDED!
    You have to run this script as root.
    Aborting...
    "
    exit 1
else
    echo -e "
    ###################################
      Office 2016 for Mac uninstaller
    ###################################
    "

    sleep 4

    echo -e "
    ------------- WARNING -------------
      Your Outlook data will be wiped.
     Press CTRL+C in 5 seconds to ABORT
    -----------------------------------
    "

    sleep 6

    # commands out of the official guide from microsoft
    # source https://support.office.com/en-us/article/Uninstall-Office-2016-for-Mac-eefa1199-5b58-43af-8a3d-b73dc1a8cae3

    echo "    Removing Office 2016 apps..."
    rm -rf "/Applications/Microsoft Excel.app"
    rm -rf "/Applications/Microsoft OneNote.app"
    rm -rf "/Applications/Microsoft Outlook.app"
    rm -rf "/Applications/Microsoft PowerPoint.app"
    rm -rf "/Applications/Microsoft Word.app"

    echo "    Cleaning ~/Library..."
    rm -rf /Users/$USERNAME/Library/Containers/com.microsoft.errorreporting
    rm -rf /Users/$USERNAME/Library/Containers/com.microsoft.Excel
    rm -rf /Users/$USERNAME/Library/Containers/com.microsoft.netlib.shipassertprocess
    rm -rf /Users/$USERNAME/Library/Containers/com.microsoft.Office365ServiceV2
    rm -rf /Users/$USERNAME/Library/Containers/com.microsoft.Outlook
    rm -rf /Users/$USERNAME/Library/Containers/com.microsoft.Powerpoint
    rm -rf /Users/$USERNAME/Library/Containers/com.microsoft.rm -rfS-XPCService
    rm -rf /Users/$USERNAME/Library/Containers/com.microsoft.Word
    rm -rf /Users/$USERNAME/Library/Containers/com.microsoft.onenote.mac

    rm -rf "/Users/$USERNAME/Library/Group Containers/UBF8T346G9.ms"
    rm -rf "/Users/$USERNAME/Library/Group Containers/UBF8T346G9.Office"
    rm -rf "/Users/$USERNAME/Library/Group Containers/UBF8T346G9.OfficeOsfWebHost"

    # further cleaning

    echo "    Cleaning system folders..."
    rm -rf "/Library/Application Support/Microsoft/MAU2.0"
    rm -rf "/Library/Fonts/Microsoft"
    rm -rf /Library/LaunchDaemons/com.microsoft.office.licensing.helper.plist
    rm -rf /Library/LaunchDaemons/com.microsoft.office.licensingV2.helper.plist
    rm -rf /Library/Preferences/com.microsoft.Excel.plist
    rm -rf /Library/Preferences/com.microsoft.office.plist
    rm -rf /Library/Preferences/com.microsoft.office.setupassistant.plist
    rm -rf /Library/Preferences/com.microsoft.outlook.databasedaemon.plist
    rm -rf /Library/Preferences/com.microsoft.outlook.office_reminders.plist
    rm -rf /Library/Preferences/com.microsoft.Outlook.plist
    rm -rf /Library/Preferences/com.microsoft.PowerPoint.plist
    rm -rf /Library/Preferences/com.microsoft.Word.plist
    rm -rf /Library/Preferences/com.microsoft.office.licensingV2.plist
    rm -rf /Library/Preferences/com.microsoft.autoupdate2.plist
    rm -rf /Library/Preferences/ByHost/com.microsoft
    rm -rf /Library/Receipts/Office2016_*
    rm -rf /Library/PrivilegedHelperTools/com.microsoft.office.licensing.helper
    rm -rf /Library/PrivilegedHelperTools/com.microsoft.office.licensingV2.helper

    echo "    Making your Mac forget about Office 2016..."
    pkgutil --forget com.microsoft.package.Fonts
    pkgutil --forget com.microsoft.package.Microsoft_AutoUpdate.app
    pkgutil --forget com.microsoft.package.Microsoft_Excel.app
    pkgutil --forget com.microsoft.package.Microsoft_OneNote.app
    pkgutil --forget com.microsoft.package.Microsoft_Outlook.app
    pkgutil --forget com.microsoft.package.Microsoft_PowerPoint.app
    pkgutil --forget com.microsoft.package.Microsoft_Word.app
    pkgutil --forget com.microsoft.package.Proofing_Tools
    pkgutil --forget com.microsoft.package.licensing

    echo -e "
    Complete!
    Please Note: You may need to reinstall Microsoft Silverlight.
    You can now remove icons from Dock (if any!).
    "
fi

Macmacmark
New Contributor III

Thanks @sbirdsley , @mm2270 , I will try these out and see what works, much appreciated!

jan_rosenfeld
New Contributor III

I'm pretty inexperienced with this - but I'm trying to run:

!/bin/bash

USERNAME=$(ls -l /dev/console | awk '{print $3}')

rm -rf "/Users/$USERNAME/Library/Group Containers/UBF8T346G9.ms"
rm -rf "/Users/$USERNAME/Library/Group Containers/UBF8T346G9.Office"
rm -rf "/Users/$USERNAME/Library/Group Containers/UBF8T346G9.OfficeOsfWebHost"

just to nuke those folders from existence. it doesn't seem to work though when I run it. Am I missing something stupid? Don't I have to "close it out" somehow? I'm getting an unexpected EOF error.

tcandela
Valued Contributor

@sbirdsley @Macmacmark hey, just curious, how is this office 2016 uninstall working? which one are you using or have used?