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Add or Remove Programs in Control Panel

Updated: January 21, 2005

Applies To: Windows Server 2003, Windows Server 2003 R2, Windows Server 2003 with SP1, Windows Server 2003 with SP2

Add or Remove Programs in Control Panel

By using Add or Remove Programs in Control Panel, you can perform a number of tasks--primarily, the task of installing an application from local media, such as a CD-ROM or floppy disk; a defined Active Directory location, for an assigned and published application on a corporate network; or the Internet. You can also use Add or Remove Programs to remove or modify an existing application or to repair a damaged application.

Add or Remove Programs also offers the following features:

  • Provides users with a single user interface for managing and maintaining their programs.

  • Supports the installation of programs when a user has the program package (on local media), as well as installation from either a corporate or an Internet environment.

  • Exposes the Windows Installer component while maintaining support for other installation technologies.

For more information, see Add or Remove Programs overview.

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