[wpkg-users] Q: Is there a way to 'clean up' the WPKG installed packages database?

Peter Gough pmgough at gmail.com
Tue Apr 19 12:00:42 CEST 2022

You beat me to it but absolutely this. The checks are typically so quick
deleting this file is the easiest option.

On Tue, 19 Apr 2022 at 19:25, Adam Thorn <alt36 at cam.ac.uk> wrote:

> On 18/04/2022 22:56, John H Nyhuis wrote:
> > Is there a way to clean up the WPKG installed software database (control
> > file)?
> The file you want to look at is c:\windows\system32\wpkg.xml . It's an
> xml file containing a list of <package> elements for each piece of
> software that has been installed on a computer via wpkg.
> You should probably take a copy of it before experimenting but I think
> you should be able to either:
> 1. edit the file in a text editor, find the <package> with
> id="NAMEOFPACKAGE", and delete the entire <package> .. </package>
> element, being careful to ensure the file remains valid XML, or ..
> 2. just delete c:\windows\system32\wpkg.xml . Then run wpkg.js
> /synchronize /dryrun , review the output, then run wpkg.js /synchronize
> . That should just lead to every package in the profile responding with
> the 'Package XYZ: already installed' message and do nothing other than
> recreate the local wpkg.xml file. (This assumes that there are currently
> no pending package changes that you expect /synchronize to perform..!)
> Adam
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