We're deploying the SVG viewer silently using a script to run the exe("SVGView.exe /qn"). Now, we're trying to find a way to uninstall the application silently.
I see the path to an uninstall executable(C:\Program Files\Common Files\Adobe\SVG Viewer 3.0\Uninstall\Winstall.exe
), but I don't know how to launch it or what switches to use to configure it. Does anyone have any ideas?

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What method are you going to use to uninstall it? Group Policy for instance?

We need more info.
Answered 04/01/2005 by: MSIMaker
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We use Marimba to run scripts that we define. So a scripting method would probably be the closest method to describe it.
Answered 04/04/2005 by: Mauricem
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Dude, I'm also using Marimba for packaging and distribution.

If you can use 'q' for the install, you can also use it for the uninstall but not in most cases. Try to browse through the Registry Editor and look in:

HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Uninstall\Adobe SVG Viewer\UninstallString

put "-q" between the value in -u and -f--

C:\\Program Files\\Common Files\\Adobe\\SVG Viewer 3.0\\Uninstall\\Winstall.exe -u -q -fC:\\Program Files\\Common Files\\Adobe\\SVG Viewer 3.0\\Uninstall\\Install.log"

You can now incorporate it to the Marimba Packager in Customization tab by putting it directly there or use vbscript to call the uninstall command.

HOpe this help.. Send me beers when it is successful! (just kidding!) [;)]
Answered 04/08/2005 by: dj_xest
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dj_xest has hit it on the head here and its your ONLY way of uninstalling it unless you send down a "nuke" package to remove it.
Answered 04/08/2005 by: MSIMaker
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Thanks to everyone for your responses. It worked!
Just for reference, here's the reformatted commandline option.
"C:\Program Files\Common Files\Adobe\SVG Viewer 3.0\Uninstall\Winstall.exe" -u -q -fC:\Program Files\Common Files\Adobe\SVG Viewer 3.0\Uninstall\Install.log

I'll add it to the Appdeploy package notes.
http://appdeploy.com/packages/detail.asp?id=454
BTW, we stopped using the Customization tab because it seemed unreliable, but, after this we may start using it again.
Answered 04/08/2005 by: Mauricem
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wd Mauricem....and thanks for posting it in the packaging notes. That info will help someone sooner or later. )
Answered 04/08/2005 by: MSIMaker
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Mauricem.. Just wanna know how did you run scripts in Marimba without using Customization tab? Is there a trick?[;)]
Answered 04/11/2005 by: dj_xest
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Usually we would run them as postinstall scripts. "Configuration" - "Customization" - "Add scripts".
We don't use the "Configuration" - "Startup" tab much, which is something we're trying to use more. We may be talking about the same thing though.
One undocumented trick we do use is to put files that we need to run locally as a script file. For example, if we want to run a script in a windows installer package to install a registry entry, we add the script and the reg file to the "batch path" as if it were a script file. This drops it into the 'scripts' directory of the package and we can run it locally.
Answered 04/11/2005 by: Mauricem
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We're doing the same thing though.. There were also some instances that I used to put installer in the scripts folder and run it through customization tab, but that is our last option. We're doing snapshot for repackaging...
Answered 04/12/2005 by: dj_xest
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how do you guys get around changing the AutoUpdate=Enabled key? I want every user to have this disabled, however, every new user that logs on to a PC with SVG installed gets the same HKCU values [:@]
Answered 04/26/2006 by: rambone
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Hey guys. Thanks to you I got the silent installation and uninstallation of Adobe SVG up and running.

Just for reference, I use Frontrange DSM to deploy the application, and I use for installation:
SVGView.exe /qn

And for uninstallation:

"C:\Program Files (x86)\Common Files\Adobe\SVG Viewer 3.0\Uninstall\Winstall.exe" -u -q -fC:\Program Files (x86)\Common Files\Adobe\SVG Viewer 3.0\Uninstall\Install.log

I also add a few keys to the registry, such as disabling the Auto Update feature:

[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Wow6432Node\Adobe\Adobe SVG Viewer\3.03\AutoUpdate]"Enabled"="no"

And the EULA acceptance for all users:

[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Wow6432Node\Adobe\Adobe SVG Viewer\3.03\EULA]"3.03x94"="accepted"
Thanks again.
Answered 04/12/2016 by: ditzah
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