Hi,

after a bit of fiddling, I got Dreamweaver to install silently using legacy InstallShield commands and a setup.iss.

Now I can't find a way to make the uninstall silent. The uninstall string from the registry reads like this:

RunDll32 C:\PROGRA~1\COMMON~1\INSTAL~1\engine\6\INTEL3~1\Ctor.dll,LaunchSetup "C:\Program Files\InstallShield Installation Information\{05BB2EC5-6BEF-4DDC-9E75-BEE7B161157A}\Setup.exe" -l0x7 mmUninstall

unfortunately it seems inane to -silent, -uninstall -f1"path/to/setup.iss", -a, -q

the only thing that changes something (no dialog) is to put -s in front of mmUninstall:
...-BEE7B161157A}\Setup.exe" -s mmUninstall
also tried
...-BEE7B161157A}\Setup.exe" -s -f1"setup.iss" mmUninstall
still no uninstall happens.

Anybody?
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The Following procedure seems to work for Dreamweaver 4, so may also work for your version :

Using the uninstall command from your registry, add the -r qualifier to the end, i.e.

RunDll32 C:\PROGRA~1\COMMON~1\INSTAL~1\engine\6\INTEL3~1\Ctor.dll,LaunchSetup "C:\Program Files\InstallShield Installation Information\{05BB2EC5-6BEF-4DDC-9E75-BEE7B161157A}\Setup.exe" -l0x7 mmUninstall -r

Paste the above command into the Start .. Run .. box and allow the uninstall to proceed. Respond to any dialog boxes the uninstall presents you with as you would normally do during a non-silent uninstall.

After the uninstall has finished, go to the Windows folder and a setup.iss file should have been created. This is the silent uninstall response file.

Personally, I would rename this file to (say) uninst.iss and move it to another folder rather than the Windows folder.

Now you have the silent uninstallation response file, this can be used with future uninstallations as follows :

RunDll32 C:\PROGRA~1\COMMON~1\INSTAL~1\engine\6\INTEL3~1\Ctor.dll,LaunchSetup "C:\Program Files\InstallShield Installation Information\{05BB2EC5-6BEF-4DDC-9E75-BEE7B161157A}\Setup.exe" -l0x7 -s -f1"<Path to uninst.iss>" mmUninstall


If the above doesn't work, then the following link may help :

[link]http://support.installshield.com/kb/view.asp?articleid=Q106685[/link]

Regards,

Graham Warnes
Answered 04/28/2006 by: spartacus
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Du-uh,

I didn't realize, that one has to seperately record an unattended setup file for the deinstallation.

Thanks a bunch!
Answered 05/03/2006 by: KPrinz
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