hey all,

thanks to searching the threads in this forum i've managed to get past my first hurdle – making an installshield setup.exe uninstall silently without asking you if you're really sure you want to uninstall. but now i've encountered my second hurdle.

at the end of the silent uninstall i'm still receiving a finish dialog box asking if i want to restart now or later. i want to acheive two things here: supress the reboot so it can be handled manually and supress the dialog box from displaying altogether.

any suggestions?

thanks in advance,

daniel.
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It depends on what type of InstallShield stub that EXE is. If it ultimately extracts and runs an MSI, you can normally pass arguments (i.e. "REBOOT=R", where 'R' means 'Really Suppress') to the Windows Installer engine using the '/V' switch. If it's an InstallShield script-driven install, however, you will need to consult with the vendor, as reboots can be handled any number of ways and the packager may not have added functionality to suppress them.

To check if it's MSI-based, first, delete any extraneous junk from your %TEMP% folder. Then when you see the initial 'Welcome' screen of the install, there will be a randomly-named MSI file in that folder.
Answered 05/29/2008 by: VBScab
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thanks mate.

pretty much what i didn't want to hear, though i'd be lying if i said i didn't suspect it'd be the case.

unfortunately i'm 99% sure this is an installshield script and has no msi to speak of. i'll perform your method and see if i'm lucky enough to find the gift of an extracted msi waiting for me. the worst part is the particular vendor of this software is the epitomy of useless.

thanks again,

daniel.
Answered 05/29/2008 by: groulder
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ORIGINAL: groulder
the worst part is the particular vendor of this software is the epitomy of useless.
A universal truth, of course...
Answered 05/29/2008 by: VBScab
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