I have a msi for business objects 6.0 and i have created an mst for it, i could not uninstall the msi mst frm the system the rest is working fine.There is another msi too for the pacthes... I have tried checking the uninstall key too....can anyone help me out in doing this task?
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do you mean its uninstalling and failing or it doesn't show up in add/remove programs
Answered 12/17/2008 by: aogilmor
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It shows up in ARP but i when i try to remove it from there it doesnt go...it still shows up and all the files in c:/programfiles remain too
Answered 12/17/2008 by: jagannadhraj
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check eventvwr and see if there's anything there.
try removing it using msiexec /x {guid}
Answered 12/17/2008 by: aogilmor
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i checked the eventvwr and i also tried removing it with GUID..it doesnt work. I have tried creating mst frm orca too....both versions of mst are failing
Answered 12/17/2008 by: jagannadhraj
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strange. maybe there's a pending reboot from the install? maybe the uninstall string is wrong? also did you set LIMITUI? I've seen cases where unintstalls were reliant on a full UI.
Answered 12/17/2008 by: aogilmor
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Yeah i tried with LIMITUI but no luck. There is some problem with this MST i could figure it out..Is there any other way?
Answered 12/17/2008 by: jagannadhraj
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The BO MSI is another vendor joke.

One can create a response transform and apply it, only for the Custom Action 'boValidateFeatureStates' to come along and change ALL the properties which the transform contains (used to select features) from 'selected' to 'hidden'. This results in the files being installed but no shortcuts, amongst other oddities! This kind of nonsense amuses me no end. I can understand vendors wanting to ensure that their product gets installed 'properly' but the brain-dead way they go about it sometimes defies belief.

Anyway, PM me if you'd like the latest iteration of the transform I've built for my current client (it's literally only hours old and it seems - so far - to exactly emulate the same install one would get if one selected a 'Desktop' install) and I'll post it to SendUit.
Answered 12/17/2008 by: VBScab
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looks like Ian (vbscab) has the same prob and nailed it. let him know if his solution works and give him props (rate him).
Answered 12/17/2008 by: aogilmor
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I forgot the other CA (SetLanguageProperties) which screws with properties, specifically the INSTALL_xx ones where 'xx' is the two-letter abbreviation for the default language selected for installation. For both CAs, I added my usual impossible-to-meet condition i.e. 0=1 to stop them running under any circumstance.
Answered 12/18/2008 by: VBScab
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I have fixed it another way. I have removed the registry key "transform" from HKLM- currentversion-installer-productcode of BO. I wrote a CA for it. Its working fine now. Thanks for your help guys
Answered 12/18/2008 by: jagannadhraj
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I have removed the registry key "transform" from HKLM- currentversion-installer-productcode of BO. WHAT?!? Please post the exact key you have removed.
Answered 12/18/2008 by: VBScab
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After installing the Msi Mst
HLKM--Software---Classes---Installer--Products---B.O GUID---Transform.
Answered 12/18/2008 by: jagannadhraj
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I really can't see how removing that value enables you to uninstall properly but...whatever...
Answered 12/19/2008 by: VBScab
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