Hi All,

Hope you can help. I read various posts about nested installs but here's a slight different slant on things.

I want to remove previous corporate versions of application for which I already know the Product GUID string.

Hence I want to use the Wise 'Install MSI from Destination' CA, specify the Product Code rather than the path the the MSI and use the REMOVE=ALL property.

The problem is that this does not seem to work. Has anyone else tried this? It just means you don't have to include the various MSI source files in the installation in order to run them.

Any help much appreciated.

Cheers

Simon.[&:]
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Could you use the Upgrade table to accomplish this?
Answered 08/09/2005 by: brenthunter2005
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Hi Simon,

Could you answer these questions?

What does your logfile show about the CA?

Where is your CA placed in the sequence?

Is it a true uprade? Then you should probably use the upgrade mechanism.

Ilikebananas
Answered 08/09/2005 by: Ilikebananas
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Brent,

I've tried this but as it's the Citrix client with a number of stupid .ini files which get removed (even though they should'nt during an upgrade) I've decided I want to just remove any previous installations and be done with it!

Cheers

Simon.
Answered 08/09/2005 by: simoncummings
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You can reschedule the "RemoveExistingProducts" action so that the previous versions are completely removed before the new one is installed.

http://msdn.microsoft.com/library/en-us/msi/setup/removeexistingproducts_action.asp
Answered 08/09/2005 by: WiseUser
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The action is currently placed after the costfinalize, and it is an upgrade. however, I do like the sound of moving the "RemoveExistingProducts" action. Think I'll take a look at this then get back to you.

Thanks so far....

Simon.
Answered 08/09/2005 by: simoncummings
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As a general rule in my working environment I move it up every time. [:D]

Then again I don't have that many true upgrades..
Answered 08/10/2005 by: Balir
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