Hello all

I've been working on a package for McKesson's STAR Navigator 12. The file is already an MSI, I've been using /qb-
I used SMS Installer to execute the program %SYS32%\msiexec.exe /i "Star Navigator 12.msi" /qb- In this program, I am also creating a shortcut to the desktop so it is an easy package..but here's the thing

I've started to notice that after installing it successfully and it is able to run, the program is missing from the Add/Remove programs
Also, when I go into the Uninstall in the Registry, there is a Star Navigator 12 however the uninstall string is missing. In fact there's no other information listed as you would expect with other MSI programs in that key.

Any ideas?
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I suspect it's because the MSI has the ARPSYSTEMCOMPONENT property set. http://msdn2.microsoft.com/en-us/library/aa367750(VS.85).aspx

Use a transform to have it removed.
Answered 04/21/2008 by: VBScab
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Obvious question but was this installation performed as per-user or per-machine ?

For per-user installation the Add/Remove Programs entry would normally only be visible only to the user who performed the installation and the uninstall string would not appear in

HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Uninstall\<blah>

but in

HKEY_CURRENT_USER\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Uninstall\<blah>

instead.

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Answered 04/21/2008 by: spartacus
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...except if it was installed via Group Policy, of course, in which case it would still be in HKLM but with associated entries in
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Installer\Managed\S-1-5-21-[User_SID]\Installer\Products\[MungedProductCode]
and
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Group Policy\AppMgmt\[ProductCode]
Answered 04/21/2008 by: VBScab
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Also, as your query involves SMS Installer the following may be relevent (?)

http://www.myitforum.com/forums/m_152414/mpage_1/k

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Spartacus
Answered 04/21/2008 by: spartacus
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Thanks everyone for your help!
After digging around, i decided to just continue with the original package, crossed my fingers that it would install and also have the uninstall string in the right folder.
Answered 04/23/2008 by: karupspc
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