There is lots of information about how to create packages to install applications but I am just wondering if it is possible to create a package to uninstall an application which is not an MSI package.

I have an application which uses a custom unknown installer (via setup.exe) for installation. I would like to create a package (or a script) to uninstall thie application from the machines. The application has an uninstaller but it requires the user to click 'Yes' in order for the uninstall to take place.

I use Package Studio and I can capture which files are installed. Actually, the installation looks pretty basic. ie. creates a folder under Program Files, adds 1 reg key and enters an entry in Add/remove Programs and a few ini files.

What would be a good way to approach this ?

The application is called TeraTerm Pro v2.3: TeraTerm Prohttp://hp.vector.co.jp/authors/VA002416/teraterm.html
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You could probably use a custom action within an MSI to achieve this. You'll need to call the uninstaller, so find the location of it, and the reg key which holds the uninstall info. In order to ignore the dialog that makes you select 'yes' just use a /s switch.
Answered 10/27/2004 by: dm1
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I just tested the uninstall with the /S switch and it uninstalls silently without the prompt. In the process of building a SMS package now to roll this out.

Thanks again.
Answered 10/27/2004 by: pjohnson
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nice one!
Answered 10/27/2004 by: dm1
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