I built an msi for a very simple application which consits of a shortcut, a reg key and a a variable in the path statement. When I built the msi I used Wise package Studio and when I set the environment path variable (O:) I chose the option : "Create Value When Installed"

It works fine but now when I come to uninstall the application using msiexec /x ... , the drive letter (O:) isn't removed from the path. I realise that when I set the variable I should have chosen the option : "Set value on install and delete on uninstall".

My question is, is there an easy way to uninstall the app along with the path variable ?

I have found a vbscript to remove the letter from the path statement which I can run after my uninstall of the original .msi if necessary.


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There is a decent resource kit utility called pathman.exe you can use if you are not confident with the vbscript method.

I believe it comes with the W2k3 server resource kit.

Answered 03/23/2009 by: MSIPackager
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No easier way than use the vbscript route or as Rob says pathman

just for reference this is the detail on the environment table

Answered 03/23/2009 by: timmsie
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