hi guys, just need your help. I already search and read threads about SAS 9.2 but only its installation appears. I succeeded silent installing SAS 9.2, BUT for the silent uninstallation I failed. >.<

For installation i used the -record to create response file (based on SAS deployment wizard user's guide.pdf). First, i thought that its the same concept with uninstallation that you need to create its response file during the uninstallation process which you should "delete order" steps. What i got on its response file was only this.

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#Response file for the SAS Deployment Wizard
#Created: <date>
#Responses with multiple options are separated with / characters.

#Select Deployment Task
#Select the deployment task you would like to perform.
#START_TASK=install/depot/manage
START_TASK=manage
----


I run the command \setup.exe -quiet -responsefile <path>\uninstall.properties - UAC prompt, Deployment wiz displays then nothing happens.. my guess is the response file is incomplete..btw, im installing it in vista.

EDIT: just found out that this will not uninstall the app. it will just remove the order. i saw some uninstallation procedure on enterprise edition. And once that works. ill delete this post. thank guys!
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I'm using this:

C:\Progra~1\InstallShield Installation Information\{FB8E4~1\setup.exe -removeonly "uninstall" -s

I pulled it from the uninstall key in the registry and it seems to work.
Answered 12/08/2008 by: turbokitty
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ah yes thanks turbo, i tried that last night and it worked. i guess theres no way to uninstall the whole SAS 9.2 with its component at the same time. You must uninstall them 1 by 1. hmm... ok great! thanks again turbo!

EDIT: correction, it did not work. [:@], what i did last night was without -s

I got this reg uninstallstring:

RunDll32 C:\PROGRA~1\COMMON~1\INSTAL~1\PROFES~1\RunTime\11\00\Intel32\Ctor.dll,LaunchSetup "C:\Program Files\InstallShield Installation Information\{F9390B82~}\setup.exe" -l0x9 -removeonly uninstall W32

I added -s but sadly it doesnt work [X(], tried with several switches but again it fails.
Answered 12/08/2008 by: jB!
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after playing around, creating .iss, using several switches, silent uninstall is not successful.

any idea guys?
Answered 12/11/2008 by: jB!
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Doesn't InstallShield use the '/' character instead of '-'? Try that: what's to lose?
Answered 12/11/2008 by: VBScab
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That's odd, because I pulled that string out of our deployment tool.. and it works for us.

Are you sure you're not having nested quotes or long file names issues?
Answered 12/11/2008 by: turbokitty
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@VBscab
i tried those already. '/' and '-'

@turbo
i dont thing so, to make sure that theres no issues on quotes and long file names i uninstallaling it with UI interface first. But during the silent stuff, pop, there goes my problem. [:@]

Anyway, thanks for the effort guys, ill try to look deeper on this issue soon ill finish my adobe.

chao!
Answered 12/15/2008 by: jB!
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You say that you tried to create an uninstall response file. Forgive me, but isn't it the case that one uses the same response file for both install and uninstall? I thought that for uninstall, the engine simply "reverses" the instructions in the file?
Answered 12/15/2008 by: VBScab
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sorry for the confussion, the uninstall response file that i had created would not remove the app itself(see my edited 1st post above), it will remove the order/purchase stuff or simple it will remove your source files.. luckily i have my backup but if not, im totally dead.

from what turbo suggested, C:\Progra~1\InstallShield Installation Information\{FB8E4~1\setup.exe -removeonly "uninstall" -s,
i just simply pulled out the uninstallstring from the reg then run it in cmd.

RunDll32 C:\PROGRA~1\COMMON~1\INSTAL~1\PROFES~1\RunTime\11\00\Intel32\Ctor.dll,LaunchSetup "C:\Program Files\InstallShield Installation Information\{F9390B82~}\setup.exe" -l0x9 -removeonly uninstall W32

pressed enter then it uninstall in UI interface succesfully, adding -s or /s was not succesful. I wish the engine 'reverses' the process for uninstall. [X(]
Answered 12/15/2008 by: jB!
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This is what I got fropm the SAS support guy: "C:\Program Files\InstallShield Installation Information\{F9390B82-786C-43CF-A970-D39E23EF0366}\setup.exe" -l0x9 -removeonly uninstall W32 -s -f1"C:\Program Files\InstallShield Installation Information\{F9390B82-786C-43CF-A970-D39E23EF0366}\uninst.iss"

I need help getting the eguide to uninstall silently though and they do not support a piece meal uninstall
Answered 04/01/2010 by: nebuchadnezzar
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Hi all.

I took the uninst.iss file from my install dir and it worked!!!!

For (just about) all the SAS software to uninstall silently, use:

"C:\Program Files\InstallShield Installation Information\{F9390B82-786C-43CF-A970-D39E23EF0366}\setup.exe" /removeonly uninstall /s /f1"[PATH]\uninst.iss"

The uninst.iss file you want is likely in this path: ...SASWIN 9.2\depot\products\sasinstall__92210__win__en__sp0__1\sas

Good luck all!

I'll paste my file below:

[InstallShield Silent]
Version=v7.00
File=Response File
[File Transfer]
OverwrittenReadOnly=NoToAll
[Application]
Name=The SAS System
Version=9.2
Company=SAS Institute Inc.
Lang=0009
[{F9390B82-786C-43CF-A970-D39E23EF0366}-DlgOrder]
Dlg0={F9390B82-786C-43CF-A970-D39E23EF0366}-SprintfBox-0
Count=2
Dlg1={F9390B82-786C-43CF-A970-D39E23EF0366}-MessageBox-0
[{F9390B82-786C-43CF-A970-D39E23EF0366}-SprintfBox-0]
Result=6
[{F9390B82-786C-43CF-A970-D39E23EF0366}-MessageBox-0]
Result=1
[{F9390B82-786C-43CF-A970-D39E23EF0366}-DlgOrder]
Dlg0={F9390B82-786C-43CF-A970-D39E23EF0366}-QuietMode
Count=1
[{F9390B82-786C-43CF-A970-D39E23EF0366}-QuietMode]
Result=1
Answered 05/28/2010 by: halo7
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There is a SAS uninstallation Wixzzard available on download http://support.sas.com/kb/39/894.html)
It supporta silent uninstall.
Answered 01/10/2011 by: scheche
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