I downloaded the .msi for this and just installed it on a computer using GP without any modifications. On first look, it looks fine. Are there things that I really should have changed for an installation on computers where I don't really want nags or additional things installed unexpectedly?

Also somewhere I read for the Flash install I really should uninstall earlier versions so for that install I wrote a little logon script that uninstalled flash. Do I need to do this for Shockware or does it really matter?

Can an OU have multiple software installation packages? If so, do they just install one after the other?

Thanks so much for your help.

Jane
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I did find an uninstaller program from Adobe for Shockwave but when I run it it requires the user to click on a couple of boxes before it starts. I can't seem to figure out how to get that to run quietly.

Anyone else know how to do this?

Jane
Answered 02/17/2008 by: jfrasier
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Try the "/s" switch, should work if it's similar to the flash uninstaller exe.
Answered 02/17/2008 by: AngelD
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That worked. Thanks. However it doesn't remove it from the Add/Remove programs so it looks like it didn't.
Answered 02/17/2008 by: jfrasier
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Hi Jane,
which versions do you exactly want to uninstall?
Are the packages to uninstall MSI files or setup.exe type?
Are you aware, that the Shockwave MSI package does not install the plugin for mozilla based browsers?
Regards, Nick
Answered 02/18/2008 by: nheim
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Whatever version is there. Yesterday I think I had one that was 10.1.4.2 and the uninstaller did uninstall it but it was still in add/remove programs. Just now I tried it on a computer that had 10.1.0.11 and it uninstalled it completely.

The uninstaller is an .exe. I am using Group Policy to install the new one and I am running the uninstaller as a startup script.

I wasn't aware of the mozilla part, but it doesn't matter because we use IE.

Thanks.

Jane
Answered 02/18/2008 by: jfrasier
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Jane,

Does it get removed if you manually run the uninstaller without the silent switch?
Could it be that you have deployed shockwave per-user through Group Policy?
Answered 02/18/2008 by: AngelD
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Yes, I think so. (actually let me try it for sure)

No, it is a computer policy
Answered 02/18/2008 by: jfrasier
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No, just running the uninstaller manually also doesn't cleanly uninstall version 10.1.4.2 so the uninstaller program must be buggy. It did it correctly with version 10.1.0.11.
Answered 02/18/2008 by: jfrasier
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What happens if you uninstall using UNWISE.EXE (C:\WINDOWS\system32\Macromed\Shockwave 10) instead?
Answered 02/18/2008 by: AngelD
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I ran my .msi install and then I had the 2 Shockwaves - 10.1.4.20 and 10.2.0.023. Then I ran the unwise.exe program and it worked. I haven't tried it as a startup script. I will try that tomorrow. I have contacted Adobe tech support and they are telling me that the install will uninstall the older one. It does if it is an earlier version.

Thanks.

Jane
Answered 02/18/2008 by: jfrasier
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Hi Jane,
just read up my notes from my SW 10.2.0.23 packaging.
The problem is, that the upgrade table is unpopulated! You need to put the upgrade codes from your installed SW MSI packages into this table. And uninstall will work like it should.
Regards, Nick
Answered 02/19/2008 by: nheim
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I don't really understand your post. How do I find the upgrade codes?

Thanks.

Jane
Answered 02/19/2008 by: jfrasier
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Jane,

In the Property table in the package that is not removed you note down the value of the UpgradeCode property and then populate the Upgrade table in the package (MSI) you're going to install.
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ORIGINAL: jfrasier
I don't really understand your post. How do I find the upgrade codes?


Hi Jane,
time to recall your experience from the Quicktime customization... :-)
Fire up ORCA and load the SW MSI.
Go to the upgrade table and fill in the following lines:

{701752D7-10BC-41FD-896C-C9A2F97206FA} 8.0 11.0 768 UPGRADE1
{F43F95B2-BCE4-456F-BCEB-F3579BD27388} 10.0 11.0 768 UPGRADE2
{6A7060CF-51B8-442C-8D17-F0A88A72D3E5} 10.0 11.0 768 UPGRADE3

The entries go to: UpgradeCode;VersionMin;VersionMax;Attributes;ActionProperty.
This adds the upgrade codes for version 9, 10.1.0.11 + 10.1.4.20 MSI's.

Afterwards go to the property table and add "UPGRADE1;UPGRADE2;UPGRADE3" to the 'SecureCustomProperties' property.

Good Luck.
Regards, Nick
Answered 02/19/2008 by: nheim
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Nick,

Time to charge for the work you do for others [:D]
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Hi Kim,
this bill certainly would go to Adobe...
Even though, i don't really think they would take it serious.
Have a good night.
Regards, Nick
Answered 02/19/2008 by: nheim
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hehe that would be a surprise
Answered 02/20/2008 by: AngelD
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