Any idea of how to make this work?

I have tried creating an uninstall.iss file.
I have tried /x | -s |/s |-s -a /f1uninstall.iss | options using the GUID | Every combination/option that I could find using Google. :)

The install for this app works perfect. The uninstall to date only works manually.
There is no uninstall.exe
There is no wrapped msi that I can extract :(

The push is via Radia Server, but I am doing a native install.
Basically running the install once the media is dropped to the local C:

I promise, I'm not a NOOB! But this app (Monarch 7.0 Pro) had something odd done to it when they originally created it.... my guess anyway.

Thanks in advance,

David
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Did you work this out, I have the same issue.

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Dennis
Answered 12/08/2004 by: bareisd
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Hi Dennis,
Did you got the Solution for this. Please let me know. I also have the same problem.

Thanks
Asokan
Answered 01/12/2005 by: asathyam
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I'm not sure if either of the following will help but they have worked for me in the past with other apps and a similar problem.

The easiest way to work out how to run an uninstal is to look in the registry and see what is run when you choose to uninstall through Add/Remove programs. Look under:

HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Uninstall\AppName

Doing this for WinZip I have

UninstallString="C:\Program Files\WinZip\WINZIP32.EXE" /uninstall

Alternativley I've found that rerunning the original install sometimes provides an uninstall option, if it does it is possible to create an iss file for the uninstall process.

Hope this helps.
Answered 01/12/2005 by: nosense
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Hi,


ORIGINAL: asathyam

Hi Dennis,
Did you got the Solution for this. Please let me know. I also have the same problem.

Thanks
Asokan


See my page at "http://www.labyrinth.net.au/~dbareis/makemsi/repackaging_an_installshield_non_msi_based_exe.htm".

Basically you create a ".iss" for install and another for uninstall, the trick is then how to use these (see the -f1 -f2).

Bye,
Dennis
Answered 01/12/2005 by: bareisd
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Hi,

ORIGINAL: nosense
The easiest way to work out how to run an uninstal is to look in the registry and see what is run when you choose to uninstall through Add/Remove programs. Look under:

HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Uninstall\AppName


Thanks but this gives you a sielent OR interactive command line, that is certainly the first thing anyone should try, however it may prompt for confirmation which is what I don't want.

Thanks anyway,
Dennis
Answered 01/12/2005 by: bareisd
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hi

perhaps I am wrong but do you have an *.ISU file with your install?
C:\WINNT\IsUninst.exe -a -x -y -f"C:\Program Files\my_app_to_remove\Uninst_oe.isu"
Answered 01/20/2005 by: olivier
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Hi,

ORIGINAL: olivier
perhaps I am wrong but do you have an *.ISU file with your install?
C:\WINNT\IsUninst.exe -a -x -y -f"C:\Program Files\my_app_to_remove\Uninst_oe.isu"


No I don't have one.
I doubt the extension name matters and it sounds like "-f" might be the same as "-f1".

Bye,
Dennis
Answered 01/20/2005 by: bareisd
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hi

hmmm, shit ;-)

What happens if you run setup.exe again? Will it reinstall the app or present you a menu where you can remove it?
Answered 01/21/2005 by: olivier
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In my situation (wrapped in an MSI) it should not happen however I'm pretty sure I tried it but am not positive (and am currently in no possition to test).

These are the sorts of issues that can cause pain. I suggest you try these types of situations an also monitor return codes from any tests.
Answered 01/21/2005 by: bareisd
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You could try to run the ISS file like so:
"setup.exe" /s /f1"install.iss" /z /Q

the /z /q option will pass the /Q to the MSIexec process. this should quiet down all the dialogs and confirmations. If that dosn't work, let me know. I have a program to run uninstalls and answer any dialogs that pop up.

bwbublitz@ra.rockwell.com
Answered 02/07/2005 by: photozz
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  • can you please send me that program please to

    sidhu_gorantla@yahoo.co.in
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ORIGINAL: photozz

You could try to run the ISS file like so:
"setup.exe" /s /f1"install.iss" /z /Q

the /z /q option will pass the /Q to the MSIexec process. this should quiet down all the dialogs and confirmations. If that dosn't work, let me know. I have a program to run uninstalls and answer any dialogs that pop up.

bwbublitz@ra.rockwell.com


I didn't know that the ".iss" is used by InstallShield created "semi-MSI" setups.
I assume from your comment that they do. Handy to know.

Thanks,
Dennis
Answered 02/08/2005 by: bareisd
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run the "setup.exe -r" go through the proccess of uninstalling the app and get your setup.iss.
to uninstall run setup.exe /s /f1<path to iss file>

works fine for me
Answered 07/08/2005 by: clewster
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I too have tried everything on this thread and nothing will work to get my apps to uninstall in SILENT mode. As far as I can see InstallShield really sucks.

My apps puts this in the registry

UninstallString = RunDll32 C:\PROGRA~1\COMMON~1\INSTAL~1\engine\6\INTEL3~1\Ctor.dll,LaunchSetup "C:\Program Files\InstallShield Installation Information\{F274FAC9-B444-41BD-AC0C-DC90B36B7CCC}\Setup.exe" -l0x9 ARP

And I have a Setup.iss and Uninstall.iss file in the same folder as the setup.exe and no combination of switches will work to make it a Silent uninstall.

Sorry for the double posting on this......I posted and then found this thread.....
Answered 02/17/2006 by: mhsl808
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