I have used the InstallTuner to package the install of Adobe Acrobat Reader 7.05 and Adobe Acrobat 7.05. We have a group of users with various older versions of Acrobat Reader - 5.x, 6.x, 7.0 (We don't know which users have which versions. We just know which versions may be out there). I would like to be able to have these older versions silently remove prior to the intall of Acrobat Reader 7.05. The same thing goes for Acrobat 7.05. We have a group of users with Acrobat 5.x and Acrobat 6.x. I would like to be able to use a batch file to do the removal.
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Hi, All u have to do is to goto Installation Expert (WISE PACKAGE STUDIO), under the DISTRIBUTION WINDOWS click on upgrades then click on Add and put older version msi.
Do this for all the older versions.

Wot this will do is to search for the upgrade code of the older Msi u added and uninstall them before installing the recent application.

Giz
Answered 12/15/2005 by: gizmolala
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You can issue command lines to uninstall the older versions. For acrobat reader this can be a bit tricky as adobe made their patches actual separate .MSI packages meaning you have to remove the patch first then the actual apps. You can find the uninstall string for each version in the registry under:

HKLM\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Uninstall\<app guid>

for instance the command lines to remove 6.0.3 are:

msiexec /x {AC76BA86-0000-7EC8-7489-000000000603} /qb-
msiexec /x {AC76BA86-0000-0000-0000-6028747ADE01} /qb-
msiexec /x {AC76BA86-7AD7-1033-7B44-A00000000001} /qb-

and they must be run in order.
Answered 12/15/2005 by: xythex
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I haven't heard of Wise Package Studio. Is this something you have to buy? To create my install packages, I used the free InstallShield Tuner that Adobe provides.
Answered 12/15/2005 by: tamtam33
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Yup you have to purchase Wise Package Studio. The free tuner should work fine for Acrobat.
Answered 12/15/2005 by: xythex
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