Hi guys

I'm am trying to automate an application uninstallation. I'm new at the repackaging business and don't know where to start. The software has two components,i.e a database engine and the actual application. The database engine installs anoher component that checks if any previous version of the database engine is on th machine. None of these components include a uninstallation program. I either uninstall from control panel - add/remove programs or by double-clicking the setp.exe files. If I use the setup files to uninstall it only uninstalls the application and the database engine but the third is still listed under add/remove programs.

What can I do?
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You should find the uninstallstring here:

It takes some searching mostly, but you then know what Product Code the installation has.
You can use this Product Code in either a Custom Action in Wise, or in a simple script.
It should also remove the entry in the control panel.
Hope it helps.
Answered 09/16/2004 by: inert
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Thanks, I solved the problem. I'm using the IsUninst.exe file to uninstall the database components and iDrive.exe to uninstall the application. But now I have another problem. I used AutoIt to simulate user input. So when the installation requires the user to enter a serial number, I run a script that enters the value. The problem is that when I run a silent installation I don't want this widow to show. I tried using the WinHide command in AutoIt, but it doesn't help.

What can I do? I want this installtion to run in the background.
Answered 09/21/2004 by: flakey
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