Hi,

I have an application which installs only when .net framework is there in the machine. The application has been developed to install the .net framework if it is not already present in the machine. So far so good.

The problem arises while uninstalling the MSI. It also uninstalls the .net framework which is not required. Could you please provide your feedback regarding how to uinstall the application without uinstalling .net framework. Thanks in advance.

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Nilo.
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The application you refer to, is it a MSI package?

If so, you might be able to find a custom action in it that runs the .NET uninstallation, and simply remove this custom action.
Answered 11/22/2005 by: brenthunter2005
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Hi Mr. B. Hunter,

Let me tell you what we have. There is a setup file which at first checks whether .net framework is installed in a machine or not. If it is not installed , it installs the .net framework at first and then installs the application.

Now the MSI which we have created, checks and installs properly. But if we uninstall the MSI certain .net framework files also gets uninstalled. This causes problems to other .net projects or applications.

So we wanted the .net framework to remain installed while uinstalling the application.

If you could please elaborate on the Custom action, it would be helpful. Thanks in advance.

Thanks and Regards,
Nilo.
Answered 11/22/2005 by: nilo
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I know its a silly question, but these .NET files that are removed; are these included in your MSI package?
Answered 11/23/2005 by: brenthunter2005
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Yes these .net files are included in the MSI.

Thanks and Regards,
Nilotpal Kalita.
Answered 11/23/2005 by: nilo
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Why are you including these .NET files as part of YOUR MSI package, surely they should be/are part of the .NET Framework installation.

If I'm completely off here, can you want these files to stay behind after an uninstallation, you can make the component(s) that contain the files 'permanent'.
(The option in Wise is called 'Leave installed on uninstall' when viewing the properties of the component)
Answered 11/24/2005 by: brenthunter2005
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Hi,

Thanks for your feedback.Its working fine.

I have put up one question in the forum. Please have a look.

Thanks and Regards,
Nilo.
Answered 11/24/2005 by: nilo
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