I have a lots of users using FileMaker7 and Filemaker8, I would like to created an package to uninstall FileMaker7 and 8 with msi, like

misexec /unistall "file maker 7.msi" /quiet

Is anyone has done this before

Thank you

Lillian
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Hi Lillian,
are you installing FM 8.5 instead of the older ones?
If yes, the best way would be to use the Upgrade table. But you would have to add the Upgrade Code from FM7 to it.
To use the command line approach, write it like this: msiexec /x {ProductCode} /qn. This way, you don't need the source file.
You can get the needed product code from the uninstall entries of the registry:
Go to: HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Uninstall and search for 'filemaker'. Take the GUID from the uninstall entry. This is the Product Code.

Regards, Nick
Answered 04/06/2007 by: nheim
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ORIGINAL: nheim
To use the command line approach, write it like this: msiexec /x {ProductCode} /qn. This way, you don't need the source file.

True, but have in mind if the package you uninstall through the Upgrade table executes the ResolveSource action or any custom action access the source location (maybe through the SourceDir or OriginalDatabase property) from where it was original installed the source location must be available during removal for it to successfully do this.
Answered 04/07/2007 by: AngelD
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