Hi,

I am currently trying to package Service Pack 2 for Visio 2007 Professional as a silent install and uninstall. I am using the Wise packaging tool. I do not think my problem has anything to do with Wise.

I am having issues with the installation being truly silent? Even when using the /QUIET command line option, the installation prompt and dialog is still being displayed? I have tried this from a script as well as the command line.

I understand that I can modify my .MSP file to include the update but I have many installations that are in production and updating the .MSP will only apply to first time installs.

My problem with the Uninstall is that there are many registry entries for Visio 2007 (SP1 and SP2) and I do not know what is necessary to remove and what can remain?

Any help with the above would be greatly appreciated!

Thanks,

Lee
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The Office family of apps (which includes Visio) is controlled by the configuration files (called, by default, CONFIG.XML.) You need to set the 'Display' element's 'Level' attribute in that file to 'None'. Here's an edited version which just shows the :<Configuration Product="VisPro">
<Display Level="none" CompletionNotice="no" SuppressModal="yes" AcceptEula="yes" />
</Configuration>
You specify the configuration file as an argument to Setup.EXE.
setup.exe /uninstall /config VisPro.WW\uninstall_config.xml
Answered 06/08/2009 by: VBScab
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Thanks for the reply but I am not talking about the Visio 2007 full installation but the Service pack install which is not Setup.exe and does not using Config.xml (as far as I know - which isn't all that much).

How about on the uninstall? which msi files can\should be removed?

Thanks again
Answered 06/08/2009 by: lsiegel
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Isn't the visio SP2 an update.exe that when run extracts a .msp file to a temp folder ?

I worked with some visio updates before which was an .exe file, it extracted an .msp file when the exe was kicked off. If that's the case for your file are you not able to use the existing extracted .msp file on a command line with the normal msiexec silent switches ?
Answered 06/08/2009 by: LB3
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The name of the Service pack executable is

visio2007sp2-kb953327-fullfile-en-us.exe
and extracts the following:

ClientShareMUIsp2-en-us
ClientShareMUIsp2-en-us.CIF
DetectionDLL
EulaFile
Office64WWsp2
Office64WWsp2.CIF
proofsp2-en-us
Proofsp2-en-es.CIF
proofsp2-es-es
Proofsp2-es-us.CIF
proofsp2-fr-fr
Proofsp2-fr-fr.CIF
VisioMUIsp2-en-us
VisioMUIsp2-en-us.CIF
VisioWWsp2
VisioWWsp2.CIF

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When running the above mentioned executable with the /?, the following options are displayed:

/extract[left]/log[/left][left]/lang[/left][left]/quiet[/left][left]/passive[/left][left]/norestart[/left][left]/forcerestart[/left][left]/?[/left][/blockquote][/blockquote]
Any other ideas?
Answered 06/08/2009 by: lsiegel
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I can confirm that that is indeed the case. Consequently, the patches cannot be uninstalled. You must remove the entire product.

That "gotcha" neatly highlights another disadvantage of the "customise-via-patching" method. The old switcheroo of replacing cached transforms and re-installing cannot easily be replicated. Nice...this is progress?
Answered 06/08/2009 by: VBScab
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Does that mean uninstalling the entire Visio 2007 product or all of Office?

Okay, so that sort of takes care of the silent uninstall question, how bout the silent INSTALL of SP2?
Answered 06/08/2009 by: lsiegel
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Does that mean uninstalling the entire Visio 2007 product or all of Office?Just Visio.

As for silence, MS seems determined that '/quiet' is what you need :( http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/cc178995.aspx#BKMK_SelfExtractorCmds
Answered 06/08/2009 by: VBScab
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Let me clarify..... It's the Open File - Security Warning message that keeps popping up and prompting for a response. Is there anyway to get around this? I am testing it usiong the Wise script debbugger and also get the same from running from the command line.
Answered 06/08/2009 by: lsiegel
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You need to properly extract the files to get the MSP. Using Winzip or similar to extract wont work and gives the output that is listed here.
ClientShareMUIsp2-en-us
ClientShareMUIsp2-en-us.CIF
DetectionDLL
EulaFile
Office64WWsp2
Office64WWsp2.CIF
proofsp2-en-us
Proofsp2-en-es.CIF
proofsp2-es-es
Proofsp2-es-us.CIF
proofsp2-fr-fr
Proofsp2-fr-fr.CIF
VisioMUIsp2-en-us
VisioMUIsp2-en-us.CIF
VisioWWsp2
VisioWWsp2.CIF

Running the exe with the /extract switch will prompt you for a save path and then extract real MSP files. You actually got the answer you needed when you ran visio2007sp2-kb953327-fullfile-en-us.exe /? and got the options ....

use visio2007sp2-kb953327-fullfile-en-us.exe /Extract to get the MSP files

Regards
Answered 06/21/2009 by: kymdyer
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