I read the package KB about Media Player 11 but I guess things have changed with WMP 11.
http://itninja.com/link/download

First off, I can't find the "Enterprise Deployment Pack" on Microsoft's web site. The direct link mentioned in the package KB doesn't work. Does anyone have an updated link?

Secondly, the silent uninstall command lines discussed in the KB look nice and all, but after installing WMP 11 using "wmp11-windowsxp-x86-enu.exe /Q", the spuninstall.exe files is not there.

Any ideas on how to do a silent un-install when the spuninstall.exe file is missing?

Thanks.
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Be sure that your folder settings are set to show hidden and system files/folders.

Go into the registry and search in the section below for "media". You should find Windows Media Player 11 somewhere in there.
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Uninstall

Look at the UninstallString. That should help you locate the spuninst.exe in question. It will also provide you with an uninstall command that you can start with. Note that there may be several so you may need to remove more than 1 to complete the uninstall and you may also need to play around with the uninstall order to get the best success.
Answered 06/23/2011 by: jmaclaurin
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It's not a matter of hidden files.
And I am using the uninstall string is specified in the registry. The files are just gone.
Maybe a security patch is killing the files?
Answered 06/23/2011 by: gtimlin
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If the files are gone, then its likely they were deleted.

If you type in the run line the location that is provided in the registry, it doesn't locate the file?

For example, C:\WINDOWS\$NtUninstallKB936782_WMP11$\spuninst
Answered 06/23/2011 by: jmaclaurin
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Under this key
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Uninstall\wmp11
I have this command.
"C:\WINDOWS\$NtUninstallwmp11$\spuninst\spuninst.exe"

That folder doesn't exist and the command comes back with:
"The system cannot find the path specified."

Those files are just gone.
Answered 06/23/2011 by: gtimlin
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ORIGINAL: jmaclaurin

Note that there may be several so you may need to remove more than 1 to complete the uninstall and you may also need to play around with the uninstall order to get the best success.


Answered 06/23/2011 by: jmaclaurin
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