Computer Associates Software Delivery and Acrobat Reader 9.1

I recently used the installation modifier from Adobe to create a transform for the installer. It works perfectly and everything installs great using setup.exe. It automatically calls the transform with no command line switches needed. My problem is, I can not seem to get it to uninstall either via setup.exe (can't find silent uninstall command line switch) or using the MSI. Software Delivery keeps telling me invalid parameter when it tries to execute the uninstall via MSI. Is this maybe happening because I am using setup.exe to install and trying to use the MSI to uninstall? I did not think it owuld make a difference.

If anyone knows of a way to uninstall reader 9.1 silently using setup.exe that would be great. I will certainly take any suggestions.

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Posted by: bladwig75 14 years ago
Yellow Belt
Ok I found most of the answer.You can not uninstall directly via the MSI. You have to use setup.exe with /msi and then pass msi parameters to the msi via that switch. I am including an example below:

setup.exe /msi REMOVE=ALL

This will run setup and remove all components. The remaining problem is the silent part.
Posted by: anonymous_9363 14 years ago
Red Belt
Have you tried passing the normal WI switch for a completely silent install, '/qn', alongside the other switches?
Posted by: bladwig75 14 years ago
Yellow Belt
I finally figured this out but did not post the answer last night because I was an hour into overtime and wanted to go home LOL. It turns out that for some reason Computer Associates Software Delivery does NOT like the msi for this file. It keeps spitting out errors when you try to execute the msi seperately with parameters. The only way it works is passing the parameters to the msi through setup.exe using the /msi switch on the command line. I ended up using the /qb- switch AFTER the /msi switch (it did not work correctly the other way) with parameters and it did exactly what I needed it to do. Thanks for the suggestion. Below is the line I used

setup.exe /msi REMOVE=ALL /qb-

I originally tried to execute the msi directly and it always gave me a bad parameter message when I used REMOVE=ALL.
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