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Installshield Legacy Setup Silent Uninstall Issue

09/16/2009 6452 views
There is one application which is legacy setup & I want to create silent remove script for it.
It has following uninstall String:
RunDll32 C:\PROGRA~1\COMMON~1\INSTAL~1\PROFES~1\RunTime\0701\Intel32\Ctor.dll,LaunchSetup "C:\Program Files\InstallShield Installation Information\{F49291E3-195A-428E-AEE2-23F4255EFA4A}\setup.exe" -l0x9 /remove
when i use this string it give prompt for which all comp. needs to be removed.
I want to make it all silent.I checked the InstallShield Setup Parameters.pdf also & tried to create response file for it,it initiate uninstall process also but sooner it exit.In between this it create setup.iss file but that is more of template doesnt contain main content.This is all which I found in setup.iss file -
[InstallShield Silent]
File=Response File
[File Transfer]

What should I do in this case?
One more thing when nothing was working I used this command line which we used for JRE older versions:
"C:\Program Files\Common Files\InstallShield\Driver\8\Intel 32\IDriver.exe" /M{F49291E3-195A-428E-AEE2-23F4255EFA4A} /uninst

It removed application from add remove but most of files,reg & shortcuts are not deleted thru this.

I am seeking for your advice in this case,
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Nothing from the vendor?

As a last resort, I'd capture the uninstall process to create an uninstall MSI.
Answered 09/16/2009 by: VBScab
Red Belt

VBScab is, surprise, correct. I've run into a few of these lately and an uninstall MSI has been the option I went with. Some people use AutoIT, but I don't find it to be reliable enough.
Answered 09/16/2009 by: turbokitty
6th Degree Black Belt

run the original setup.exe/install.exe with a "-r" on a machine where this application is installed. this time it would ask you if you want to uninstall the application as it is already installed, go through the process of uninstall and it would create a setup.iss file in C:\windows. use this setup.iss file with the setup.exe to uninstall the application.
Answered 09/16/2009 by: bheers
Second Degree Blue Belt

Thanks for your suggestions -
Running Setup.exe with -r doesn't go in Uninstall mode,it rerun the setup all over aagain :(
Anyways now I am capturing uninstallation.
Answered 09/17/2009 by: raviray
Orange Belt

Try using "C:\Program Files\InstallShield Installation Information\{F49291E3-195A-428E-AEE2-23F4255EFA4A}\setup.exe" /R to produce the response file, setup.iss and use for your silent uninstall - "C:\Program Files\InstallShield Installation Information\{F49291E3-195A-428E-AEE2-23F4255EFA4A}\setup.exe" /S /f1 {Path to setup.iss}
Answered 09/21/2009 by: dj_xest
5th Degree Black Belt

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