Software Deployment Question

Is there a way to uninstall Novaschem 2013 sp1 silently?

04/24/2014 3539 views

Uninstall string from registry is

RunDll32 C:\PROGRA~2\COMMON~1\INSTAL~1\PROFES~1\RunTime\09\01\Intel32\Ctor.dll,LaunchSetup "C:\Program Files (x86)\InstallShield Installation Information\{149996C2-7C8A-4DF4-A5F9-0ADE7A990356}\setup.exe" -l0x1d AddRemoveanything


If I add

-uninst -removeonly /s

to the en d of that string it becomes almost silent but there is still one Yes/No question dialog popping up asking if I want to remove Novaschem from the computer.

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  • Yes it is an Installscript installation and creating a response file works fine for installing but for the uninstall there is a "This will remove Novaschem from your computer. Do you want to continue?" dialog popping up.

    Using "ns2013_sp1.exe -M{149996C2-7C8A-4DF4-A5F9-0ADE7A990356} -removeonly -uninst -f1%~dp0\uninstall.iss /S" Leaves just that dialog and I can't find a way to silence it.

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Yes you have to create/record an install.iss and uninstall.iss.

To record a setup into custom.iss

Program.exe /r /f1"C:\custom.iss"

To install:

msiexec /i DAO35.msi ALLUSERS=1 ROOTDRIVE=c:\ /qb!
(DAO is needed)

ns2013_sp1.exe /s /SMS /f1"install.iss" /f2"C:\Novaschem2013sp1.log"


To uninstall:

ns2013_sp1.exe /s /SMS /f1"uninstall.iss" /f2"C:\Novaschem2013sp1.log"

Answered 04/29/2014 by: JorgenL
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