Java Uninstall

I extracted the .MSI for Java and created an .MST and installed it with no problems but now I can't uninstall it unless I go through the Control Panel.

Is anyone else having this problem? How did you fix it?

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Posted by: dtcappdeploy 15 years ago
Senior Yellow Belt
Same exact problem. If you remove the Launch Condition that basically says the same error message ( I don't remember what the exact verbage is).

I use Wise Package Studio. The Lauch conditions are under Setup Editor, then Lauch Conditions on the left.

My problem is now that it is already installed on my clients before I removed this LC, I cannot seem to force it to recache the msi with the updated LCs.

I guess I do not know the command line options.
Posted by: mrachul 15 years ago
Senior Yellow Belt
I had to use the following command line in order for it to uninstall.

msiexec.exe /qn /x {3248F0A8-6813-11D6-A77B-00B0D0150040}

The ADD/REMOVE is looking for the {3248F0A8-6813-11D6-A77B-00B0D0150040} under C:\WINNT\Installer and then I through the /QN and /X commands in for a silent uninstall.
Posted by: dtcappdeploy 15 years ago
Senior Yellow Belt
Is there a way to recache the msi during an uninstallation?
Posted by: akhlaque 15 years ago
Orange Senior Belt
Hi mrachul/dtcappdeploy

you can find the path of the msi from where it is executed from the following registry entry:

The Original source path (where it was first installed from) can be found here:

There's an MSI property which will give you the path at installation time - it's called "SourceDir".

if u provide the property value "SourceDir" = (to the path of ur msi), i think it would run ur msi from the path u need.
Posted by: dtcappdeploy 15 years ago
Senior Yellow Belt
When I installed Java 5 Update 4 I did not remove the Lauch Control that makes it so that you have to run the uninstallation from Add/Remove Programs. Maybe I do not understand MSI's very much. BUT WHY WOULD ANYONE PUT A LAUNCH CONTROL THAT WOULD FORCE A REMOVAL FROM ADD/REMOVE PROGRAMS![:@]

Anyway, now that I have directly modified the MSI with the Lauch Control removed I want to recache the modified MSI so that I can now remove Java via silent uninstall.

I get a 1624 now:

DEBUG: Error 2250: Database: Transform: Cannot add existing row. Table: Property
1: 2250 2: 3: Property
MSI (s) (70:AC) [11:30:37:331]: Product: J2SE Runtime Environment 5.0 Update 4 -- Installation failed.

Error applying transforms. Verify that the specified transform paths are valid.
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