I want to do an uninstall of a specific software version, then do a full install of an updated one. Simple enough - I can run the uninstall.exe with "--mode unattended" to do a silent install. It works just fine. Both function correctly. However, the uninstaller doesn't finish before the MSI starts installing....so after a few minutes I'm left with a bunch of random folders/files left over from the mix of uninstall/install. Uninstall set to deploy order 1, install set to deploy order 10.

Why can't it wait until the file is uninstalled before it installs version 9.0.0?

I'm doing a manage install "uninstall" of Lexia 7.0.0 via these settings:


Then a managed install of 9.0.0 full version MSI:


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is there something with the uninstaller that indicates it has finish when in reality it hasn't? Does the KBOX pick up something for the uninstall string under Inventory > Software?  Also in your lexia1 image you may also want uncheck "un-install using full command" unless the actually installer is needed to run the command you have in there. If it is then uncheck "run command only".

If that doesn't work you can use scripting to remove the product and verify that it is gone and then as a another line or task force the box to check in triggering the lexia 9 installation from software distribution. 


You may also want to inquire with support if this is a known bug. 

Answered 08/30/2012 by: nshah
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Why not add an a CMD file and Zip it with your new msi? Then just keep with your one install.

"C:\program files\lexia\uninstall.exe" --mode uninstall

start /wait msiexec /i lexia.msi /quiet

Answered 08/31/2012 by: dugullett
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