MSI uninstallation launches Internet Explorer window

Hi All,

I'm trying to uninstall a MSI silently and once uninstallation is complete, it automatically launches internet explorer window. I would like to know if we can suppress IE window from opening. I'm using below command-line:

 MSIEXEC.EXE /x <PRODUCT CODE> /qn /norestart

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Posted by: anonymous_9363 4 years ago
Red Belt
found the needle in haystack
So why not help the community by posting the details in the Software Library? 
Posted by: captain_planet 4 years ago
Black Belt

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It will no doubt be a custom action that runs towards the end of the InstallExecuteSequence on removal.  So open your MSI in Orca, go to the InstallExecuteSequence table, sort it by the Sequence column (ascending), scroll to the bottom of the table and look for any custom actions that run during removal (the Condition column may be REMOVE~="ALL" or similar).  If it's named something obvious (like 'LaunchIE') you can amend the condition for that row to be something that will never equate to true, such as 1=0.  Don't amend the MSI directly though - generate an MST.

  • Thanks captain_planet...this is exactly I'm trying to find but for every custom action which has condition REMOVE<>"ALL" are named as 'ErrorPointxx'...so its being very difficult to identify exact custom action. Also there are no comments for those custom actions. - ITAdmin123 4 years ago
    • Yeah, they're a bit fiddly to identify really. You could check the CustomAction table to see if any logic sticks out like a sore thumb. If not it can be a little bit of trial and error really.....hopefully there aren't too many custom actions to condition out! - captain_planet 4 years ago
      • Finally....found the needle in haystack ;) Thanks for your inputs. - ITAdmin123 4 years ago
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