Office 2007 MUI Silent Uninstall


I am trying to package (Wise Packaging Studio) the individual language packs for Office 2007. I have figured out the install, I think, but I cannot seem to get the silent removal to work. I am sure it is some setting within my config.xml file.

Here is what that looks like (this example is the French MUI):

<Configuration Product="OMUI.fr-fr">
<!-- <PIDKEY Value="121234594598adlkjhalkdhag" /> -->
<!-- <USERNAME Value="Customer" /> -->

<!-- <COMPANYNAME Value="MyCompany" /> -->

<!-- <INSTALLLOCATION Value="%programfiles%\Microsoft Office" /> -->

<!-- <LIS CACHEACTION="CacheOnly" /> -->

<!-- <SOURCELIST Value="\\server1\share\Office12;\\server2\share\Office12" /> -->

<!-- <DistributionPoint Location="\\server\share\Office12" /> -->

<!-- <OptionState Id="OptionID" State="Local" Children="force" /> -->

<Display Level="none" CompletionNotice="No" SuppressModal="Yes" AcceptEula="Yes" />
<Logging Type="standard" Path="c:\applog" Template="Microsoft Office French Language Uninstall (*).log" />
<RemoveLanguage Id="fr-fr" ShellTransform="yes"/>
<Setting Id="SETUP_REBOOT" Value="NEVER" />
<OptionState Id="ACCESSFiles" State="absent" Children="force" />
<OptionState Id="GrooveFiles" State="absent" Children="force" />
<OptionState Id="TOOLSFiles" State="absent" Children="force" />
<OptionState Id="XDOCSFiles" State="absent" Children="force" />
<OptionState Id="OneNoteFiles" State="absent" Children="force" />
<OptionState Id="PMUIFiles" State="absent" Children="force" />
<OptionState Id="PROJECTFiles" State="absent" Children="force" />
<OptionState Id="ProofingTools_1025" State="absent" Children="force" />
<OptionState Id="ProofingTools_1031" State="absent" Children="force" />
<OptionState Id="ProofingTools_1043" State="absent" Children="force" />
<OptionState Id="ProofingTools_3082" State="absent" Children="force" />
<OptionState Id="ProofingTools_1050" State="absent" Children="force" />
<OptionState Id="PubPrimary" State="absent" Children="force" />
<OptionState Id="RosebudMSIFiles" State="absent" Children="force" />
<OptionState Id="WAC_SPD" State="absent" Children="force" />
<OptionState Id="VISIOFiles" State="absent" Children="force" />
<!-- <Command Path="msiexec.exe" Args="/i \\server\share\my.msi" QuietArg="/q" ChainPosition="after" Execute="install" /> -->

I cannot seem to find any good documentation on this process, so that would also be very helpful.

As always, thanks for the help!!!!!

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Posted by: Rheuvel 13 years ago
Brown Belt
This url is about silent repairs and uninstalls. http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/cc178956.aspx

You're not far off, I guess. The display level is set right according to the page. However, the file they recommend using is slightly different:

To run a silent uninstall

1.Using a text editor, edit the following element attributes in the \\server\share\Office12\Enterprise.WW\SilentUninstallConfig.xml file:

<Configuration Product="Enterprise">

<Display Level="none" CompletionNotice="no" SuppressModal="yes" AcceptEula="yes" />


2.At the command line, use the following syntax:

\\server\share\Office 12\setup.exe /uninstall Enterprise /config \\server\share\Office 12\Enterprise.WW\SilentUninstallConfig.xml

I don't have any Office 2k7 installation source available right now to check the differences between the uninstallconfig and config, but I'm sure they seperated them for a reason....
Hopefully this does the trick. Good luck!
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