I have two questions
1.)Components marked SHARED by an installer have registry entries left behind in the windows registry when a product is uninstalled. Is there a way to force the deletion of these components on uninstall?

2.)We have a customer that wants to run a silent install of our msi. However, they want an exit code broadcast once the installer is finished installing successfully or if it fails. Is there a way to do this other than by using the log file?

Pls help me to resolve this problems

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What kind of resources does the "shared" component hold?
Depending on the component content you could always add the registry entries to its own component(s) or the resources that should be left behind to its own component.

The msiexec process always return an exit code during install/repair/uninstall so more important; how is the package installed by the customer?
Answered 09/18/2008 by: AngelD
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1)The resorces in components are Dll files and OCX files and these components shared they are removing after uninstallation but registry entries are not removing.

2)package will be installed by us only but they want an exit code broadcast once it finished successfull or it fails.How i will incorporate this in to my msi.because it is silent installation if it intslls successfully i guess it wont shows broadcast for successfull installation.
Answered 09/18/2008 by: roopesha2
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Is the COM-/ActiveX component registration advertised (Class, ProgId & TypeLib table entries) or just written through the Registry table?
Where is the (left-behind) registry entries located (HKCR, HKLM or HKCU)?
Do you install per-machine or per-machine (ALLUSERS property)?

I really need to know how you are installing the application; manually (double-click the MSI, through command line...), SMS, Altiris, AD/GPO?
Please define broadcast?
Answered 09/18/2008 by: AngelD
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