Scripting Question

Silent Un installation for ArcGIS Reader

03/02/2020 170 views

Dear All,

As I said before, I am new in software scripting. I would like to know something that maybe you can help me.

I have software, ArcGis Reader that their uninstallation should be silently. I can´t get the correct parameters for this ( eg: Using  /?, /help) and nothing shows up.

Somebody can give me some tips about uninstallation.

Here you cand find the message that I got.

Thanks for your support



(Sorry for my English)

0 Comments   [ + ] Show comments


All Answers


All of the ArcGIS products that I've encountered so far have been ultimately driven by MSIs. Use those for installation/uninstallation, rather than the EXEs. The EXEs are pretty much just ZIP archives so you don't even need to run them to get at the MSIs, just open them in 7Zip/WinZip.

Remember to *always* add verbose logging to your command line, too.

Answered 03/04/2020 by: VBScab
Red Belt

  • ok, Thanks! but the issue is that when I want to uninstall it ( silently) I got a message... "the setup must update files or services that cannot be updated while the system is running. If you choose to continue, a reboot will be required to complete the setup". I dont want this interaction with the users, thinking that this package will go throught SCCM. :-) I Hope you can help me.

    • I guessing you're not using the MSI, then! In which case, no, I can't help you. If you run the MSI silently, Windows Installer will handle the "open file" scenario automatically.

Don't be a Stranger!

Sign up today to participate, stay informed, earn points and establish a reputation for yourself!

Sign up! or login

View more:


This website uses cookies. By continuing to use this site and/or clicking the "Accept" button you are providing consent Quest Software and its affiliates do NOT sell the Personal Data you provide to us either when you register on our websites or when you do business with us. For more information about our Privacy Policy and our data protection efforts, please visit GDPR-HQ