/build/static/layout/Breadcrumb_cap_w.png

Stopping APE 7 silent uninstall removing templates

Hi

I have a silent unattended installation of Adobe Premiere Elements 7 packaged without the templates installation included. The templates are installed using a separate package after.

I used the "INSTALLTEMPLATES=0" argument to stop the templates installing but my problem is that when uninstalling the main program package only, it also removes the templates.

Can I specify anywhere for this not to happen? Considering the amount of control I've been able to maintain up until now I'm sure it must be!!?

TIA

0 Comments   [ + ] Show comments

Answers (9)

Posted by: anonymous_9363 11 years ago
Red Belt
0
Is the property tested in conjunction with the special property REMOVE anywhere? If not, you will probably have to explicitly use the REMOVE property to specify each of the features which you want to be removed. That, of course, assumes that the templates are in their own, discrete feature.
Posted by: jshand 11 years ago
Senior Yellow Belt
0
Sorry I'm not sure what you mean. Where is the special property "REMOVE"? Are you talking about a table within the msi?
Posted by: timmsie 11 years ago
Fourth Degree Brown Belt
0
REMOVE

http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/aa371194%28VS.85%29.aspx

so you'd specify on the command line

msiexec /x {ProductCode} REMOVE=feature1;feature2;feature3 /qb
Posted by: anonymous_9363 11 years ago
Red Belt
0
Commas, Timster, not semi-colons, to separate the list items.
Posted by: timmsie 11 years ago
Fourth Degree Brown Belt
0
bloody microsoft, semi colons for the TRANSFORM property commas for the REMOVE property!!![:@]
Posted by: jshand 11 years ago
Senior Yellow Belt
0
Ok thanks, I can see what you mean but there are 39 features and only Two relate to the templates so is there any way to specify not to uninstall these Two rather than listing all 37 to remove?
Posted by: anonymous_9363 11 years ago
Red Belt
0
In a word, no.
Posted by: jshand 11 years ago
Senior Yellow Belt
0
Well just tested out a "REMOVE=Feature1" command but this still removed the templates. Any other ideas?
Posted by: anonymous_9363 11 years ago
Red Belt
0
Take a versbose log of the uninstall. Identify which features are flagged as being for removal. They'll look like this in the log:MSI (s) (38-90) [16:04:04:323]: Feature: {a feature name here}; Installed: Local; Request: Absent; Action:AbsentI suspect that the templates may be a child of another feature. If that parent feature is selected for removal, its children will also be removed. In that case, you'll need to specify all the children but NOT the parent.
Rating comments in this legacy AppDeploy message board thread won't reorder them,
so that the conversation will remain readable.

Don't be a Stranger!

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

Sign up! or login

Share

 
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