I have 4 vendor msi's....which I installed using nested Installation concept in main msi

Uninstalling of the 4 msi's is not hapenning...(uninstalling individual msi)
used msiexec /x{product code}..log shows successfull but folders not removed
tried uninstalling from Add Remove Programs..but not uninstalling

I didnt put any concept of uninstalling in main msi
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I didnt put any concept of uninstalling in main msi

... then, to give you a short answer, they will not uninstall. If you want to continue with nested MSIs you'll have to add custom actions for uninstall as well.
This is one of the reasons why, in general, nested MSI installs are considered to be a BAD idea. Another example being, what if one of the 4 msi's needs to change? You'll need to remake the main MSI...

Better to create some other deployment mechanism (VBS or some other script / executable) to string the (un)installations together.

Answered 12/27/2010 by: pjgeutjens
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