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Hi all,

As there's no MSI with Realplayer Gold 10.5, I packaged it with WinInstall LE. I want to deploy it to machines having already previous versions of Realplayer from at least version 7 to RealOne. I deploy via GPO. Those old versions were not deployed via GPO, so these are normal installations with Realplayer setup. Is there a way to upgrade these versions or uninstall them via MSI with GPO or not?
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Hi Luc,
You have to use Custom Actions to achieve this goal.
Use the uninstall string, which the apps store here:
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Uninstall\ --> e.g. RealPlayer 6.0
You could use an Appsearch action to populate a property with that key. But mostlikely, you have to alter the uninstall string (put "" around it and add the -s switch for killing the dialogs).
Hope this gives you some ideas.
Regards, Nick
Answered 12/13/2006 by: nheim
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Thanks Nick for the reply,

I will test that. Also, is it possible with that to have multiple CustomActions with each an uninstall string of different Realplayer versions? Because some stations might have Realplayer 6, others 7 etc... without crashing because the version is not installed!
Answered 12/13/2006 by: lfontaine
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Hi Luc,
yes, of course! Just use the property from AppSearch to condition the CA in the sequence table.
Regards, Nick
Answered 12/14/2006 by: nheim
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Hi Nick,

Your solution is surely good but as I'm just a beginner in the MSI domain, could you be more explicit on the steps to doing the whole process (CustomActions and Appsearch) please? As I said, I packaged Realplayer 10.5 with Wininstall LE and I'm using ORCA to edit the MSI tables, I don't have any other software to play with MSI.

Thank you
Answered 12/14/2006 by: lfontaine
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