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Upgrading Notes 5 to Notes 7

Hi Guys,

I have been tasked with upgrading our installation of notes 5 to version 7. I am running in to a very frustrating problem, I cannot, for the life of me, get Notes 5 to uninstall before Notes 7 installs itself. Now, I will be deploying Notes 7 to all machines via Goup Plicy. But Notes 5 is in our SOE sp I can't simply remove it via GP.

I have tried about eleventy billion methods to try and get notes 5 to uninstall automatically when the 7 msi is kicked off. I'm using WPS 6.0

Currently the MST setup is as follows,

Install Validate
Remove Existing Products
"If NOT Installed then
Execute Program From Destination msiexec.exe /X {product code from HKLM/uninstall} REMOVE="ALL"
End"
Install Initialize

When the MSI is launched (manually using the transform) it comes up with either a "Another Installation is Already In Pogress, complete that installation before proceeding with this one"

If I run it with /qn on the end I get an internal error 1722

Any ideas? I've tried using the upgrades feature and it doesn't remove the install either, I had this same problem with SAP (SAP is also part of our SOE).

Any help would be very appreciated. Thanks

-Andrew

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Posted by: brenthunter2005 14 years ago
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If Notes5 is already a MSI, then you don't need that "msiexec" command. You only need to add the upgrade code to the Upgrade table of the Notes7 MSI package.
Posted by: AndyP 14 years ago
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Tried that, I put the upgrade code in the upgrades tab and the msi won't touch the old one, leaves it there even with the 'leave installed' box not checked.

I have since setup a few cmd lines to manually remove traces of the old msi, seems to work fine, but I would have rather done it the proper way...
Posted by: brenthunter2005 14 years ago
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Any chance you could post the contents of your UPGRADE table, and the sequence of the RemoveExistingProducts action?
Posted by: Bladerun 14 years ago
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Any chance your users can uninstall 5 with their own rights?
Posted by: YatesAG 14 years ago
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Have you sorted this? We recently did an upgrade from Notes 5 to 6. We uninstalled 5 before installing 6. We kept user settings by exporting a config.txt file, then writing that path into the ini file which is used when it runs the user setup.
Posted by: blueboy 14 years ago
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ORIGINAL: YatesAG

Have you sorted this? We recently did an upgrade from Notes 5 to 6. We uninstalled 5 before installing 6. We kept user settings by exporting a config.txt file, then writing that path into the ini file which is used when it runs the user setup.



I also did the same thing for our migration to Lotus Notes 6. First, I created a custom Wise Script to copy all user data files to a backup location and executed an install of Lotus Notes 5 at the end of that script. Second, install Lotus Notes 6. Then finally installed the lastest Lotus Notes 6 Update.

The company I work for uses Radia as the deployment server so it's a little less forgiving than SMS for deployment. If you are still running into issues let us know.
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