might want to try to create a batch file and add the command in the batch file with the path to the .exe
Start /wait %PATHTOSETUP%\setup.exe /uninst
Deploy batch file.
For uninstallation you need a own package/script which start the uninstallation command line.
I felt in the same problem with a other app. The uninstallation flag in a Distribution Package works in a other way as you thought. (I got this info from a external supporter...)
This flag is for automatic uninstallation, if you delete a client from your Scheduled Task which you used for deployment. Means, don't clean up your task after deployment, otherwise the app will be uninstalled... (I haven't validated this info, I haven't had time to test it in deep)
Another point is, did you test the uninstallation as local system?
ok, so i created a batch file with the correct path and flag. now under scheduled tasks, what delivery method do i chose?
Can you take a screen shot of your setting and attach it?
Something else I would try is to create a batch file using variables to do this, and push that out, which LANDesk supports....
if you dont want to deploy an actual batch file, you should be able to get away with carrying out the command by creating a managed script and deploying that.
If you want it done "now", do Push
If you are not in a hurry, make it a Policy....
Make sure in in your delivery method that you configure it for Never Reboot!
For testing, I would a Push, Run from Source
I would have all UI turned off
Manage scripts do not offer the flexibility as Software Dist.
You could also create a Custom Def. in Patch if you are licensed for that, it is even more flexible.
what setting are you referring to?
I was referring to the setting for install / uninstall command, but looks like the bat file is better
Start /wait \\fedex\Software_Distribution\MM871\Setup.exe /uninst
i can run the script locally on that machine and it works. but there is a prompt for yes and no on the user end if it runs. is there way to suppress that window and just uninstall the app?
i have, but no luck.
tried: /s /silent /q /quiet
obviously, not all together.
Installshield (crap IMHO) removals are not so fun...
And read through this to the end http://www.appdeploy.com/messageboards/tm.asp?m=12553&mpage=1&key=
it looks like you will need to use the _R switch to build an .iss answer file and then call that in your script.
Once you get your batch file working, you will then need to test whether your system is able to access the UNC share or not...
man, this really sucks.
so i created the(record file) setup.iss and attached it to the directory where the bat file resides. ran the uninstaller again and same damn thing...nothing.
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How did you start the batch?
How did you start the setup in your batch? Could you attach it?
Is the ISS file copied to the client and is the path to the file correct in batch?