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silent uninstall for Creo 2

WayneBeck
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silent uninstall for Creo 2

Has anyone found a way to uninstall Creo 2 silently. We can if we create a custom MSI to push out with our tool. But this does take a lot of time to create the msi. We currently are using PDQ Deploy to push out our software.


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In the Creo2 Install Guide, back in appendix F, there's a pretty detailed description of installing Creo 2 silently. I've used it here and it works pretty well. You have to do one manual install, grab the XML files created and then you can run command line installs that will duplicate that install on the target machine. I've created a batch file to do it here. It's well documented in the installation guide.

There is also a section on uninstalling, but I haven't actually used it so I cannot vouch for its effectiveness.

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Doug Schaefer | Experienced Mechanical Design Engineer
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Wayne,
You have to add wait times into the uninstall script. The msiexec program runs asynchronously from the command line, so you need to wait for it to finish before going to the next uninstall.

Also there is an order that things need to be uninstalled. If you don't know that, you'll get stuck. (see page 2 of the attached pdf.)

Neither of these are mentioned in the documentation. I found them out be the school of hard knocks. See the attached PDF from my Creo Admin 102 talk at last June's conference.

David Haigh
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