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Silent uninstall not all that silent - Macromedia Flash Player

There is an issue with the March 7th Flash uninstaller silent mode not being silent. Howto: install_flash_player_active_x.msi /qb- (v8.0.24.0) Attempt to uninstall with uninstall_flash_player.exe (v3.0.0.16) using the /S silent switch Note that a dialog box pops up with ?Uninstallation Complete?...

  1. #1

    Default Silent uninstall not all that silent

    There is an issue with the March 7th Flash uninstaller silent mode not being
    silent.

    Howto:
    install_flash_player_active_x.msi /qb- (v8.0.24.0)
    Attempt to uninstall with uninstall_flash_player.exe (v3.0.0.16) using the /S
    silent switch
    Note that a dialog box pops up with ?Uninstallation Complete?


    buckston Guest

  2. #2

    Default Re: Silent uninstall not all that silent

    No title on the window either.
    Update the Installshield Engine to the latest......

    [url]http://consumer.installshield.com/kb.asp?id=Q108322[/url]

    this will give you a window title you can detect and send keystroke(s) to.

    Example js file:
    // ================================================== ============
    // void SendMyKeys(sWindowTitle, sKey, iTries, )
    // ================================================== ============
    //
    // "window_title", "", number or tries,
    //
    //
    //
    // wscript.exe %name*.vbs
    //

    // SendMyKeys(sWindowTitle, sKey, iTries, bMultiple);

    var oShell = WScript.CreateObject("WScript.Shell");
    WScript.Sleep(5000);
    SendMyKeys("Macromedia Flash Player - InstallShield Wizard","~",10,false);

    function SendMyKeys(sWindowTitle, sKey, iTries, bMultiple) {
    i = 0;
    if (!bMultiple) {
    while (!oShell.AppActivate(sWindowTitle) && i < iTries) {
    WScript.Sleep(4000);
    i++;
    }
    oShell.SendKeys(sKey);
    } else {
    while (i < iTries) {
    WScript.Sleep(4000);
    if (oShell.AppActivate(sWindowTitle)) {
    oShell.SendKeys(sKey);
    }
    i++;
    }
    }
    return;
    }



    Waits for 5 seconds, then tries to send a carriage return/enter keystroke once
    every 4 seconds for ten tries.

    Scott




    hannimos Guest

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    Default Re: Silent uninstall not all that silent

    buckston wrote:
    > There is an issue with the March 7th Flash uninstaller silent mode not being
    > silent.
    >
    > Howto:
    > install_flash_player_active_x.msi /qb- (v8.0.24.0)
    > Attempt to uninstall with uninstall_flash_player.exe (v3.0.0.16) using the /S
    > silent switch
    > Note that a dialog box pops up with ?Uninstallation Complete?
    We are in the process of addressing this. When I have more public info
    I'll post it here.


    Bentley Wolfe
    Senior Support Engineer, Flash/Flash Player
    *Macromedia, now a division of Adobe Systems
    Bentley Wolfe [Adobe] Guest

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