How do I edit an existing install's uninstall?
Posted 26 March 2003 - 17:35
If anyone knows of a tool I can use to view this file, that would be nice. But, I really need to know how to process this information automatically, because I need to write a script to handle this for all our installs. It really doesn't matter what language the script is written in, as long as it can be run on Windows boxes without proprietary software (i.e., I can't install a $50 piece of software on every machine to run the script).
Any input is greatly appreciated. Thanks.
Posted 26 March 2003 - 19:49
Your best bet is to copy of move these files before you launch the uninstall, and then move them back.
Posted 26 March 2003 - 19:55
Also, moving the files is not an option because I have no control over how the uninstall is run. This is an application that is already deployed on customers' machines. That is why I need to specifically change how the uninstall works using a patch or something similar.
Posted 26 March 2003 - 20:06
If you can run a script that would patch the log, you could as well run a script that would drop a tool to save the files and then run the actual uninstall. Modify the uninstall registry entry to point to your tool, so when the user uninstalls, your tool will run, save the file, and then launch the actual uninstall.
Posted 26 March 2003 - 20:17