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Uninstall TestExecute/TestComplete from command line

What is the suggested way to uninstall TestExecute/TestComplete from command line, without user interaction.

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Re: Uninstall TestExecute/TestComplete from command line

-silentmode only suppresses prompts for the user input, so that the uninstall process can be run unattended. The UI itself is not suppressed, feel free to submit an improvement request.


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Re: Uninstall TestExecute/TestComplete from command line

Hi,

 

Check the https://support.smartbear.com/testcomplete/docs/general-info/installing/installing-in-silent-mode.ht... help article which should help.

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Re: Uninstall TestExecute/TestComplete from command line

TestCompleteNNNN_Release.exe /z"-silentmode-remove"

where TestCompleteNNNN_Release.exe is the same setup file that you used to install TestComplete or TestExecute.

 

The command needs to be run as Admin.


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Re: Uninstall TestExecute/TestComplete from command line

Thanks Helen for suggestion, uninstall process works with the suggestion you provided. However, I still see the uninstall showing up in the process. Can you suggest me how that can be suppressed? -silentmode switch seems not working.

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Re: Uninstall TestExecute/TestComplete from command line

I'm not sure there is a way to uninstall an application that has an MSI or other install file that will NOT show something in the Windows process list.  A process is launched... it will show in the windows process list.

Perhaps you can describe what the goal here is on why it needs to be so hidden so that we can suggest other possible avenues.


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Re: Uninstall TestExecute/TestComplete from command line

I re-read my reply and I apologize for not being clear. 

 

What I meant was Helen suggested command did not suppress the uninstall window even with -silentmode switch used. I am looking at running uninstall without showing up the window, like the way installation is run silent mode without showing up the installer window. 

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Re: Uninstall TestExecute/TestComplete from command line

-silentmode only suppresses prompts for the user input, so that the uninstall process can be run unattended. The UI itself is not suppressed, feel free to submit an improvement request.


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Re: Uninstall TestExecute/TestComplete from command line

Got you. Thanks all for the help!

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