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Uninstalling TestComplete from Command Line

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Uninstalling TestComplete from Command Line

HI,

 

I am trying to uninstall TestComplete 12.60 from command line. I used this 

> cd C:\Program Files (x86)\SmartBear\TestComplete 12\Bin

> TestComplete.exe /z"-silentmode-remove"

 

It launches TestComplete but doesn't uninstall it. I also tried TestComplete1260.exe /z"-silentmode-remove" but this was not recognized as a command.

 

Could someone suggest what I am missing here?

 

Thanks!

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Re: Uninstalling TestComplete from Command Line

Yes.  To uninstall TestComplete you need to run the TestComplete installer, not the TestComplete application itself.  There should be commandline capabilities there but I don't know what they are.


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Re: Uninstalling TestComplete from Command Line

Yes.  To uninstall TestComplete you need to run the TestComplete installer, not the TestComplete application itself.  There should be commandline capabilities there but I don't know what they are.


Robert Martin
[Community Expert Group]
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Why automate?  I do automated testing because there's only so much a human being can do and remain healthy.  Sleep is a requirement.  So, while people sleep, automation that I create does what I've described above in order to make sure that nothing gets past the final defense of the testing group.
I love good food, good books, good friends, and good fun.

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Re: Uninstalling TestComplete from Command Line

There's no mention of uninstall here:

https://support.smartbear.com/testcomplete/docs/working-with/automating/command-line-and-exit-codes/...

 

Nor is there a /z option like you are trying to use.  

 

What are you trying to accomplish by uninstalling from the command line?

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Re: Uninstalling TestComplete from Command Line

That's limted to uninstallation of TestComplete extensions only. I am trying to uninstall the tool itself.

 

Idea is that someone not have to manually log in to 'N' number of machines and remove the old product after recent upgrade, instead automate the uninstallation process.

 

I tried to use the command posted here https://community.smartbear.com/t5/TestComplete-General-Discussions/Uninstall-TestExecute-TestComple....

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Re: Uninstalling TestComplete from Command Line

https://support.smartbear.com/testcomplete/docs/general-info/installing/installing-in-silent-mode.ht...

 

You need to use the installer, not the application executable to pass the -remove command. 


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Carson

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