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Uninstalling TestComplete from Command Line

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Uninstalling TestComplete from Command Line



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?



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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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There's no mention of uninstall here:


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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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

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


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