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Silent un-install of workstation 9.7 doesn't appear to do anything

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  • 1.  Silent un-install of workstation 9.7 doesn't appear to do anything

    Posted 02-09-2017 12:10 PM

    i'm having trouble with searching in this new forum, and layout so feel free to link me to other posts. I couldn't find anything that appeared to be like my problem but i also couldn't figure out how to search just this APM community.

     

    I am on windows 7 and trying to create a script that will silent unintall APM Workstation 9.7.0.27 in preparation for a new version. My users aren't the most savvy and will get confused if there are two introscopes on their desktops. However when i run the executable following the directions below the application does not appear to run.

     

    According to this link: Uninstall Introscope - CA Application Performance Management - 9.6 - CA Technologies Documentation 

    I simply modify the .lax file and add the silent codes to the lax.command.line.args line.

     

    However when i add the arguments to that line and then run the Uninstall_Introscope_Workstation.exe from an admin command prompt i get nothing happening at all.  I see nothing changing in task manager it's like the executable just fails to run.

     

    Are there logs generated by this executable or has anybody else encountered this problem who might know the solution?

     

    I also tried just passing all the arguments on the command line and nothing happened there either.  It runs fine if i'm not trying to do it in silent mode.

     

    I'd appreciate any suggestions you have.



  • 2.  Re: Silent un-install of workstation 9.7 doesn't appear to do anything

    Posted 02-09-2017 01:23 PM

    Michelle:

    I checked the 10.5 docs for grins. No change. 

    Uninstall APM - CA Application Performance Management - 10.5 - CA Technologies Documentation 

     

    You are changing this lax file correct?

    • To uninstall the Workstation, open <EM_Home>/Uninstaller Data/ws/Uninstall_Introscope_Workstation.lax.

     

    What LAX arguments are you adding/passing on the command line?

    Thanks Hal German



  • 3.  Re: Silent un-install of workstation 9.7 doesn't appear to do anything
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    Posted 02-09-2017 01:55 PM

    Interestingly enough, i modify my script to capture standard output from the uninstall command to a log file, ran it again and it completed the uninstall.  I don't think i made any other changes either.

     

    the arguments i added were directly from the link.  -i silent.

     

    whatever it was, i appear to have scared it into submission.

     

    It's possible the arguments i added were duplicated but that's the only thing i can think of.



  • 4.  Re: Silent un-install of workstation 9.7 doesn't appear to do anything

    Posted 02-09-2017 02:27 PM

    Michelle:

        We are glad to hear the good news! Persistence will usually pay off :-)