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[howto] Deleting Adobe Reader XI MUI Installation

Topics: Configuration Issue, Publishing Issue
Jul 14, 2016 at 12:47 PM
Hello there,

working/ testing with WPP since yesterday, but having an issue.
We currently have Adobe Reader XI MUI on some clients and Adobe Reader XI (German) on the other ones. Now I want to upgrade all of them to the currently version 11.0.17, but Adobe has different installations for them, so I want to get rid of the MUI Installations in a custom update "Adobe Reader XI (German)". Here I tried the following the without success:
  • Uninstall MSI: Inputfield = GUID of Adobe MUI (AC76BA86-7AD7-FFFF-7B44-AB0000000001)
  • Run MSI: msiexec.exe with the parameter: "/x {[AdbeRdr11000_MUI.msi | AC76BA86-7AD7-FFFF-7B44-AB0000000001]}
    In both cases it just installs the german version and the MUI stays installed.
In the update itself I inserted the MSI for the German version and added a few parameters for installed and installing posible (This is working great)

Is there anybody having the same issue and has a solution?
Greets
Editor
Jul 16, 2016 at 12:55 PM
I think you have to uninstall the MUI first, but i think it is the wrong uninstall GUID. Works the uninstall string alone?
Jul 25, 2016 at 8:32 AM
Hi, found the best way to realize this now.
  1. Install Adobe Reader German
    (Check If MSI ac76ba86-7ad7-1031-7b44-ab0000000001 [German] is installed; Installable if ...ffff...[MUI] is installed AND ..7ad7.. is NOT installed)
  2. Uninstall Adobe Reader MUI
    (Check if MSI ac76ba86-ffff-1031-7b44-ab0000000001 [MUI] is installed; Installable if German & MUI are installed)
    Uninstalling by userdefined Update with Uninstall MSI "ac76ba86-ffff-1031-7b44-ab0000000001"
  3. Update by MSP-File.