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Keith Cowan
06-02-2004, 11:27 AM
I have an installer (full installscript style) that I'm building as a CD install and in order to allow product updates (including new components in existing features) I'm using the now well-known process of setting REINSTALLMODE=vaums. This works fine (after lots of hassle and much combing of these forums for advice).

Trouble is, when I come to uninstall (from Add/Remove Programs), it looks for the original installation package at the location from which it was originally installed, and cannot find it. This results in a message saying as much, then error 1706, then error 1603.

I know there is a switch to tell the install to copy the source package to the target system, but this appears to only be relevant to web installs. Can anyone tell me if there is a way out of this hole?