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09-30-2013, 10:57 AM
I know that with the suite you can specify that you do not want an entry in the 'Uninstall or change a program' screen. Is this same option possible with a Basic MSI Installer? I have a Basic MSI Installer project that runs a sql script. I don't necessarily want to give the users an option to uninstall it. I know I can take away the uninstall option, but I would prefer to take out entry completely.

09-30-2013, 05:27 PM
Perhaps, ARPSYSTEMCOMPONENT property (http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/windows/desktop/aa367750(v=vs.85).aspx) is what you are looking for.

10-01-2013, 08:26 AM
I was hoping I was overlooking an option within install shield. I would rather remove the key entirely, versus just hiding it.

10-01-2013, 01:14 PM
You can refer to this (http://community.flexerasoftware.com/showthread.php?189831-How-to-avoid-entry-in-Add-Remove-Programs&highlight=registerproduct) and that (http://community.flexerasoftware.com/showthread.php?191718-No-Add-Remove-Programs-entry&highlight=registerproduct).

10-01-2013, 01:39 PM
Thanks for those, I will dig into them. Very new to Installshield so I wasn't sure how much of old the versions were still applicable.

10-01-2013, 03:58 PM
Those actions mentioned are Microsoft Windows Installer standard actions (http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/windows/desktop/aa372022(v=vs.85).aspx). Version of InstallShield used would not influence the implementation in this regard.