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Uninstalling CA eTrustITM 8.0 with msiexec, how to suppress question about reboot

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Hi,
I am working on an upgrade script that will uninstall eTrustITM ver 8.0 and install 8.1. The script works perfectly but i get a question during uninstall asking if i want to reboot now or later. It looks like it is eTrustITM asking the question and not msiexec. Does anyone know how i can suppress the question regarding reboot.


Here is the script (i am using kix):
 
CASE $eTrustITMver = "8.0"
shell 'MsiExec.exe /qbn /X{A73227F9-C4B0-4018-B0B0-4DCAF791A29E} /q /norestart' 
shell 'MsiExec.exe /qbn /X{847501DF-07C0-4691-B04A-893929F108AE} /q /norestart'
shell '\\server\CA\CA_INST\English\Bin\Win32\install.exe /s /n INO_ICFFILE=\\server\CA\CA_INST\English\Bin\Win32\inoc6.icf'
 
Everything works fine exept the question regarding reboot now or later.

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I solved it!

I tried 1000 variants of the msiexec commands, finally i realized that the placement for the /qn switch made a difference. I had it in the end, but when i placed it before the /x (uninstall switch it all worked fine).
shell 'MsiExec.exe /qn /X{847501DF-07C0-4691-B04A-893929F108AE}' ;iGateway
shell 'MsiExec.exe /qn /X{A73227F9-C4B0-4018-B0B0-4DCAF791A29E}' ;eTrustITM

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Actually, looking at what you posted first, it looks like it was evem the position, but the switch itself. You had it twice : /qbn and /q . Quite likely /q was overriding /qbn, and /q without anything following is incorrect; on the other hand, /qbn is also incorrect: should be either /qn, or /qb .
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You are quite right that both the double /q switch and the qbn switch are wrong. I realized that too when i read the help text for msiexec at technet. I skipped the /q switch in front on an early stage when i had the trouble as i realized that there would be no point in having it twice. The reason why it was so clear that the position mattered was because i was using the same sentence when i solved it as i was when it failed (the sentence i have posted above as solution). i moved the switch in front and it worked, that was the only change i made from the not working sentence to the working.
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