[wix-users] MSI MajorUpgrade is not detecting old version

Stein Inge Åsmul glytzhkof at gmail.com
Sun Jul 15 14:05:24 PDT 2018

Maybe also a note that you could conceivably use your logon script, or
maybe WMI (I have never tried for per user stuff) to clean out the existing
per-user installations?

I like the logon script approach, provided you have access to it (can be an
endless sea of red tape in big environments or disallowed by principle of
course). Just have your users log off on Friday, perform various
maintenance and then uninstall on login for all of them?

2018-07-15 20:15 GMT+02:00 Stein Inge Åsmul <glytzhkof at gmail.com>:

> The best approach would perhaps be to clean out the existing per-user
> install via your distribution mechanism (SCCM?) and then rely on
> per-machine installations from now on? Or perhaps continue to install
> per-user? Hope not ;-). How about changing your new version to be able to
> install side-by-side with the per-user installation? (no interference
> between them - not always possible)
> Rob has an answer here on cleaning out old installs:
> https://stackoverflow.com/a/15659159/129130 (if you don't have features
> in your distribution system to do so auto-magically):
> You'll see a comment in that answer from me with another tip on how to do
> a per-user to per-machine migration using Installshield (
> https://stackoverflow.com/a/12291807/129130). It is an involved procedure
> that worked for me in a particular case, but it is quite clunky. I have
> never tried it with WiX.
> How large is your distribution?
> 2018-07-14 15:15 GMT+02:00 Nir Bar via wix-users <
> wix-users at lists.wixtoolset.org>:
>> MSI_new.log says: MSI (c) (E4:0C) [08:15:00:855]: FindRelatedProducts:
>> current install is per-user.  Related install for product
>> '{41EEEE03-A050-46D8-82EC-4C6834A6A8C1}' is per-machine.  Skipping... --
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