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

Rob Mensching rob at firegiant.com
Sun Jul 15 15:16:39 PDT 2018

Or set the new WiX-based Package/@InstallScope='perMachine'  :)

 Short replies here. Complete answers over there: http://www.firegiant.com/

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From: wix-users <wix-users-bounces at lists.wixtoolset.org> On Behalf Of Stein Inge Åsmul via wix-users
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Subject: Re: [wix-users] MSI MajorUpgrade is not detecting old version

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... 
>> -- Nir Bar, Independent WiX Expert. Creator of- JetBA: WiX WPF 
>> Bootstrapper User Interface Framework JetBA++: WiX Native 
>> Bootstrapper User Interface Framework JetRummikub: Install WiX 
>> packages on remote machines
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