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"pushing" from the server problem
During uninstallation i am facing a major problem where the pdf files (like release notes and user guide) are still remaining in the destination folder and the programs menu.
The installation task is done by --- "push" installing a msi setup from a server via a network. Because the client needs this type of installation. Please throw some light here.
Re: "pushing" from the server problem
Hmmm, assuming we are in Windows here, installing a piece of software to a remote machine from a server can have a number of problems. Firstly, if you are logged onto the server locally, you are actually installing the application files onto the remote machine, for usage on the server. Thus system files and registry modifications are happening on the server rather than remote machine. If you log onto the remote machine via the server, using a roving profile, this should not be a problem. Secondly, some of the permissions on installation folders may not allow for file deletion. Thirdly, if you install from the server, you should uninstall from the server.
Have you tried doing an install/uninstall on a standalone machine to make sure the problem is server related? It could be as simple as a bug in the install script. An uninstall typically removes the files listed in the CAB file contained in the MSI file. If your installation script unzips or generates files after the main uninstallation, these will not automatically be removed, they need explicit additions to the uninstall script.