For advanced users that deploy our software in the USA, this is going to be a Thanksgiving treat for you. We have had occasional requests to assist in uninstalling our software via a command line. This is unsupported because there are a lot of variables in your corporate network and complexity with various other software installed via pre-requisites etc.
This tip is really about getting the GUID (Product Code) for our products.
1. Download Orca. Use this tool with EXTREME caution! If you edit, modify or save a change in a .msi or .mst file with this tool, you render your software (via Setup.exe) inoperable.
Danger, Will Robertson!
2. Search for the .msi files in our installer. In our example, we are trying to find the GUID (Product Codes) for Product Design Suite Premium 2013.
3. Use Orca and open the .msi file.
- Under Tables > Go to Property
- In the second column, under click on Property, so that the items will be in alphbetical order.
- Go to Product Code and select/copy the Value.
A video demo is here: Orca-productcode-guid.mp4
Now, you can check out this post to see what we did with the GUID (Product Code):
Thanks to Hashim Mundol for sharing this workflow with the community. Give a man a fish and you feed him for a day; teach a man to fish and you feed him for a lifetime.
NOTE: Product Support does not support Orca. It is a developer tool so please do NOT log a case for product support to troubleshoot this tool/workflow. The only 'supported' method that we will 'officially' endorse is to use a user interface via the Control Panel, Microsoft Fix it, or the 2014 Uninstall Tool.