1.    07 Aug 2017 #1
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    Office 2010 scripted uninstall question


    I am trying to get an uninstall script to work for Office Std 2010 x64, and I am running into an issue.
    For starters, here's the script I have:
    Code:
    Start /wait "\\PATH\Setup.exe" /config "\\PATH\Uninstall.xml" /uninstall Standard
    I believe this will work without the "Start /wait" portion, but I need that part in the script, as this is part of a larger script, and I need the parent script to wait for this to complete before proceeding. Everything after "/wait" should be referenced as a switch for the setup.exe file, but it appears that the "Start" command is seeing "/config" as one of it's switches, which then errors out because "Start" doesn't have a "/config" switch.

    Strangely enough, this same script works fine when I point it to the Office Std 2010 x86 setup file, so I'm not sure what the problem is. If this were in Powershell, I would try putting everything after "/wait" in a script block so it knows to process that portion separately, but I am not sure how to do that in a batch script.

    Thanks in advance,

    Andrew
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  2.    07 Aug 2017 #2

    Try enclosing everything after wait in single quotes
    Code:
    Start /wait '"\\PATH\Setup.exe" /config "\\PATH\Uninstall.xml" /uninstall Standard'
    I'm assuming you have spaces in the path thus the double quotes...
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  3.    07 Aug 2017 #3
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    Quote Originally Posted by Superfly View Post
    Try enclosing everything after wait in single quotes
    Code:
    Start /wait '"\\PATH\Setup.exe" /config "\\PATH\Uninstall.xml" /uninstall Standard'
    I'm assuming you have spaces in the the path thus the double quotes...
    That's correct.
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  4.    07 Aug 2017 #4
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    I removed the "Start /wait" portion and tested once more, and that seems to work fine, and the parent script still waits for this portion to complete. I thought I tested this unsuccessfully last week, but I must be mistaken. Sorry for the false alarm.
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