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PuTTy Session Manager

07/19/2016 1995 views
I have a PuTTY Session Manager 0.41.166
Was looking for silent commands, /SILENT or /VERYSILENT do not work,
There is also no help......

I figured /S will do silent installation but having hard time figuring out silent uninstall.
i can see "C:\Program Files (x86)\PuTTY Session Manager\uninst.exe" in the registry, but can figure out how to suppress UI?

Thanks for the help.
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The page I found for PuTTy Session Manager states that the installer was written with the Nullsoft Scriptable Install System (NSIS).

The installer can be configured to allow for a fully silent uninstallation, but it is up to the author of the installer to configure this in NSIS - which they don't appear to have done in this case.
See here for more information.

Your best bet is to repackage as an MSI, so you have a fully functioning uninstallation.

Your second best bet is to write a script (with error trapping) that undoes everything the installer did.
IIRC NSIS can show a window of what the install script has done (files/registry/shortcuts etc.) so that may be a good starting point.

You could verify this wih your favourite light-weight snapshot tool (InstallRite/InstallWatch/PictureTaker et al) to report on the changes to the system durning the installation of PuTTy Session Manager.

After you have your uninstall method - test, test and test again!

Hope that helps,

Dunnpy
Answered 07/20/2016 by: dunnpy
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