Multi-User License Deployment on Windows

Multi-User License Deployment on Windows / Appendix C: Uninstalling a Previous Edition / Uninstalling Antidote 9

Uninstalling Antidote 9

Prerequisites

  • Antivirus and anti-spyware programs are disabled.
  • All applications are closed.
  • For network installation only:
    • The Antidote folder is protected and cannot be accessed over the network by any other user. The Antidote folder indicates the location in which Antidote is installed (e.g. F:\Antidote or F:\Program Files\Druide\Antidote 9).
    • Users who share applications (particularly Antidote) from this server must be disconnected from the shared folder. It is not enough for them to quit Antidote.
    • The client workstation from which you are carrying out the operation has read, write, delete and create access to the Antidote folder.
  • Uninstalling a previous edition of Antidote will not remove the personal dictionary. Antidote 11 will import the personal dictionary created with the previous edition and will save it in the new personal dictionaries folder.
  • If Antidote 9 does not appear in the Windows Control Panel, simply delete the folder C:\Program Files\Druide\Antidote 9. The new Antidote installation will remove all traces of the previous edition.

Uninstalling local installations that were deployed from one workstation to another or from the command line

The Antidote 11 installer should uninstall Antidote 9. However, if you prefer to uninstall Antidote 9 in a different way, from one workstation to another, you can do the following:

  1. Ensure that the conditions are met (see prerequisites).

  2. In Control Panel > Programs and Features or Programs > Uninstall a Program, select Antidote 9 and then click “Uninstall”. It is also possible to use one of the following command lines:

    msiexec /x "\\serveur\chemin\Antidote9.msi"  
    
    or (using the GUID product code, rather than the MSI file)  
    
    msiexec /x {BFA17B4C-70D3-480F-8476-76197F614AB6}  
    
    For a silent uninstall, add /qn, as in the following:
    
    msiexec /qn /x "\\serveur\chemin\Antidote9.msi"
  3. In Control Panel > Programs and Features or Programs > Uninstall a Program, select Antidote 9 - Module français, then click “Uninstall”. It is also possible to use one of the following command lines:

    msiexec /x "\\serveur\chemin\Antidote9-Module-francais.msi"  
    
    or (using the GUID product code, rather than the MSI file) 
    
    msiexec /x {BFA17B4C-70D3-480F-8476-76197F614AB7}  
    
    For a silent uninstall, add /qn, as in the following:
    
    msiexec /qn /x "\\serveur\chemin\Antidote9-Module-francais.msi"
  4. In Control Panel > Programs and Features or Programs > Uninstall a Program, select Antidote 9 - English module, then click “Uninstall”. It is also possible to use one of the following command lines:

    msiexec /x "\\serveur\chemin\Antidote9-English-module.msi"  
    
    or (using the GUID product code, rather than the MSI file) 
    
    msiexec /x {BFA17B4C-70D3-480F-8476-76197F614AB8}  
    
    For a silent uninstall, add /qn, as in the following:
    
    msiexec /qn /x "\\serveur\chemin\Antidote9-English-module.msi"

Uninstalling an administrative installation (run from source only) from a server

Uninstall on each client workstation from an administrator account (Antidote 9 appears in the list of installed applications):

  1. Ensure that the conditions are met (see prerequisites).
  2. Use one of the following command lines to uninstall Antidote 9 :

    msiexec /x "\\serveur\chemin\Antidote9.msi"  
    
    or (using the GUID product code, rather than the MSI file)
    
    msiexec /x {BFA17B4C-70D3-480F-8476-76197F614AB6}
    
    For a silent uninstall, add /qn, as in the following:
        msiexec /qn /x "\\serveur\chemin\Antidote9.msi"
  3. Use one of the following command lines to uninstall the French module:

    msiexec /x "\\serveur\chemin\Antidote9-Module-francais.msi"  
    
    or (using the GUID product code, rather than the MSI file)  
    
    msiexec /x {BFA17B4C-70D3-480F-8476-76197F614AB7}
    
    For a silent uninstall, add /qn, as in the following:
        msiexec /qn /x "\\serveur\chemin\Antidote9-Module-francais.msi"
  4. Use one of the following command lines to uninstall the English module:

    msiexec /x "\\serveur\chemin\Antidote9-English-module.msi"  
    
    or (using the GUID product code, rather than the MSI file)  
    
    msiexec /x {BFA17B4C-70D3-480F-8476-76197F614AB8}
    
    For a silent uninstall, add /qn, as in the following::
        msiexec /qn /x "\\serveur\chemin\Antidote9-English-module.msi"
  5. Only delete the shared Antidote 9 folder once the Antidote clean-up (deletion of registry keys) has been completed in each of the user accounts on which it was installed.

    Uninstalling Antidote on a client workstation will add a registry key (windows/run) to that workstation to clean up user accounts (delete registry keys) when each account is opened.

Uninstalling an administrative installation (run from source only) by GPO

To uninstall Antidote 9, proceed as follows:

  1. Ensure that the conditions are met (see prerequisites).
  2. Use GPO to control the client portion of the uninstall on the workstations.
  3. Only delete the shared Antidote 9 folder once the Antidote clean-up (deletion of registry keys) has been completed in each of the user accounts on which it was installed.

    Uninstalling Antidote on a client workstation will add a registry key (windows/run) to that workstation to clean up user accounts (delete registry keys) when each account is opened.

Uninstalling an installation using RDS

Uninstall using the same administrator account that was used for the installation (Antidote 9 appears in the list of installed applications):

  1. Ensure that the conditions are met (see prerequisites).
  2. In Control Panel > Programs and Features or Programs > Uninstall a Program, select Antidote 9 and then click “Uninstall”.
  3. In Control Panel > Programs and Features or Programs > Uninstall a Program, select Antidote 9 - Module français and then click “Uninstall”, if applicable.
  4. In Control Panel > Programs and Features or Programs > Uninstall a Program, select Antidote 9 - English module and then click “Uninstall”, if applicable.
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