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uninstall per cmd

hello,

I am trying to uninstall MaxtoA in multiple computers. Going via Control Panel>Programs and Features... would be a long procedure. Is there a way to automate it via cmd?

I would like to uninstall it, because I am getting error same as:
https://knowledge.autodesk.com/support/3ds-max/troubleshooting/caas/sfdcarticles/sfdcarticles/Error-code-127-ArnoldVolumeObject-dlo-failed-to-initialize-in-3ds-Max-2018.html

and then reinstall it. Btw, can I also automate the installation?

cheers,

Tino

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Stephen Blair answered ·

This is not an officially supported feature.
You can always use msiexec for applications (like maxtoa) that install with an msi file.

For example, download the maxtoa installer, use 7zip to extract it, and then in an elevated command prompt:

Install

msiexec /i C:\Users\blairs\Downloads\MAXtoA-2.3.37.2019\ArnoldMSI\ArnoldPlug.msi /quiet /qn /l*v %TEMP%\maxtoa_install.log

Uninstall

msiexec /x C:\Users\blairs\Downloads\MAXtoA-2.3.37.2019\ArnoldMSI\ArnoldPlug.msi /quiet /qn /l*v %TEMP%\maxtoa_uninstall.log
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Agustin Penagos answered ·

Hi Stephen,

thanks for the input. What about the uninstall? is there also a way to run it using the msiexec?

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Stephen Blair answered ·

I posted both the install (/i) and uninstall (/x) commands above.

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Agustin Penagos answered ·

so I will need to get the installer of the version that is causing the problem in order to uninstall arnold?

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Stephen Blair answered ·

Or you can find the uninstaller command in the registry.

Look under HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Uninstall\

https://stackoverflow.com/questions/21491631/how-to-uninstall-with-msiexec-using-product-id-guid-without-msi-file-present/21502621#21502621

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Agustin Penagos answered ·

yes already tried looking for arnold there. but as it came together with max19 install i could not find it there.( i think this is the reason, why it is not there)

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If MAXtoA is listed in Control Panel > Programs and Features, then there is an entry in the registry editor

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