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ColdFusion 10 Updates allow for silent install but do not support silent uninstall

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Status/Resolution/Reason: Closed/Fixed/

Reporter/Name(from Bugbase): Mike Collins / Mike Collins (Mike Collins)

Created: 12/02/2013

Components: Documentation

Versions: 10.0

Failure Type: Usability Issue

Found In Build/Fixed In Build: Final /

Priority/Frequency: Normal / Few users will encounter

Locale/System: English / Platforms All

Vote Count: 0

Currently CF10 supports a silent install for ColdFusion updates.  This is important when you have dozens or even hundreds of servers.

However, I think to complete the process I think a silent uninstall should be supported as well.

If an issue happens the only recourse is to log into the admin for each server instance and click uninstall.  Very time consuming and opens you up to a longer outage.

The command could look like this:
java -jar <jar-file-name> -u silent -f <install_properties_file_path>.

----------------------------- Additional Watson Details -----------------------------

Watson Bug ID:	3678038

Deployment Phase:	Release Candidate

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This feature is is already available. Can you please check the URL and see these details under the heading "How can uninstallation be done from command prompt?"
Comment by Krishna R.
13900 | December 13, 2013 09:50:03 AM GMT
Ok. This information is not in the documentation. Can we get it added.
Comment by External U.
13901 | December 13, 2013 11:29:26 AM GMT
Here are the instructions for reference: How can uninstallation be done from command prompt? 1) If you have installed from command prompt in Console or UI mode, you can run the following command. First cd to C:\ColdFusion10 and then run the following. >C:\ColdFusion10\jre\bin\java -jar \opt\coldfusion10\cfusion\hf-updates\hf-10-00002\uninstall\uninstaller.jar (Modify the command according to your path/OS/Hotfix) 2) If you have installed it from ColdFusion Administrator you can run the following command First cd to C:\ColdFusion10 and then run the following. >C:\ColdFusion10\jre\bin\java -jar \opt\coldfusion10\cfusion\hf-updates\hf-10-00002\uninstall\uninstaller.jar -i SILENT 3) If you have installed the hotfix using silent installation on your own, uninstallation can also be done silently. Run the folowing command: >C:\ColdFusion10\jre\bin\java -jar \opt\coldfusion10\cfusion\hf-updates\hf-10-00002\uninstall\uninstaller.jar Even though you have installed hotfix to 5 instances using a single script, there is only one hotfix uninstaller for all these 5 instances for a given update (Usually this is under cfusion instance. It could be under other instance if cfusion was not opted for HF ). And when you invoke the above command it will uninstall hotfix from all the 5 instances.
Comment by External U.
13902 | December 13, 2013 11:30:40 AM GMT
We will get documentation team to add these instructions to the document.
Comment by Nimit S.
13903 | December 17, 2013 02:13:16 AM GMT
We don't usually document hotfix steps in user manuals. Nimit, is this something you cna do through a helpx KB Doc?
Comment by Frank J.
13904 | January 22, 2014 02:44:11 AM GMT
Added the section here:
Comment by Frank J.
13905 | January 27, 2014 12:43:34 PM GMT