Problem removing msi package
A couple of years back we had to create and roll out a package for our PASS MIS system using WinInstallLE. The package installs the SQL 2K server client tools and configures them to talk to our SQL 2000 server.
We are in the process of upgrading to SQL 2005 and therefore need to pull back the package and create a new one to install and configure the new client (neither PASS nor Microsoft offer a ready made package to do this!!!).
However, we've hit a problem where the old package won't remove, reporting that the windowsupdate.log is in use by the program. When we initially created the package we made it with as clean a machine as possible, but obviously it wasn't clean enough.
Does anybody know a way to get around this other than rebuild every machine in the school? We're desperate to get this update done.
Also, has anyone successfully rolled out SQL 2005 client and configured it? If so, how?