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AR# 68255

Vivado 2016.3 - Uninstaller shortcut in start menu does not start on Windows 10


After installing on the network I have run the networkShortcutSetup for different Windows machines to get the shortcuts and I get an uninstaller shortcut in the start menu.

However, when attempting to use the uninstall shortcut, nothing happens.


The uninstall shortcut for network installation is being created incorrectly.

A sample incorrect uninstall shortcut is below:

X:\Install_Win\.xin\Vivado_2016.3\xuninstall.exe -Uninstall -INSTALLATION_DATA_FILE C:\Users\.Xilinx\.network_installs1474280947868\.xinstall\Vivado_2016.3\data\instRecord.dat

The issues are as follows:

  • The X drive does not exists (In this example, X was a temporary mapping for the machine the installation was done from)
  • The path to the xuninstall.exe is wrong because the .xin, should be .xinstall
  • "Start in" is pointing to the X drive

This is the only shortcut that does not work. The others are using the correct UNC path.

Note: The uninstall for a network install is only intended to remove the shortcuts that point to the network install. The actual install location should be unaffected because it could be in use by other users. 

Therefore the work-around for this issue is to remove each shortcut using the Windows system tools.

This is scheduled to be addressed in Vivado 2017.1.

AR# 68255
Date 11/25/2016
Status Active
Type Known Issues
  • Vivado Design Suite - 2016.3