Quicktime is one of the applications that is a total nightmare for SCCM-administrators to package and distribute silent.
In this post I will show you how to easily install Quicktime 7, silently of course, to your clients.
The first thing you need to do, is to download the stand-alone installer of Quicktime. It can be found at this link: https://www.apple.com/uk/quicktime/download/
Next, open a cmd and browse to the folder where QuickTime was downloaded and type the following, then press enter. “QuickTimeInstaller.exe /extract”, without the “”.
In the folder, you should now have four new files;
Next step is to create a “Install.cmd” file that will handle the installation for you. Copy the following code into a notepad-file and save it as “Install.cmd” in the same folder as the other files.
@echo off msiexec /i "%~dp0AppleApplicationSupport.msi" /quiet /norestart allusers=1 msiexec /i "%~dp0QuickTime.msi" /quiet /norestart INSTALL_DESKTOP_SHORTCUT="FALSE" REM Remove desktop shortcut - Windows XP if exist "%ALLUSERSPROFILE%\Desktop\QuickTime Player.lnk" del "%ALLUSERSPROFILE%\Desktop\QuickTime Player.lnk" REM Remove desktop shortcut - Windows 7 if exist "C:\Users\Public\Desktop\QuickTime Player.lnk" del "C:\Users\Public\Desktop\QuickTime Player.lnk" REM Removes Auto Launch from registry REM Return exit code to SCCM exit /B %EXIT_CODE%
This script will install the application support needed for QuickTime and QuickTime itself without a reboot and no shortcut on the desktop.
It will also remove the nagging screen of updating to “Pro”.
Next, copy the entire folder to your share and create a new package or application.