Silent install of QuickTime 7

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:

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;

  • AppleApplicationSupport.msi
  • AppleSoftwareUpdate.msi
  • QuickTime.msi
  • QuickTimeInstallerAdmin.exe


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.

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