I used to think that what I wanted was to be sure Software Update didn't get installed on my PCs when I upgrade QT/iTunes. Now I am thinking that maybe it would be a good thing so that the QT/iTunes upgrades would happen. However the problem is that Apple offers the installation of Safari.

I am working on a script or something that would NOT install Safari, but really wish that if I had said to NOT install it once that it wouldn't offer it the next time.

Is someone working on this? Any ideas?

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Hi Jane,
IIRC, you are doing your deployments with GPO's.
If this is the case, i wouldn't consider this, because your clients go out of sync with the GPO.
IMHO, the only update mechanism, which is usable under Windows, is Windows/Microsoft Update.
Regards, Nick
Answered 05/19/2008 by: nheim
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Nick, thanks for your suggestion.

I tried and tried to get the quicktime upgrade to work a few months ago and never really got it to work right. I do not do this very often and have no training other than what I glean from various sources, don't feel like I have time to really become proficient in creating .msts. I guess I need to give it another try.

Can you tell me where to find the best instructions on how to create a quicktime and itunes upgrade .mst? I know you have given me this in the past.

Thanks for your help.

Jane
Answered 05/20/2008 by: jfrasier
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Hi Jane,
there are quite a few issues with Apple's Windows applications, but upgrades now a days aren't one of them, IMHO.
Quicktime and iTunes come with Upgrade Codes properly set in their MSI's.
So, if you deploy through GPO's as i assume, just go into the software part of the GPO and apply the new version of a given app and the upgrade tab will automatically filled in with the suggestion to upgrade the installed version.
This even works without any deployment system. If you e.g. start the newest MSI of QT and an earlier version is installed, the older version is being detected and automatically removed during the installation process.
You can watch this, if you look closely at dialog outputs during such an upgrade.
Regards, Nick
Answered 05/20/2008 by: nheim
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Is there one set of instructions posted here somewhere that gives the steps for the latest Quicktime? I know that I have seen bits and pieces of it in various postings in the past.

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Answered 05/28/2008 by: jfrasier
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