I would like to create a customized silent install of Quicktime and iTunes. My research so far indicates that I could use ORCA to modify the various .MSIs involved, and then install them in the correct order by msiexec.exe /I /qn to meet my objective.

My question is what modifications should I make to each .MSI in order to get an install that doesn't include any shortcuts, that accepts all EULA, that disables autoupdate, and also disregards Bonjour.

Another bit of confusion. Each installer includes a AppleApplicationSupport. Which one should be used?
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  • Quick Question. Is Bonjour pat of Apple Application Support? Meaning that if I install Apple application support that it will install Bonjour aswell?
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What I did was extract the .MSIs, and then created a .bat file that looks like this:
@echo off
AppleApplicationSupport.msi /qn
AppleMobileDeviceSupport64.msi /qn
AppleSoftwareUpdate.msi /qn
Bonjour64.msi /qn
iTunes64.msi /qn
QuickTime.msi /qn

Then I zipped up the .MSIs and the batch file and used it to create a Managed Install on the K1000.
Answered 03/21/2012 by: WGM_Jeff
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  • Thank you Jeff, that was just what I was looking for!
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I currently deploy quictime+itunes in the following order with the commands. I believe the current version of apple application support is 2.1.7 and that seems to work with all the applications. Please make sure to mention no reboot
otherwise these installations will force reboot the computer. Please check out the link at the bottom since they have instructions how to disable desktop icons.

msiexec.exe ALLUSERS=true reboot=suppress /qn /i "appleapplicationsupport64.msi"
msiexec.exe /qn /norestart /i "applemobiledevicesupport64.msi"
msiexec.exe /qn /norestart /i "bonjour64.msi"
msiexec.exe /qn /norestart /i "quicktime.msi"
msiexec.exe /qn /norestart /i "itunes64.msi"

Answered 03/21/2012 by: samuelcolt
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  • Skip AppleSoftwareUpdate.msi if you dont want auto updates. In my k1000 i use the following onlinekscript to remove apple software updates that are installed on any machines in the network

    msiexec.exe /uninstall "$(KACE_DEPENDENCY_DIR)\AppleSoftwareUpdate.msi" /qn /norestart
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First this I would like to mention here is that it is not recommended to edit the MSI directly. you should create a Transform file which is a response file for MSI. Then you can make changes in this MST file.
If you just want to change some public properties, then you can do so directly by adding them and their value at command line
Answered 03/22/2012 by: piyushnasa
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Follow below link to package latest version of itunes for Windows 7


Answered 06/14/2012 by: piyushnasa
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