Quicktime 7.2 Preferences issue
We're just doing our yearly image refresh and are hitting a problem in the multi-user environment with the quicktime install. The preferences file we copy appears to be ignored.
We install on a reference machine Quicktime 7.2, configure the player (to turn off automatic updates, notifications etc..) and save the preferences file to package folder. We install on our target workstations with the following script,
start /wait msiexec /i QuickTime.msi ALLUSERS=1 QTINFO.BISQTPRO=1 REGSRCH_INSTALL_ASU=0 DESKTOP_SHORTCUTS=0 /qn
REM QTINFO.BISQTPRO=1 Removes Quicktime Pro nag
REM REGSRCH_INSTALL_ASU=0 Removes Apple Software Updater
REM DESKTOP_SHORTCUTS=0 Removes desktop shortcuts
reg We dont like QTtask.exe
delete HKLM\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run /v "QuickTime Task" /f
mkdir "C:\Documents and Settings\All Users\Application Data\Apple Computer"
mkdir "C:\Documents and Settings\All Users\Application Data\Apple Computer\QuickTime"
copy QuickTime.qtp "C:\Documents and Settings\All Users\Application Data\Apple Computer\QuickTime"
The problem is new users get the mime-type association prompt and have the default settings.. autoupdates turned on etc..
What we have noticed is that 7.2 differs from 6.5.2 (the last version of quicktime we had deployed) in that 7.2 has a HKCU setting to reference a prefs file in LocalSettings\Application Data\Apple Computer\Quicktime. It seems this preference file does not like being copied between user accounts. Configuring this prefs and copying to a new account causes Quicktime to overwrite it with default settings.
Anyone else had deployment headaches in the multi-user environment?
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