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install_qttask=false disables the Quicktime task icon. I'm still trying to find out how to automatically set no auto update and disable hotpicks.

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Appears the Quicktime Player 6.x uses pretty much the same setup as 5.x with the QuickTimeInstaller.ini.

[QTSETUP]
32Bit=FALSE
16Bit=FALSE
NO_DIALOGS=TRUE
SHOW_SAMPLE=FALSE
SHOW_README=FALSE
SHOW_PROGRAMFOLDER=FALSE
REGISTRATION_DIALOG=FALSE
LICENSE_OPTION=2
SUPPRESS_SPEED_DIALOG=TRUE
SUPPRESS_PROXY_DIALOG=TRUE
INSTALL_QTJAVA=TRUE
INSTALL_QD3D=TRUE
INSTALL_QTINFO=TRUE

[QTPrefs]
ConnectionSpeed=Intranet
CSMultipleStreams=0


And of course you can get the full installer from:
http://www.apple.com/quicktime/download/standalone/

Does anyone have information/pdf/etc that explains all the options that can be used with QuickTimeInstaller.ini? Id like to be able to control even more of this install (no icon in task try, no quicklaunch icon, updater, etc).
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For what its worth, ill add my two cents...
there is quite literally less than a handful of relevant articles on the web regarding this - ive searched web and newsgroups, although i suspect that if quicktime were purchased in a volume licensing agreement, apple would then supply some documentation on distributing the standalone quicktime player - with quicktimeinstaller.ini...

here is the quicktimeinstaller.ini file i use to install the standalone quicktime 6 player:

[QTSETUP]
32Bit=FALSE
16BIT=FALSE
NO_DIALOGS=TRUE
SHOW_SAMPLE=FALSE
SHOW_README=FALSE
SHOW_PROGRAMFOLDER=FALSE
REGISTRATION_DIALOG=FALSE
LICENSE_OPTION=2
SUPPRESS_SPEED_DIALOG=TRUE
SUPPRESS_PROXY_DIALOG=TRUE
INSTALL_QTJAVA=FALSE
INSTALL_QD3D=TRUE
INSTALL_QTINFO=TRUE

[QTPREFS]
SHOW_HOTPICKS=FALSE
ConnectionSpeed=1.5 Mbps T1/Intranet/LAN
CSMultipleStreams=0

Not all options work though, so i have gotten around this in a couple of different combined ways...

i have installed (on win2k) and set all options/preferences etc., this information is stored in C:\Documents and Settings\All Users\Application Data\QuickTime\QuickTime.qtp

the order in which i install for the production environment is to call the quicktime installer so it uses the .ini file.

i then execute this vbscript that i wrote (it is intended to turn off the quicktime 6 system tray icon):

' declare everything
Option Explicit

' declare some objects
dim WshShell

' create the wsh object
Set WshShell = WScript.CreateObject("WScript.Shell")

' send the 'control+escape' keystrokes
WshShell.SendKeys "^{ESC}"

' send the 'r' keystroke
WshShell.SendKeys "R"

' send the 'quicktimeplayer.exe' keystrokes
WshShell.SendKeys "quicktimeplayer.exe"

' send the 'enter' keystroke
WshShell.SendKeys "{ENTER}"

' pause
WScript.Sleep 1500

' send the 'alt+e' keystrokes
WshShell.SendKeys "%E"

' send the 's' keystroke
WshShell.SendKeys "S"

' send the 'u' keystroke
WshShell.SendKeys "U"

' pause
WScript.Sleep 1500

' send 6 'tab' keystrokes
WshShell.SendKeys "{TAB}{TAB}{TAB}{TAB}{TAB}{TAB}"

' send the 'space' keystroke
WshShell.SendKeys " "

' pause
WScript.Sleep 1500

' send the 'alt+f4' keystrokes
WshShell.SendKeys "%{F4}"

next i install the preferences file that i have setup as i wanted into C:\Documents and Settings\All Users\Application Data\QuickTime\QuickTime.qtp

last thing is to clean up any unwanted shortcuts installed by the mindvision vise installer; all users\desktop\ + quicklaunch\quicktime player.lnk, start menu\programs\quicktime\ - picture viewer.lnk, quicktime updater.lnk, uninstall quicktime.lnk, leaving only the player and readme links.

i do have a couple of issues with this method:
sometimes during vbscript execution the 'upgrade to quicktime pro' message is shown, which effectively halts the vbs. apple have chosen not to use shorcut accelerator keys in any of their preferences/options screen or this nag screen either, effectively removing the ability to script an 'alt+l' keystroke, hence the convoluted '6 x tab' keystroke sequences in the vbs.

during installation, quicktime automatically installs and runs the systray icon 'qttask.exe', if the vbs is halted by the nag screen, the systray icon remains, even after installing my already configured .qtp preferences file. i know i could use tlist to get the pid of qttask.exe and then use kill to force-end the task, and then install my .qtp preferences file last, but i just couldnt be bothered doing this in an automated (wisescript) way!

if someone has anything else to add, i would be very interested.

if i could attach files, i would attach the installmaster 8.14 script, vbscript, and .ini file that i use!
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Here's the contents of the batch file I use to run the installer silently, delete shortcuts, and apply the registry change I mentioned above. I packaged all of these files together into silent and standard install executables using InstallShield's free app. Hope this helps, guys...

@Echo Off
QuickTimeInstaller.exe

Sleep 2

Copy Quicktime.qtp "C:\Documents and Settings\All Users\Application Data\QuickTime" /y

Mkdir "C:\Documents and Settings\All Users\Start Menu\Programs\Accessories\Quicktime"

Copy "C:\Documents and Settings\All Users\Start Menu\Programs\QuickTime\QuickTime Player.lnk" "C:\Documents and Settings\All Users\Start Menu\Programs\Accessories\Quicktime"

Del /Q "C:\Documents and Settings\All Users\Desktop\QuickTime Player.lnk"

Del /Q "C:\Documents and Settings\pmier\Application Data\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Quick Launch\QuickTime Player.lnk"

Rmdir /S /Q "C:\Documents and Settings\All Users\Start Menu\Programs\QuickTime"

Regedit /s qttask.reg
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Uninstall script for QuickTime-

Set WshShell = WScript.CreateObject("WScript.Shell")

WshShell.Run "C:\WINDOWS\unvise32qt.exe /s C:\WINDOWS\System32\QuickTime\Uninstall.log", 1

WScript.Sleep 500

' Activate app
WshShell.AppActivate "QuickTime Uninstall"

WScript.Sleep 500

' send 1 'tab' keystrokes
WshShell.SendKeys "{TAB}{TAB}"

' send the 'enter' keystroke
WshShell.SendKeys "{ENTER}"
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Noticed that QuickTime Update Helper only correctly functioned as an administrator (or maybe power user??) and kept displaying pop-ups telling to 'restart'. Not good for schools. However, after logging on as an administrator, the problem disappeared.

Discovered if you delete the following registry key after installing during a startup script, the Update Helper never loads, even for restricted users:

dim WshShell
Set WshShell = CreateObject("WScript.Shell")
WshShell.RegDelete "HKLM\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run\Quicktime Update Completion 0"
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Great stuff, guys!

I was looking for a way to do the same thing at a command prompt, so I could script it into an unattended install CD.

I found an easier (for me at least) way to eliminate the Quicktime icon in the taskbar:

Change the "HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Apple Computer, Inc.\QuickTime\ActiveX\QTTaskRunFlags" Value to "2".

Note: It WILL still appear in the taskbar until the system is either logged off or rebooted, but it doesn't return. This isn't a hack, it appears to actually uncheck the the "Quicktime System Tray Icon" checkbox within Quicktime itself.

I wrote a little batch file that runs the QT installer (in conjunction with the custom INI), copies the QTP, cleans out unneeded shortcuts, applies the registry change above, and moves the Quicktime program directory to the Accessories folder.

Voila! All I have to do is run the batch file and everything is done automatically!

If anyone's interested, I would be happy to post the contents of each file here...

Hope this helps,
x34
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Duscan,

The installer will automatically apply the settings in the INI if it sees it in the same directory in which it is run. It isn't necessary to use any command line switches...

x34
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Thanks alot, everyone, this has been exactly what I needed!

In addition to all of the above, I also added the following command to kill the qttask.exe process (so it's gone before the reboot):

kill -f qttask.exe

Your postings helped me turn this app from a badly-behaving repackaged MSI to a smooth-running vendor quiet install with customization. Thanks again!
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I just downloaded the full installer for version 6.4 and it no longer seems to use Quicktime.qtp in the All Users profile.

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Automated Installation & Configuration of QuickTime 6.5

TIP: I had installed and manually configured Quicktime for my work environment and then exported the registry folder&subkeys "HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Apple Computer, Inc."

I silently run this .reg file after installing QuicktimeFullInstaller.exe w/ QuicktimeInstaller.ini.
To silently add regkeys use the command "regedit /s <filename>.reg" at the command prompt, in a batchfile, or in a shell command from a vbs script. Lastly, delete the icons from the desktop and quicklaunch bar. TaskKill the qttask.exe and remove the regkey "HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run\QuickTime Task"
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To get rid of the nag screen asking you to 'upgrade to quicktime pro':

Install the application, then set the date forward 10 or so years. Then run the application, and hit ' LATER ' on the nag screen. Now close the player, and the date will be stored in the QuickTime.QTP file located under Documents And Settings/All Users/Application Data/Quicktime. Change your date back to normal and that screen is history :)

Now include the QTP file in your distribution (as described above), and the users wont see that nag screen for 10 or so years.

Kneedle
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for 6.5.2
chnage the 2 lines to
ConnectionSpeed=150000
CSMultipleStreams=1
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Thanks to the help of Henno.. the repackaging is working fine for quicktime 6.5.1 with this :

free Repackager of InstallShield:
http://support.installshield.com/kb/files/Q108601/setup.exe
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If you want to remove the tray icon use "install_quicklaunch_icons=false" in your QuickTimeInstaller.ini.

At present time my QuickTimeInstaller.ini looks like this:

[QTSETUP]
license_option=0
no_dialogs=true
registration_dialog=false
supress_speed_dialog=true
install_qtjava=true
install_qd3d=true
install_quicklaunch_icons=false
install_desktop_icons=false
show_sample=false
show_readme=false
show_programfolder=false
install_qtinfo=false
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Also, if I've noticed that if you try to install QuickTime on a system that doesnt have GFX drivers (or at least on my VMWare Win2K test computer - without the vmware tools installed) the QuickTimePluginInstall fails. Its suppose to run right as the last thing during the qt installation. With gfx drivers installed, it works like it should.

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Good .inf to configure QuickTime 6.5.2 hands free after QuickTime installer has run.

Look for entry by: gtaylor posted: Jan 30 2005
http://www.msfn.org/board/lofiversion/index.php/t36477.html

I have the files in the installer directory consisting of:

QuickTimeInstaller.exe (full installer)
QuickTimeInstaller.ini (Customisable Settings - Limited)
QuickTime.qtp (Preferences copied from All Users)
QuickTime.inf (as per link above)


Command Lines (inf command is Windows XP Command Line - Check if diff OS)

%systemdrive%\INSTALLS\QUICKTIME\QUICKTIMEINSTALLER.EXE

rundll32.exe setupapi,InstallHinfSection DefaultInstall 132 %systemdrive%\INSTALLS\QUICKTIME\QuickTime.inf


Notes:

eg: %systemdrive% = c:
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Hi,

I've found the following. Add these 2 lines to the [QTSETUP] section of QuickTimeInstaller.ini file:

install_desktop_icons=false
install_quicklaunch_icons=false

This, as you might guess, stops the installer putting icons on your desktop and in your quick launch bar. I haven't found how to stop it adding them to the Start bar yet though - anyone any ideas?

Hope that helps!

Matt.
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Here are some other default option:

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DEFAULT_INSTALLATION_TYPE=SetupType

Install QT Info :
INSTALL_QTINF=0

You can find more and also the other options in this discussion in viewing the QuickTimeInstaller.exe with a text edito like NotePad or the view function with Total Commander :)

And now here is my QuickTimeInstaller.ini :
[QTSETUP]
32Bit=FALSE
16Bit=FALSE
NO_DIALOGS=TRUE
SHOW_SAMPLE=FALSE
SHOW_README=FALSE
SHOW_PROGRAMFOLDER=FALSE
REGISTRATION_DIALOG=FALSE
LICENSE_OPTION=2
SUPPRESS_SPEED_DIALOG=TRUE
SUPPRESS_PROXY_DIALOG=TRUE
INSTALL_QTJAVA=TRUE
INSTALL_QD3D=TRUE
INSTALL_QTINFO=TRUE
INSTALL_QUICKLAUNCH_ICONS=TRUE
INSTALL_DESKTOP_ICONS=FALSE
INSTALL_QTTASK=FALSE

[QTPrefs]
ConnectionSpeed=Intranet
CSMultipleStreams=0
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Another Note:
Install and configure quicktime once and copy the file "C:\Documents and Settings\All Users\Application Data\QuickTime\QuickTime.qtp" to the same directory on each pc you install. This will keep most all settings!
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Follow this link for latest version of Quicktime on Windows 7:

http://msiworld.blogspot.com.au/2012/06/re-packaging-apple-quicktime-7728056.html

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Quicktime 7.6.9 command line auto deployment,
First the stand alone package can be downloaded by going to http://www.apple.com/quicktime/download

Once Downloaded start it and then open your temp folder(%temp%) and copy AppleApplicationSupport.msi

Now use the following commands to deploy,
quicktimeinstaller /passive
msiexec /i quicktime\AppleApplicationSupport.msi /passive

We deployed this ver 7.69.80.9 on 60 Windows XP and 18 Win7 computers resulting with no issues.
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