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Note
This is a very quick and easy program to migrate over into .msi if you prefer Windows Installer format. Just clean up your package after compiling to remove non-Picasa related file and registry entries.

Also, running Picasa before completing your capture is probably something to be avoided. It will create many HKCU entries that will cause un-necessary .msi healing for a first time user.

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To permanently remove buttons from the picasa interface open
C:\Program Files\Picasa2\buttons\core-lh2.pbz (pkzip format) with an archiver like 7-zip and remove entries associated with commands.
BlogThis: {B9012CB2-DD50-49a5-B4CB-009344BBA285}.pbf
OrderPrints: {8E6A2DAF-0069-4df2-88D2-8B24BEEC9CA1}.pbf
WebUpload: {45EF212C-84AB-46c5-A42E-95023ED50C76}.pbf
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Be aware that the /S switch must be written in upper case.

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The uninstall is not completely quiet as it still asks if you wish to remove the database

Using the /S gets rid of all of the prompts except for the Yes/No for the database as stated above.
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picasa.exe /S for silent installation

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Security

Under a locked down environment users can still change the desktop wallpaper and screensaver using this application, via menu items "Create->Set as Desktop/Screensaver." Ensure you configure group policys under User Configuration\Admin emplates\Desktop & \ControlPanel\Display to set standards and prevent changes to those.

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If the /S switch is used Picasa automatically starts up.

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You can add /L to it so it doesn't launch picasa. So it would be

picasa.exe /S /L
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It's possible to make additionals options to the register after installation.

[HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Google\Picasa\Picasa2\Preferences]
"AutoUpgradeAsk"=dword:00000001
"AutoUpgradeCheck"=dword:00000000
"ReportStats"=dword:00000000
"newfeatureslink"=dword:00000000

This make:
No Silent Upgrade for Picasa
No Automatic Upgrade for Picasa
No Question for ReportStats to the first opening
No Help on website Picasa to the first opening
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To prevent picasa 2 or 3 from prompting users to scan their drive for pictures, create empty .db files in
%userprofile%\Local Settings\Application Data\Google\Picasa2\db3
albums_0.db
bigthumbs_0.db
bigthumbs_index.db
previews_0.db
previews_index.db
thumbindex.db
thumbs2_0.db
thumbs2_index.db
thumbs_0.db
thumbs_index.db
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Additionally to Radar69's entry. To disable Photo Viewer Configuration window after the first launch, add the following record in the registry:
[HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Google\Picasa\Picasa2\Preferences]
"ConfiguredSlingshot"=dword:00000006
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To prevent picasa 2 or 3 from prompting users to scan their drive for pictures, u only have to create an empty thumbs_index.db

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  • With 3.9 this does not work.

    The only file needed is thumbs_index.db, but if it is empty, Picasa will throw an error.
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Issues with Vmware ThinApp 4.0.0 through 4.0.3.
When choosing a custom folder/image to import in Picasa, an error-dialog pops up saying Picasa3Temp couldn't be renamed.
If you choose another path to import to from the Open-dialog, the error doesn't appear. The default path can't be properly read.
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2.0

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"C:\Program Files\Picasa2\Uninstall.exe" "D:\Program Files\Picasa2\Uninstall.exe" "C:\Program Files\Picasa\Uninstall.exe" "E:\Program Files\Picasa2\Uninstall.exe" "U:\My Pictures\Picasa2\Uninstall.exe" "E:\Program Files (x86)\Picasa2\Uninstall.exe" "C:\Do

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