Another Quicktime question

I read through all the posts on the deployment of Quicktime and did not really see my question addressed so here goes. The closest thing I saw was setting a registry entry to disable the Quicktime tray icon. I have been able to get the latest verison of Quicktime to install unattended using the network install distribution method after being modified by Orca but it also installs an executable under program files qttask.exe that is called from the registry and run at bootup. It is located under HKLM run. I would like to prevent the deployment of the exectuable but I cannot find where it is coming from or how it is getting installed. I have looked all through the quicktime.msi in Orca and searched through the network install location but I have been unable to find anything related to it. It's like it just magically appears during the install. I'm sure that the msi just needs a little tweaking to fix this but it has got me stumped. Any ideas?

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Posted by: turbokitty 15 years ago
6th Degree Black Belt
1) Check the package knowledge database, there's info on your issue there.

2) You shouldn't be directly editting a vendor's msi. You should be using an MST
Posted by: joedown 15 years ago
Third Degree Brown Belt
The package knowledge base is where I got most of the information to make the modifications but my question is not covered there that I can see. I am specifically wanting to know where the qttask.exe file is coming from. I cannot find it in the network distribution point or where it might be in the MSI. I did not see anything on how to create an MST to prevent the qttask.exe from being installed, only to disable the tray icon. I suppose I could live with this extra process running on our PC's but if there is a way to disable during install that would be best.

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Posted by: wd40 15 years ago
Orange Senior Belt
Just wanted to let you know that I am also working on that... currently, i am working on some way to write that key in the registry. So far, nothing worked but I am working on it. I have added several key to the registry (For exemple, associated .mov file with QuickTime) but that one to disable the qttask.exe isnt working for some odd and werid reason....
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