Apple QuickTime --how to disable auto-update?

Unfortunately because Apple changes things in every version of quicktime, the AppDeploy articles are all over the place on how to properly disable auto-update.  Some say it's in the .qtp files, others in the .plist file, others still in the .xml file.  I'm using Admin Studio to customize a transform, and no matter what I do, the stupid auto-update is checked after deploy.  Or is there a better/updated article somewhere out there?  I do NOT want to use VB scripting to accomplish this.  Just straight Admin Studio and if I need to add some extra files/registry keys AFTER deploy, I can use ZCM/ZCCM to do that.

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Posted by: jagadeish 11 years ago
Posted by: SMal.tmcc 11 years ago
Red Belt

This worked on 7.7.2

Navigate to where the installer was downloaded. Extract the .msi files with:

QuickTimeInstaller.exe /extract


msiexec /i "AppleSoftwareUpdate.msi" /qn

msiexec /i "AppleApplicationSupport.msi" /qn

del %SystemRoot%\Tasks\AppleSoftwareUpdate.job

  • If you want to disable to autoupdate then there is no need to installed Applesoftwareupdate.msi file at all. Otherwise, you are installing the file but never using it when autoupdate is disabled.

    I have tested to run the Quictime.msi with these switches " /qn DESKTOP_SHORTCUTS=NO SCHEDULE_ASUW=0 ASUWINSTALLED=0"and it installed quicktime without any issue. No autoupdater is installed and no desktop short cut . - wicky 10 years ago
Posted by: Estes 11 years ago
Second Degree Blue Belt

I used Active Setup to copy the .qtp file that I created from a test install with the options I wanted to configure to%userprofile%\Local Settings\Application Data\Apple Computer\QuickTime

I changed properties REGSRCH_DESKTOP_SHORTCUTS=0 and SCHEDULE_ASUW=0 using my favorite msi editor and saved it as a transform.

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