I have read the instructions given by RealVNC on how to do a command line install of the new RealVNC 5 (found here https://www.realvnc.com/products/vnc/documentation/5.0/installing-removing/windows). RealVNC does not provide a MSI for the installer, just an executable. The instructions state that you have to run the command prompt as administrator on Windows 7 becuase of UAC. Is there a way to do this as a managed install on my K1000? Here is a summary of the command line instructions on RealVNC:


Open a Command Prompt. On Windows Vista and later, perform this operation as an administrator (right-click Start > All Programs > Accessories > Command Prompt and select Run as administrator), in order to suppress UAC prompts.

Run the following command:


By default, the following components are installed:

VNC Server.

VNC Viewer. To suppress installation, specify /COMPONENTS="WinVNC,WinVNC\VNCPrinter,WinVNC\VNCMirror"

VNC Mirror Driver. To suppress installation, specify /COMPONENTS="WinVNC,WinVNC\VNCPrinter,VNCViewer"

VNC Printer Driver. To suppress installation, specify /COMPONENTS="WinVNC,WinVNC\VNCMirror,VNCViewer"

After installation, you have to register a license key:

run the following command as a user with administrative privileges:

<install dir>/vnclicense.exe -add <license key>

By default, <install dir> is C:\Program Files\RealVNC\VNC Server.

Answer Summary:
name_of_the_file.exe /VERYSILENT /NORESTART, and the Kace Box takes care of UAC.
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The Kace box MI should take care of running it in a administrator cmd prompt and avoiding UAC. To create the install I would probably take the files and zip them all up along with a batch script that contains something like the following:

name_of_the_file.exe /VERYSILENT /NORESTART
%programfiles%\vnclicense.exe -add license_key

Then simply tell the Kace box to run the batch script. I haven't tested this, but in theory it should work. Please do heavy testing before trying this!

Answered 06/27/2012 by: Ben M
Ninth Degree Black Belt

  • This worked with no problems. If you are updating from a previous version, you do not have to register the license. It will carry settings and the license over to the 5.0 version.
  • Glad it worked for you.
  • I created an MI running this batch script from a network share, it installs fine within XP but seems to not run in Windows 7. I get the Kace alert that the software will be installed but immediately says it is finished and VNC is not installed.

    Batch file looks like:

    \\path\to\share\vnc.exe /VERYSILENT /NORESTART
    %programfiles%\vnclicense.exe -add license_key

    Any ideas on why it might not be running?
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