I'm trying to package iTunes for a Config Manager deployment and want to control the two iTunesPrefs.xml files that are distributed, idealy from the MSI/MST. Using a script to copy the files after the install won't work because of the self heal that'll kick off when the users launches it for the first time.
I'm pretty sure these files are getting created during the install via Custom Actions but I can't figure out which one(s). My goal is to delete the CU's and add the two XML files as files so Active Setup will install my 'correct' files. Shouldn't be that difficult should it? Can anyone confirm these files are created via CU?
Piyushnasa is right (well since the last time I packaged itunes). The xml files are created by the app if they are missing.
What I did, was used the self-heal to my advantage and included the xml files.
Also since in my case, it was the first time deploying a managed version of itunes (vs manual install), I used the removefile table to remove existing xml files.
Though be warned I had to build the folder structure in the directory table for both locations of the xml file since those folders are not in the msi. I put my directory edits at the bottom.
Also if I remember correctly, itunes creates an alternative local directory for repairs, so if you include a cab or files via mst repairs will fail since the souce itunes creates does not copy those file over. To get around this, I actually install the xml file (yes you can combine them into 1 universal version) to INSTALLDIR, then use the duplicatefiles table/action to install in proper location. This way repairs will still work without having to mess with iTunes custom source, repair setup.
HC_W7_APPDATA USERPROFILE AppData
HC_W7_APPLELOCAL HC_W7_LOCAL Apple~1|Apple Computer
HC_W7_APPLEROAM HC_W7_ROAMING Apple~1|Apple Computer
HC_W7_ITUNESLOCAL HC_W7_APPLELOCAL iTunes
HC_W7_ITUNESROAM HC_W7_APPLEROAM iTunes
HC_W7_LOCAL HC_W7_APPDATA Local
HC_W7_ROAMING HC_W7_APPDATA Roaming
HC_XP_APPDATA USERPROFILE APPLIC~1|Application Data
HC_XP_APPDATA_LOC HC_XP_LOCALSETTINGS APPLIC~1|Application Data
HC_XP_APPLE HC_XP_APPDATA APPLEC~2|Apple Computer
HC_XP_APPLE_LOC HC_XP_APPDATA_LOC APPLEC~2|Apple Computer
HC_XP_ITUNES HC_XP_APPLE iTunes
HC_XP_ITUNES_LOC HC_XP_APPLE_LOC iTunes
HC_XP_LOCALSETTINGS USERPROFILE LOCAL~1|Local Settings