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Posted by SIR
Trigon

No desktop shortcut on silent MSI installations

Hello Teamviewer Community,

Is there a command line parameter to avoid the creation of a desktop shortcut for the Teamviewer 12 MSI package ?  (Ex: "NODESKTOPSHORTCUT"=1)

I looked the MSI package with Orca but i didn't find the entry line for the desktop shortcut...

Thanks for your help !

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Posted by TeamViewer Staff
TeamViewer Staff
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Re: No desktop shortcut on silent MSI installations

Hello,

currently there is no command line parameter to control the desktop shortcut.

I've put your request as new feature request to our list. However, I cannot promise you if or when this feature will be implemented.

Kind regards,
Christian

Team Lead Product Development (Enterprise)

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Posted by TeamViewer Staff
TeamViewer Staff
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Re: No desktop shortcut on silent MSI installations

Hello,

currently there is no command line parameter to control the desktop shortcut.

I've put your request as new feature request to our list. However, I cannot promise you if or when this feature will be implemented.

Kind regards,
Christian

Team Lead Product Development (Enterprise)

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Posted by Mabilode
Digon

Re: No desktop shortcut on silent MSI installations

We are Upgrading soon, it would be a really good improvement from the Teamviewer 11 package. Also if there could be a way to remove the first login pop up from the MSI.

Right now we have a custom MST for the MSI to import the Reg settings + block the first login popup from an active setup registry config and then we remove the shortcut with a .bat.

 

Posted by dcairns
Henagon

Re: No desktop shortcut on silent MSI installations

Any news on this one ? What is the msi switch to remove the desktop shortcut? 

Thanks 

Diego

Posted by Hibiki
Henagon

Re: No desktop shortcut on silent MSI installations

Any update on this feature?

We are about to deploy the TV Host in the organization and I would avoit du use a cleanup script to delete unwanted shortcuts on the desktop.

Regards.

Posted by dcairns
Henagon

Re: No desktop shortcut on silent MSI installations

I run this when I deploy it with MDM: 

cmd.exe /c "del "C:\Users\Public\Desktop\TeamViewer 12 Host.lnk" /f /q"

hope this helps. 

d

Posted by cavementech
Henagon

Re: No desktop shortcut on silent MSI installations

Do you mind generalizing your script for installation and the deletion of the TV icon.

When I run my script, it runs the del script but TV hasn't finished installing, so it states could not find the shortcut.
Jason Crockett
IT Systems Engineer
Intrepid Potash
Posted by Mabilode
Digon

Re: No desktop shortcut on silent MSI installations

So Everyone,

this Post is Solved, so I don't know why people are still posting here.

teamviewer host is now a full fledge MSI, and not an MSI Wrapper for an exe so no need for a second command to delete the shortcut. It's posted at the Top.

Here is My command Line

msiexec /i TeamViewer_Host.msi DESKTOPSHORTCUTS=0 CUSTOMCONFIGID=YOURIDHERE IMPORTREGFILE=1 /qb /l*v C:\Temp\TeamViewer_TeamViewerHost_13.2.5287.log

if i can help anyone,

BTW it not documented but the old way of renaming the MSI with -IDC %ID% does not work now. you need the CUSTOMCONFIGID=

Regards,

Posted by cavementech
Henagon

Re: No desktop shortcut on silent MSI installations

I don't see any indication this was closed. I apologize for asking a question in a solved post. However, what you provided was what I needed.
Jason Crockett
IT Systems Engineer
Intrepid Potash