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08/28/2018 822 views
Greetings,

Has anyone tried installing the Adobe Connect MSI installer?  I'm trying to figure out the correct command line to make it install the Desktop and Start Menu shortcuts but Adobe's instructions a less than useful as they say use these parameters (0 to 3) but don't give any actual command line switch information (https://helpx.adobe.com/adobe-connect/installconfigure/install-application-for-desktop.html#DeployapplicationfordesktopusingMSIforadministrators).

Is anyone able to give some guidance on how to use their MSI?  I'm not strong with using MSI installs.

Thank you.
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Hi,

I got it working through command line like this:

msiexec /qn /i connect985_57.msi ICONS=3

That installed it silent and put the icon on my desktop and start menu. If you're pushing through Kace you won't have to prepend msisexec.

Hope this helps.


Answered 08/28/2018 by: feeldamped
Second Degree Blue Belt

  • You are a beautiful person figuring this out. So far it works with the exception of not putting the shortcut on the desktop. Start menu icons are there however. But I've only ran your command via administrator privileged command prompt. I will continue testing. Thank you for your help.
  • I've gotten it to deploy via Kace now. It appears to create the shortcuts under each new user profile. It's a bit odd but it appears to work. However, it still does not create the desktop shortcuts even though I have the icon=3 in the command line.
  • I edited the above to correct the command line install. Thanks, VBScab!

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Make sure ICONS is capitalised or the Windows Installer engine will ignore it. You can see the public property being used here, in this row from the CustomAction table:

_DE713506_5A0B_4CDC_92E6_7FD0ACAADE4F 3602 _71AD40AAD4B943929C65F8CFD7B43D3E /AdminModeInstall /ICONS=[ICONS]

As you will see, this is another abortion from Adobe, where the MSI is merely a vehicle for their own installer.
Answered 08/29/2018 by: VBScab
Red Belt

  • oooh, thank you. I was just messing with this again and saw mine was doing desktop shortcuts but not startmenu.

    ICONS fixed it.