Thursday, 12 November 2009

Quick Time Player 7.64.17

Hey Folks,
Here are my notes for packaging Quicktime 7.64 so that the customized files are stored locally on the machine (e.g. If a PC is off the network and a new user logs in, it will not need to go back to the installation media to for the customized user files)
It's quite easy to follow. You can customize other options as you wish, but the basics are here to make packaging it nice and simple.
Extracted msi and QuickTimeInstallerAdmin.exe

Created admin install
Added the file QuickTimeInstallerAdmin.exe into the admin installation folder as the installation will not work without it
Created a transform and applied the following changes
User Interface sequence-Commented out the 'InitInstallOptionsCheckboxes' custom action (this will uncheck the 'Install Desktop shortcuts' and 'Automatically update Quicktime and other Apple Software' options)
Execute Immediate Sequence-Commented out the 'Launch_QTTask' custom action (this will prevent the Quicktime from launching in the System tray)

Created the feature 'CurrentUser' and made this the parent for the 'QuickTimeEssentials' feature
Created the component 'User_Settings'-Assigned Feature = CurrentUser-Directory = Program Files\QuickTime\User_Settings
Added the following files to the 'User_Settings' component-QTPlayerSession.xml-QuickTime.qtp
Added the following registry settings to the 'User_Settings' component (NOTE the /fup to install the missing user profile files)
[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Active Setup\Installed Components\[ProductCode]]@="[ProductName]""+"="""StubPath"="msiexec.exe /fup [ProductCode] /qn""Version"="[ProductVersion]"
Created the component 'Duplicate_Files'-Assigned Feature = CurrentUser-Directory = Windows\Profiles\Local Settings\Application Data\Apple Computer\QuickTime
Addded the following Duplicate file entries to the DuplicateFile component- Existing File = 'Program Files\QuickTime\User_Settings\QuickTime.qtp'- Destination Directory = 'Windows\Profiles\Local Settings\Application Data\Apple Computer\QuickTime'
- Existing File = 'Program Files\QuickTime\User_Settings\QTPlayerSession.xml'- Destination Directory = 'Windows\Profiles\Application Data\Apple Computer\QuickTime'
Added the following registry key to the 'Duplicate_Files' component and set it as the keypath
[HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Apple Computer, Inc.\QuickTime]""="DummyRegKey"
Disable ActiveX update.
In the Registry Table set the following Values


  1. Fileassociation will take place effectively when dependent application is installed before Quicktime application is installed.

  2. Remove :

    "HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run" key value "QuickTime Task"="\"C:\\Program Files\\QuickTime\\qttask.exe\" -atboottime".

  3. BTW - don't use ProductVersion in Active Setup as it needs commas instead of decimal points. Otherwise future active setups won't run when the version increases.