In this post we will see how to deploy Microsoft Visio 2013 viewer using SCCM. In my previous post we saw the steps to deploy Microsoft Visio 2013 using SCCM. Recently one of the user contacted me through contact form and asked me to provide the steps to deploy Visio 2013 viewer. This post will show you the steps to deploy Visio viewer 2013 using configuration Manager. Microsoft Visio 2013 Viewer allows anyone to view Visio drawings inside their Microsoft Internet Explorer Web browser.
The Visio viewer is available in both 32-bit and 64 bit versions. With Visio Viewer, you can open, view, or print Visio drawings, even if you don’t have Visio installed. In this post as an example, I have got 32-bit Microsoft Visio 2013 Viewer downloaded from here.
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How to deploy Microsoft Visio 2013 Viewer using SCCM
Download the latest version of Visio Viewer from the Microsoft Download Center. Launch the Configuration Manager console and navigate to Software Library > Overview > Application Management > Applications. Right click on Applications and click Create Application. Click on Manually specify the application information. Click Next.
On the General Information dialog, specify the Name of the app and some more details. Click Next.
In the Deployment Types dialog, click on Add. This will open up a new window.
On the General page, click on Manually specify the deployment type information. Click Next.
Specify a name for the deployment type. Click Next.
Provide the path where the content is present. Specify installation program as “visioviewer32bit.exe” /quiet /norestart. Click Next.
For detection method, click on Add Clause and choose the Setting Type as File System.
Type – File
Path – %ProgramFiles(x86)%Microsoft OfficeOffice15
File or Folder name – VPREVIEW.EXE
Next, click “The file system must satisfy the following rule to indicate presence of this application”.
Set Property – Version
Set Operator – Equals
Set Value – 15.0.4420.1017
On the User Experience dialog, specify the Install behavior, Logon requirement and program visibility to the settings shown in the below screenshot. Click Next.
Complete the rest of steps by clicking Next. On the completion dialog, click Close.
Once your application is ready, right click the application and click Distribute Content. Choose the distribution point(s) where you want to the content to be distributed. Once the content is available with the distribution point, right click on the application and click Deploy to deploy the application to the collection. You could deploy the app as available or deploy it as required.
Launch the software center on the client computer. Select the Visio viewer app and click Install Selected.