Deploy Silverlight using SCCM 2012 R2 : In this short post we will see how to deploy Silverlight using SCCM 2012 R2. Silverlight is a powerful development tool for creating engaging, interactive user experiences for Web and mobile applications. Silverlight is a free plug-in, powered by the .NET framework and compatible with multiple browsers, devices and operating systems, bringing a new level of interactivity wherever the Web works. In this post we will be deploying the latest version of Silverlight plugin using SCCM. The Silverlight plugin is available as an executable file (.exe) and unfortunately until you don’t extract the executable file you won’t get the msi file. I am not sure why Microsoft does not provide the msi files even though Silverlight is it’s own product. So to get the msi file we will extract the Silverlight to a folder using 7zip. We will use the msi file to deploy Silverlight using SCCM 2012 R2.
You can download the latest version of Silverlight plugin by clicking here.
Deploy Silverlight using SCCM 2012 R2
Create an application and specify the folder path containing the Silverlight.msi file. Click Next.
Specify the Name and few details about the application. Click Next.
Complete the next steps and click Close.
Distribute the application to the DP and wait for the content status to turn green.
In the SCCM console, under the list of applications, right click the Silverlight application and click Deploy. Deploy the application to the device collection and complete the deploy wizard. After few minutes, on the client computer we see the application is available. Select the application and click Install.
On the client computer if we open the AppEnforce.log we see that the silverlight has been installed successfully.