In this post we will see how to deploy VLC media player using SCCM. VLC media player is a free and open source cross-platform multimedia player and framework. VLC media player plays most multimedia files as well as DVDs, Audio CDs, VCDs, and various streaming protocols. This player is compatible with almost all the operating systems. It also allows customization using some cool skins. Using SCCM we will deploy VLC media player silently.
How to deploy VLC media player using SCCM
To deploy VLC media player using SCCM, launch the SCCM console. Navigate to Software Library > Overview > Application Management > Applications. Right click Applications and click Create Application.
Specify information about the application and click Next.
You could choose a fancy icon that is displayed in software center. Click Next.
Let’s add a deployment type by clicking Add. In the next step select Manually specify the deployment type information and click Next.
Provide the path to the folder where the VLC setup file is present.
Specify Installation program as – vlc-2.2.6-win32 /L=1033 /S
Specify Uninstall program as – %ProgramFiles(x86)%\VideoLAN\VLC\uninstall.exe /S
Specify the detection rule settings as shown in the below screenshot.
Choose the setting type as File System.
Type – File
Path – %ProgramFiles(x86)%\VideoLAN\VLC\
File or folder name – vlc executable file.
In the User Experience settings, configure the following
Installation behavior – Install for system if resource is device; otherwise install for user.
Logon requirement – Whether or not a user is logged on.
Installation program visibility – Hidden.
Finally on the client computer launch the Software Center. Under the applications, choose the VLC app and click Install.
The installation is quick. Open AppEnforce.log and look for installation progress.
Testing the app uninstall and it works fine. Cheers 🙂