In this post we will see how to deploy TeamViewer software using SCCM. TeamViewer is an app that allows you to remotely connect to multiple workstations. There are many apps that allow remote control of different systems, but TeamViewer is set up to be extremely accessible, while also being powerful. Whether managing an IT department or just helping your neighbor down the street fix their computer, it is an application worth installing on your system.
TeamViewer MSI is an alternative installation package for the full version of TeamViewer or for TeamViewer Host. TeamViewer MSI is used to deploy TeamViewer via Group Policy (GPO) in an Active Directory domain. TeamViewer MSI is only available with a Corporate license.
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How to deploy TeamViewer Software using SCCM
Download the TeamViewer software. Double click the software and do not click install or next. When you run the software, another executable file and a ini file is extracted. This setup file can be found under current user account appdatalocaltempTeamViewer folder. Copy the TeamViewer_.exe to the folder on the SCCM server. We will use this executable file to install TeamViewer.
Launch the Configuration Manager console, click Software Library, under Application Management right click Applications and click Create Application. Choose Manually specify the application information and click Next.
On the General Information page, specify some information about the application such as Name, Publisher etc. Click Next.
You can specify more information about the TeamViewer application here, the information specified here will be seen by user in the Application Catalog. Click Next.
We will configure the Deployment Type for TeamViewer software. Click on Add. In the General page, choose Type as Script Installer click Manually specify the deployment type information. Click Next
Specify some information about this deployment type and click Next.
For the Content Location, provide the path where the TeamViewer setup file is present. In my case I have copied the setup file to a folder named Team Viewer on SCCM server. The next step is to specify install and uninstall command.
Specify the Installation Program as “TeamViewer_.exe” /S
Specify the Uninstall Program as “%ProgramFiles(x86)%Teamvieweruninstall” /S
Note – In the above commands use /S (uppercase S), lowercase ‘s’ may not work correctly.
Detection Method – Detection methods allow the administrator to check if application is already installed. It can also prevent an install of an application if it conflicts with another application that is already installed. In this step you configure the rules to detect whether the application already exists on the client machine. Click Configure rules to detect the presence of this deployment type and click on Add Clause.
On the Detection Rule window, choose Setting Type as File System. Under Specify the file or folder to detect the app, set the following
Type – File
Path – %ProgramFiles(x86)%TeamViewer
File or Folder name – TeamViewer.exe
Click The file system setting must satisfy the following rule to indicate the presence of this application.
Set Property = Version
Operator = Equals
Value = 11.0.63017.0 (This value may vary with the version of TeamViewer that you download. You can get the Value by checking the properties of Teamviewer app).
Click OK and then Next.
Selection the Installation behavior as Install for system if resource is device else install for user, Logon requirement as Whether or not a user is logged on and Installation program visibility to Hidden. Click Next.
For rest of the steps click Next and finally click Close.
Right click the TeamViewer application and click on Distribute Content. After you distribute the application to DP, right click on the TeamViewer software and click on Deploy. Choose the Collection where this application is to be deployed. After few minutes the TeamViewer software can be seen in the Software Center. Select the app and click on Install. The app is downloaded from the DP and installed.
If you want to know what’s going in the background during the software installation, open the AppEnforce.log file on the client computer using CMTrace tool. If the app fails to install you check this file for troubleshooting purpose.