Vidyo Neo™ for Desktop includes an admin installer that enables IT admins and enterprises to provision Vidyo Neo for Desktop seamlessly across their tenant base. This is an admin-level function.

Vidyo Neo passes these meeting parameters:

Parameter Description Value Type Default Value Vidyo Neo Property Name
DISABLEAUTOSTART

Disables Vidyo Neo autostart in the registry.

By default, Vidyo Neo is enabled for autostart.

Boolean:

1 to disable;

0 to enable
0 = Enabled N/A
DISABLENOTIFICATIONSOUNDS

Disables notification sounds.

By default, notification sounds are enabled.
 

Boolean:

1 to disable;

0 to ignore
0 = Enabled  

DisableNotificationSounds - String representing boolean "0" or "1".

"1" = Disables NotificationSounds.

"0" = Allows user to enable or disable NotificationSounds; this is the default.
 PORTALURL

The VidyoPortal URL. 

Currently used only by Vidyo Neo.

String None PortalURL - Uses the default VidyoPortal URL when the user logs in if there isn't one.

 

 

There is no related property for the DISABLEAUTOSTART feature because autostart does not invovle the UI. Autostart is a system registry entry that tells the system whether to start Vidyo Neo for the user when they log in after the first reboot.

 

Storage of Values

The values are stored in HKCU\\Software\Vidyo\Vidyo Neo\\InstallParameter.

Installation

There are two ways to execute the MSI:

  • Execute the MSI with command line properties.
  • Pass the parameters through an MST file.

Both of these are described below.

Executing the MSI with Command Line Properties

To execute the MSI with command line properties, you must run the MSIEXEC command with the properties as the command line arguments. For example:

msiexec /i path_to_the_msi_folder\NeoDesktopMsiInstaller.msi PORTALURL="portal=https://vidyocloud.com" DISABLEAUTOSTART=0 DISABLENOTIFICATIONSOUNDS=0

Providing the Parameters Through an MST File

The MST file is a settings file used by the Microsoft Windows Installer. It contains software configuration options that allow custom parameters to be used for the installation, and is used to configure test software.

Several tools are available that enable you to generate a .mst file. For example, one such tool is called Orca. In the following steps, we explain how to generate the .mst file using Orca.

To generate the .mst file:

  1. Install Orca.
    If you would like information about how to install Orca, you may find the following article helpful  https://www.hass.de/content/how-install-microsoft-orca.
  2. Copy the .msi file to a local folder and open it with Orca.
    The .msi is generated as a part of the Vidyo Neo build process and should be available in the release folder.
  3. Create a new transform:
    • Click Properties in the list of tables on the right-hand side.
      You will see all the properties that are already programmed as well as the custom secure properties that can be programmed externally. The properties that are in capital letters are public properties and can be modified.
    • Right-click in the Property/Value section, select Add Row, and insert the property and value.
      You can look up the property from the list of custom properties.
  4. Once all the required changes to properties are done, select Transform > Generate Transform.
    This creates a .mst file.
  5. Save the .mst file.
  6. Execute the MSI with the transforms by running the following through a command line or in a batch script:
    msiexec /i path_to_the_msi_folder\NeoDesktopMsiInstaller.msi TRANSFORMS=path_to_the_mst_folder\demomsi.mst
  7. Launch the app either from the Start menu or from Program Files > NeoDesktop.
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