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VidyoConnect for Desktop MSI Installer

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

The VidyoConnect MSI installer supports the following parameters:

Parameter Description Value Type Default
Value
Notes
ALWAYSONTOP

Causes the VidyoConnect desktop application window to always remain on top of other windows.

Boolean:

1 to enable;

0 to disable

Disabled 

If the parameter is passed with a value = 1, the VidyoConnect desktop application will always remain on top of other applications.

If the parameter is not passed or is passed with a value = 0, the VidyoConnect desktop application will remain on top of other applications only while content is being shared.

AUTOANSWER

Sets VidyoConnect to accept any incoming calls automatically.

Boolean:

1 to enable;

0 to disable

Disabled 

Calls are answered after three seconds. 

Once an admin specifies a value for this parameter, a user will not be able to override this behavior. 
AUTOSTART

Sets VidyoConnect to automatically start when the user logs in to Windows.

By default, VidyoConnect is disabled for autostart.

Boolean:

1 to enable;

0 to disable

0 = Disabled

If set to true (=1), auto start is enabled on the local machine and the user cannot disable it.

If set to false (=0) or the parameter is not passed by the admin, auto start is disabled and users can enable it for their own account.

DEFAULTTAB

Specifies the default tab VidyoConnect will select after login to one of these values: [Meetings|Contacts|Rooms|
Dialout]

String Rooms Once an admin specifies the default tab, a user cannot change it.
DISABLENOTIFICATIONSOUNDS

Disables notification sounds.

By default, notification sounds are enabled.

Boolean:

1 to disable;

0 to ignore
0 = Enabled  

None

PORTALURL

Specifies the VidyoPortal tenant URL. 

String None None

 

Starting with the 19.4.1 release of the VidyoConnect desktop application, any .msi argument passed will be stored under HKLM.

 

Storage of Values

The values are stored in: HKLM\SOFTWARE\Classes\VidyoConnect\InstallParameters.

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\VidyoConnectMsiInstaller-winXBitX-TAG_VCOND_X_Y_Z_R.msi
PORTALURL="https://vidyocloud.com" AUTOSTART=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 VidyoConnect 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\VidyoConnectMsiInstaller-winXBitX-TAG_VCOND_X_Y_Z_R.msi TRANSFORMS=path_to_the_mst_folder\demomsi.mst
  7. Launch the app either from the Start menu or from Program Files > VidyoConnect.
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