For Windows, you can use the parameters as part of the VidyoDesktop installation in two ways:

  • Pass the parameters as command line properties.
  • Pass the parameters through an MST file.

Both methods are explained in the following sections.

See the VidyoDesktop installation parameters article for a list of the supported VidyoDesktop installation parameters.

Passing VidyoDesktop Installation Parameters via Command Line Properties

You can add command line properties when running the msiexec command. For example:

msiexec /i path_to_the_msi_folder\UnifiedVidyoDesktopMsiInstaller.msi PORTALHISTORY="portal=https://vidyoportal.example.com&un=jsmith" CHECKFORUPGRADE=0t

Note: Separate more than one parameter with a space using the following syntax:
exe /MSI_parameter1 /MSI_parameter2 /MSI_parameter3

Passing VidyoDesktop Installation Parameters through an MST File

When you add the parameters to an MST file, it is read by the Microsoft Windows installer when running the VidyoDesktop installation. The MST file contains software configuration options, allows custom parameters to be used for the installation, and is used to configure test software.

In order to generate a .mst file, you must use a tool called ORCA.

To generate the .mst file:

  1. Install ORCA.
  2. Copy the .msi file to a local folder and open it with ORCA.
    The .msi is generated as a part of the VidyoDesktop build process and should be available in the release folder.
  3. Create a new transform:
    • Click on 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. For more information and examples, see the VidyoDesktop installation parameters article.
    • Once all the required changes to properties are done, select Transform > Generate Transform.
      This creates a .mst file.
    • Save the .mst file.
  4. 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\UnifiedVidyoDesktopMsiInstaller.msi TRANSFORMS=path_to_the_mst_folder\demomsi.mst
  5. Launch the app either from the Start menu or from the Program Files > VidyoDesktop.
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