In some enterprises there may be a strict domain policy in place, which prevents users from installing software themselves. In these instances software is packaged and deployed using Group Policy Objects (GPOs), which are determined by group membership. Glasscubes provides an MSI installer for this purpose.

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Installation instructions

The exact installation of the application may vary depending on your own environment. When running msiexec.exe we recommend setting the following parameters:

msiexec.exe /i "K:\Glasscubes\Desktop Connect.msi" ALLUSERS=2 ARPSYSTEMCOMPONENT=0 /m MSISPQJA /qn /l*v K:\install.log

  • ALLUSERS = 2 – will install Desktop Connect per-machine (rather than per user).
  • ARPSYSTEMCOMPONENT=0 – Desktop Connect will appear in the Add or Remove Programs list of Control Panel.

Upgrading an MSI installation

The MSI version of Desktop Connect will not automatically update.

If you would like to manually update the application you can run the normal command to upgrade Desktop Connect, there are no extra flags required.

NOTE: If Desktop Connect is running at the time of the upgrade, it automatically reboots the machine to finish the install.

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