MSI Deploy with Auto-Update Disabled

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MSI Deploy with Auto-Update Disabled

Postby relaxedcrazyman » 19. Aug 2019, 18:13

Hello,

I found the command to disable the update prompt through CMD: VBoxManage setextradata global GUI/UpdateDate never
Is there a way to set this during the MSI install? We are currently deploying through SCCM.

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Re: MSI Deploy with Auto-Update Disabled

Postby scottgus1 » 19. Aug 2019, 18:21

Check the manual, section 2.1.5, for switches for an unattended install. Does not appear to have a "no-updates" switch.
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Re: MSI Deploy with Auto-Update Disabled

Postby relaxedcrazyman » 19. Aug 2019, 18:37

Any thoughts on how I can run this after the fact for the machines that have Vbox deployed?
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Re: MSI Deploy with Auto-Update Disabled

Postby scottgus1 » 19. Aug 2019, 18:41

Not really. Try the SCCM documentation? Maybe there's a way to run post-install .cmd's?
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Re: MSI Deploy with Auto-Update Disabled

Postby relaxedcrazyman » 19. Aug 2019, 20:29

I was thinking about maybe doing the install as a task sequence in SCCM.
Before I go down that road, is there a GPO that can be deployed to disable auto-update? (I tried searching but could not find anything relevant)
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Re: MSI Deploy with Auto-Update Disabled

Postby scottgus1 » 19. Aug 2019, 20:31

Not specifically for Virtualbox, I'd think. You might be able to find out what internet site Virtualbox uses to query for updates & block that site in the firewall through GPO.
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Re: MSI Deploy with Auto-Update Disabled

Postby socratis » 20. Aug 2019, 05:50

relaxedcrazyman wrote:I found the command to disable the update prompt through CMD: VBoxManage setextradata global GUI/UpdateDate never

You got to remember that this setting is per user. So you have to find a way to "augment" the VirtualBox.xml file in the users' "C:\Users\<user\.VirtualBox\VirtualBox.xml". You could do that by having a users' login script that issues that command.
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