Deploy Silverlight using SCCM 2012 R2

Deploy Silverlight using SCCM 2012 R2 : In this short post we will see how to deploy Silverlight using SCCM 2012 R2. Silverlight is a powerful development tool for creating engaging, interactive user experiences for Web and mobile applications. Silverlight is a free plug-in, powered by the .NET framework and compatible with multiple browsers, devices and operating systems, bringing a new level of interactivity wherever the Web works. In this post we will be deploying the latest version of Silverlight plugin using SCCM. The Silverlight plugin is available as an executable file (.exe) and unfortunately until you don’t extract the executable file you won’t get the msi file. I am not sure why Microsoft does not provide the msi files even though Silverlight is it’s own product. So to get the msi file we will extract the Silverlight to a folder using 7zip. We will use the msi file to deploy Silverlight using SCCM 2012 R2.

You can download the latest version of Silverlight plugin by clicking here.

Deploy Silverlight using SCCM 2012 R2

Create an application and specify the folder path containing the Silverlight.msi file. Click Next.

Deploy Silverlight using SCCM 2012 R2

Specify the Name and few details about the application. Click Next.

Deploy Silverlight using SCCM 2012 R2

Complete the next steps and click Close.

Deploy Silverlight using SCCM 2012 R2

Distribute the application to the DP and wait for the content status to turn green.

 

Deploy Silverlight using SCCM 2012 R2

 

In the SCCM console, under the list of applications, right click the Silverlight application and click Deploy. Deploy the application to the device collection and complete the deploy wizard. After few minutes, on the client computer we see the application is available. Select the application and click Install.

Deploy Silverlight using SCCM 2012 R2

On the client computer if we open the AppEnforce.log we see that the silverlight has been installed successfully.

Deploy Silverlight using SCCM 2012 R2

 

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Drew P
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Drew P

Hello Prajwal, love the site!

I am having the same issue that Khai Tran is having. When I run the .msi that is extracted from the latest Silverlight.exe, it only installs “silverlight_base” which shows up in appwiz.cpl as version 1.0.0.0. When I go to the page Microsoft supplies to check if Silverlight is installed (https://www.microsoft.com/getsilverlight/Get-Started/Install/Default) I am prompted to install and pages that require Silverlight don’t open.

I think that the changed something about the .msi so that it only contains the base and then still downloads more during install to fully install Silverlight, rendering this method no longer useful. 🙁

Khai Tran
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Khai Tran

Hi Prajwal, So i followed your instruction to create an application and it show the software installed. However, the version shown on Programs and Features as 1.0.0.0 and the program is nowhere to be found on the Program Files. Here’s what it shown on app discovery: +++ MSI application not discovered [MSI Product Code: {89F4137D-6C26-4A84-BDB8-2E5A4BB71E00}, MSI Product version: ] +++ Did not detect app deployment type Microsoft Silverlight – Windows Installer (*.msi file)(ScopeId_0351C728-23CB-41C1-BFCB-968B8B3D860E/DeploymentType_c963451c-e422-4389-b862-d86f4f2690ee, revision 1) for system. ActionType – Install will use Content Id: Content_c3cc506c-714f-4701-b7cb-732f46176557 + Content Version: 1 for AppDT “Microsoft Silverlight – Windows Installer (*.msi file)” [ScopeId_0351C728-23CB-41C1-BFCB-968B8B3D860E/DeploymentType_c963451c-e422-4389-b862-d86f4f2690ee], Revision… Read more »

Prashant
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Prashant

Hi Prajwal

Thanks for your blog it’s very helpful for me i have install SCCM 2012 r2 in my organization for test environment creat boundrys successfully but want to silver light install package on 5 system as testing how can i select those system or create group as test group

Regard’s

Prashant

Igor Bujaroski
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Igor Bujaroski

Hi Prajwal,
As I noticed in the .exe archive the MSI file is significantly low (38 kB) and there is yet another .7z file which is 12 MB and contains an MSP file (50 MB).
Do we need to provide the MSP as well or not?
Should we only provide the MSI file?

Arshad Husain
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Arshad Husain

Hi Prajwal,
Thanks for the Post. I done this steps for Both (32 bit & 64 Bit also) & working fine.
Best Regards,
Arshad

Prajwal Desai
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Prajwal Desai

Thanks Arshad.

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