In this post I will cover the steps to deploy Snagit using SCCM. The steps are very much similar to deploying camtasia using SCCM. If you talk about image capture tool, Snagit stands out from rest of the softwares. Snagit 2018 is the only screen capture software with built-in advanced image editing and screen recording. Not only it is easy to use but it also features great tools to edit the captured images. Snagit is owned by Techsmith and you can read about Snagit features here.
When you deploy any paid software, you are most worried about licensing. You cannot pass the key to users. This is not recommended as they might use it for personal use. Using Techsmith deployment tool, you can customize Snagit installation. In addition you can also specify the license info. This tool works only with Techsmith products.
Customize Snagit using Techsmith Deployment Tool
Snagit is usually available for download as executable file. However Snagit is also available as msi installer for enterprise deployments. You download the .msi installer and customize it using deployment tool. Techsmith deployment tool is available for download here.
Download the tool and run as administrator. On the Welcome page, click Open MSI Package. Open the Snagit msi installer. I noticed that there are more options to customize Snagit.
Under General Options, you can specify username and software key. You can also specify custom installation path.
Under Disable Snagit Settings, there are many features that you can disable.
You can also customize features that are installed.
Create a transform file and close the tool. You will notice that you now have a batch file, mst file and Snagit msi installer file. We will use all the three to deploy Snagit using SCCM.
Deploy Snagit using SCCM [Enterprise Deployment Guide]
We will take a look at steps to deploy Snagit using SCCM. Launch configuration manager console. Right click Applications and click Create Application. Choose Manually specify the application the application information.
Let’s add a detection method. Choose Windows Installer as Setting Type. Click Browse and select Snagit msi file. The product code gets populated automatically. Click OK and complete the remaining steps.
On the client machine, launch software center. Select Snagit app and click Install. The installation should work fine.