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How to deploy VLC media player using SCCM

In this post we will see how to deploy VLC media player using SCCM. VLC media player is a free and open source cross-platform multimedia player and framework. VLC media player plays most multimedia files as well as DVDs, Audio CDs, VCDs, and various streaming protocols. This player is compatible with almost all the operating systems. It also allows customization using some cool skins. Using SCCM we will deploy VLC media player silently.

How to deploy VLC media player using SCCM

To deploy VLC media player using SCCM, launch the SCCM console. Navigate to Software Library > Overview > Application Management > Applications. Right click Applications and click Create Application. 

How to deploy VLC media player using SCCM

Specify information about the application and click Next.

How to deploy VLC media player using SCCM

You could choose a fancy icon that is displayed in software center. Click Next.

How to deploy VLC media player using SCCM

Let’s add a deployment type by clicking Add. In the next step select Manually specify the deployment type information and click Next.

How to deploy VLC media player using SCCM

Provide the path to the folder where the VLC setup file is present.

Specify Installation program as – vlc-2.2.6-win32 /L=1033 /S

Specify Uninstall program as – %ProgramFiles(x86)%\VideoLAN\VLC\uninstall.exe /S

Click Next.

How to deploy VLC media player using SCCM

Specify the detection rule settings as shown in the below screenshot.

Choose the setting type as File System.

Type – File

Path – %ProgramFiles(x86)%\VideoLAN\VLC\

File or folder name – vlc executable file.

Click OK.

How to deploy VLC media player using SCCM

In the User Experience settings, configure the following

Installation behavior – Install for system if resource is device; otherwise install for user.

Logon requirement – Whether or not a user is logged on.

Installation program visibility – Hidden.

How to deploy VLC media player using SCCMClick Next for rest of the steps (unless you want to configure requirements, dependencies etc).

Click Close.

How to deploy VLC media player using SCCMThe next step is to distribute the content to distribution point(s). Once the content is available, deploy the application to the collection.

Finally on the client computer launch the Software Center. Under the applications, choose the VLC app and click Install.

How to deploy VLC media player using SCCM

The installation is quick. Open AppEnforce.log and look for installation progress.

How to deploy VLC media player using SCCM

Testing the app uninstall and it works fine. Cheers ­čÖé

How to deploy VLC media player using SCCM

Prajwal Desai

Hi, I am Prajwal Desai. For last few years I have been working on multiple technologies such as SCCM / Configuration Manager, Intune, Azure, Security etc. I created this site so that I can share valuable information with everyone.

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20 Comments

  1. Hi Prajawal, I am new to this. My organisation wants me to push the update for VLC media player later version through intune. I will be grateful if you can guide me through this.
    The current version is 3.0.8 and we want to update it to the latest one in all the PCs.

    Kind regards,
    Shivani

  2. i came across your post and i am having an issue uninstalling VLC using the software center. under more information on the issue “The software could not be found on any servers at this time.”

    any thoughts?

  3. Is there any way to stop the installation forcing an icon on the desktop?
    This is the same way as I have installed my VLC and even if you delete the desktop icon, the next sccm audit puts it back

  4. I had to use quotation marks for Installation Program, such as “vlc-2.2.6-win32.exe” /L=1033 /S

    *you also forgot the EXE above, as you had vlc-2.2.6-win32 /L=1033 /S

    Thank you for the post, as it helped a great deal…as all your SCCM posts have helped me.

  5. Also interesting for 2.2.6:
    Adding –no-qt-privacy-ask –no-qt-updates-notif to the the VLC .lnk file and you won’t get the notification on startup

  6. Thank you for the post. Is there a way to disable auto updates for VLC before deployment?

      1. because non admins don’t have the rights to install or update an executable, so it’s a waste of time for them.

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