iTunes 18.104.22.168 x86 custom silent installer
iTunes is a free application for your Mac or PC. It lets you organize and play digital music and video on your computer.
It can automatically download new music, app, and book purchases across all your devices and computers.
And it’s a store that has everything you need to be entertained. Anywhere. Anytime.
User can choose which components they want to install using an answer file iTunes11CustomPref.ini
Hence to a certain degree, customization is possible.
Customization is base on this article "The unofficial guide to installing iTunes 10 without bloatware".
Be sure to read all the 3 pages.
For iTunes v22.214.171.124, there is no QuickTime and MobileMe bundled.
Some information about all the various iTunes components.
The WinRAR SFX (iTunes126.96.36.199x86Si.exe) contains 8 files.
AppleApplicationSupport.msi AppleMobileDeviceSupport.msi AppleSoftwareUpdate.msi Bonjour.msi iTunes11xscript.exe iTunes.msi iTunes11CustomPref.ini Uninstall_iTunes11x.vbs
General description of the file:
1) iTunes11xscript.exe - Main autoit installer that drives the overall installation.
It reads the answer file and install accordingly.
2) iTunes11CustomPref.ini - This is an answer file for your customization.
You basically indicate what components you wish to install by indicating a value of '1' or '0'.
Generally, 1 means 'I want' , 0 means 'I do not want'
3) Uninstall_iTunes11x.vbs - This is iTunes uninstaller script using vbscript. Codes are taken from the net and modified by me.
It simply uninstall everything in logical order according to some recommended guides (Article HT1925). This is an unattended uninstaller.
Note: For every component removed, it will display a 4-sec timed out message.
Uninstall_iTunes11x.vbs is copied to %ProgramFiles%\Common Files
When you have uninstall iTunes and its all components, you can manually delete this file.
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Hence you do not need to go to Add/Remove panel to uninstall one-by-one.
Warning message will be display after starting iTunes if Bonjour is not installed.
Base on some of gathered tweaks on the net, some simple tweak are also included.
Lastly, if you do not need e.g Bonjour.msi, then you can remove Bonjour.msi from iTunes188.8.131.52x86Si.exe.
Also just indicate Bonjour=0 in iTunes11CustomPref.ini. This will reduce the size of the installer.
It is the same for AppleSoftwareUpdate.msi.
I am unlikely to update this package frequently. So just use winrar to update the package at your end if new iTunes version is out.
The aim is to have some control over the installation process. Not elaborate one.
Just a short note: Try to slipstream iTunes last, after all 3rd party web browsers are installed as it detects the presence of other web browsers before it add some files/registry to your machine.
Size: 83.77 Mb (87,783,124 bytes)
iTunes11CustomPref.ini default setting & remark
Tooltip=1 (When 1, it displays tool tip for the entire install session)
Bonjour=1 (When 1, it installs Bonjour)
AppleSoftwareUpdate=1 (When 1, it installs AppleSoftwareUpdate)
NoiTunesHelper=0 (When 1, it deletes iTunesHelper from HKLM...\Run)
NoiTunesDesktopShortcut=0 (When 0, it keeps desktop shortcut)
NoRegisterMediaDefault(iTunes)=0 (When 0, iTunes takes over various multi-media files as default player)
NoAPSDaemon=0 (When 1, it deletes APSDaemon from HKLM...\Run)
Copy_to_Common_program_dir=1 (When 1, it copies Uninstall_iTunes11x.vbs to %ProgramFiles%\Common Files)
(When 0, it will let iTunes takes over .mp3 files as default player.)
(When 1, it will restore .mp3 files to WMP (usually), provided NoRegisterMediaDefault is set to 0)
(It could be any player if you have installed another player and that player takes over the .mp3 file type).
Uses cmd shell command ASSOC to make the change.