VISO – remote software installation

Overview

Installing applications remotely to one or many devices is done by first creating a repository “installation package”.

Open the repositories and click the “Packages” section. A list of existing packages will be displayed.

Repository-list-packages

Click the “+” button to add a new package.

Repository-packages-add-package

Select the package source

  1. The first option is a url link reachable from the web (http or direct ftp link). This allows you to store the installation file anywhere on the web for quick download.
    Note! A link can not be an address of the application on the playstore or any other installation marketplace, it must be a link to a file.
  2. Upload an installation package to the server on your account.
    Note! this option will deduct the size of the installation package from your total account server storage space

Supported installation package formats

windows_logoWindows installation packages supported: MSI Windows installer and EXE setup files

android_logo1Android installation packages are APK files

 

Set the installation arguments/parameters

The installation arguments are different from setup package to another, these are usually advertised by the app manufacturer. The common ones are “/s”, “/silent” and many more. Read more about the different installers and their unattended installation parameters here

Note! Android installers do not require arguments

 

Name and description

Give a name that best describes the installation package. This can be any name you desire, it does not have to be the name of the file. A description will make it easier for other users to understand what this installation package does.

 

Set as private

In a multi tenancy environment, where there are several users on your domain, you may want to set the package you create as “private” package so it will only be visible to  your account. If not selected, all domain users will have access to the installation package

 

Package example

This is an example of a Windows installation package for “7zip” with an unattended silent installation parameter “/S”

Repository-packages-add-package-installer-windows-directurl

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