Improve Install options - Install for all users and install location
I would like to be able to install for all users of a PC via and MSI, the current installer installs into the users Appdata which means each user has to install manually.
I would like to see a "proper" installer than loads it to Program Files for all users
Good news, this feature request has been completed.
You can find details on MSI installation instructions at: https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/microsoftteams/msi-deployment
You can find details on SCCM instructions at: https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/sccm/core/understand/introduction
Thank you all for the feedback and support.
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Paul Cook commented
I completely agree with this! At present MS Teams is difficult for us to deploy. I will state the reasons why below:
1. The installer is blocked from running by our software restrictions policy and AV. This is because it is trying to write and launch executable files from appdata folders which are blocked. This can be enabled with a hash rule, but a new SRP is required for each new software version
2. None of our standard users have local administrator rights to their machine. Meaning this has to be installed manually after their account has been elevated temporarily to be a local administrator of their machine
3. Installing using a local administrator account is also not an option as this requires the local administrator account to have internet access. It also installs to the local administrator's appdata folder and does not make the app available to any other users of a particular machine
4. The update process tries to download and launch from appdata again which is blocked by both AV and our SRP.
An offline installer which installs to program files would overcome the above and would be much easier to add a path exception into our software restriction policies. It would also allow us to push this out via an automated process to client machines.