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Silent Remote Probe installation without creating icons and start menu items



Hello, we regularly deploy Remote Probes remotely using the PRTG_Remote_Probe_Installer.exe /SILENT command line option. It installs just fine, and we are able to configure the probe settings remotely as well. However, when the Remote Probe installs Silently, it still creates all the Icons and Start Menu shortcuts. Normally, this isn't an issue since we generally only install Remote Probes on protected domain servers. However, on rare occasions we will install a Remote Probe on an end-user's computer to help troubleshoot persistent issues that the user is complaining about. In those cases, we do not want the icons or Start Menu items to appear anywhere on the computer where the end user will see them, and begin to mess with the settings. We'd like to have an additional switch added to the installer command line that will allow us to install the Remote Probe both Silently and with NoShortcuts. We don't need to hide the Service itself, just the desktop and start menu shortcuts. The main purpose is to keep curious end-users from messing up the settings of the Remote Probe.

Perhaps something like: PRTG_Remote_Probe_Installer.exe /SILENT /NOSHORTCUTS -- or -- PRTG_Remote_Probe_Installer.exe /SILENT /HIDDEN

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Created on Nov 2, 2011 4:58:07 PM

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You can get a probe installation without the icons by simply deleting the icons using a batch file after running the installer in silent mode. Will not offer such a feature anytime soon.

Created on Nov 3, 2011 7:53:05 AM by  Dirk Paessler [Founder Paessler AG] (11,025) 3 6

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