How to change the DeskDirector install location

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In some circumstances you might want to change the location where the DeskDirector Client Console installs itself.

The default location is <Program Files Folder>\DeskDirector where <Program Files Folder> is usually C:\Program Files (x86)

To change this during the install you will need to pass the APPDIR variable into the MSI command line. 

The syntax is either the following;

msiexec /qn /i <LOCATION OF MSI> APPDIR="<INSTALL PATH>"

or 

<LOCATION OF MSI> /qn APPDIR="<INSTALL PATH>"

Where <LOCATION OF MSI> is the location of the MSI installer. e.g. C:\Temp\DeskDirector.Client_DeskDirector_13.2.1.msi
and <INSTALL PATH> is where you want to install DeskDirector e.g. C:\My Custom Location

Here is what that would look like for example

msiexec /qn /i C:\Temp\DeskDirector.Client_DeskDirector_13.2.1.msi APPDIR="C:\My Custom Location"

or

C:\Temp\DeskDirector.Client_DeskDirector_13.2.1.msi /qn APPDIR="C:\My Custom Location"

Incidentally the /qn switch causes DeskDirector not to show a user interface.

For more info on MSIEXECS command line head over to the following Microsoft article
http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/aa367988.aspx

 

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