Installing DD Portal

Andrew Lahikainen Updated by Andrew Lahikainen


  • Windows 7 or later
  • NET Framework v4.5+

 Overview of Installers

The Portal and all installers are 32-bit applications.
The Program Files directory or Registry locations are always their 32-bit version.

Machine Wide Installation

EXE Installer

This EXE will install the Portal onto the machine inside Program Files. It will create a Desktop shortcut visible to all users. It will automatically start to the system tray when a user logs in.

Using the Installers

Machine Wide Installer

 The EXE Installer:

  • This EXE will install the Portal directly into %ProgramFiles(x86)%
  • Desktop shortcuts will be made available for all users.

This installer is built using InnoSetup.

You can find full documentation for Installation Command Line Parameters and Uninstaller Command Line Parameters inside their documentation.

Common command line parameters

Silent Installation

/silent or /verysilent

Disabling/Enabling AutoStart on User Login Feature

Enabling AutoStart: /tasks="autostart"

Disabling AutoStart: /tasks="!autostart"

Steps to deploy:

  1. Uninstall old versions of the DeskDirector client.
  2. Execute the EXE on the target machine(s) with any privileges you require.

How did we do?

Getting Started with DD Portal

Diagnosing login problems using the new DDGetSID CLI tool