How to silently install iTunes

The following steps show how to create a silent install package for iTunes, for distribution with a software distribution tool like SCCM.

The installer will install either the 32-bit or 62-bit version as required.

Having troubles? Check out the example package

Step 1: Download EXE and extract MSI installers

Note: you will need to have 7-zip (or similar) installed to extract MSI installers from the EXE files.

  1. Go to the iTunes download page and download both the 32-bit and 62-bit EXE installers
  2. Individually, right-click on the EXE installer and choose 7-Zip -> Extract to “iTunes64Setup\”
  3. You will now have two folders with all of the MSI files.

Step 2: Create the package files

  1. Create a new folder and copy the following MSI files into it
    • AppleApplicationSupport.msi
    • AppleApplicationSupport64.msi
    • AppleMobileDeviceSupport.msi
    • AppleMobileDeviceSupport6464.msi
    • AppleSoftwareUpdate.msi
    • iTunes.msi
    • iTunes64.msi
  2. Create a new text file  – name it install.cmd
  3. Save the following into install.cmd
@echo off
REM April 2018
echo --------------------------------------------------------
echo .
echo . Installing iTunes - please wait
echo . This window will close once installed

REM Install software updater -- OPTIONAL - remove command if not required
start /wait msiexec /i "%~dp0AppleSoftwareUpdate.msi" /qn /norestart

REM Silent install for 64-bit
if defined ProgramFiles(x86) start /wait msiexec /i "%~dp0AppleApplicationSupport64.msi" /qn /norestart
if defined ProgramFiles(x86) start /wait msiexec /i "%~dp0AppleMobileDeviceSupport6464.msi" /qn /norestart
if defined ProgramFiles(x86) start /wait msiexec /i "%~dp0iTunes64.msi" /qn /norestart
if defined ProgramFiles(x86) exit

REM Silent install for 32-bit
start /wait msiexec /i "%~dp0AppleApplicationSupport.msi" /qn /norestart
start /wait msiexec /i "%~dp0AppleApplicationSupport.msi" /qn /norestart
start /wait msiexec /i "%~dp0iTunes.msi" /qn /norestart


You can now create your SCCM package or deploy the software by using install.cmd.

For more information on creating SCCM packages see SCCM – How to Distribute Software Packages.




Was this article helpful?

Related Articles