Apple iTunes Install and Uninstall (PowerShell)


This article will serve as an informative guide and give you a clear understanding of how to perform silent or interactive installs and uninstalls of Apple iTunes using the Powershell App Deployment Toolkit. The PowerShell App Deployment Toolkit can be used to replace your WiseScript, VBScript and Batch wrapper scripts with one versatile, re-usable and extensible tool. This tool is an absolute must for Microsoft Endpoint Manager Configuration Manager (MEMCM) / (SCCM) Administrators or anyone who is responsible for packaging and deploying software.

How to Install Apple iTunes Using the PowerShell App Deployment Toolkit

  1. Download the Powershell App Deployment Toolkit 3.8.4:
  2. Download the zip file to a folder created at (C:\Downloads)
  3. Open Windows PowerShell by Right-Clicking on Windows PowerShell and selecting Run as Administrator
  4. Enter the following command to remove the Zone.Identifier:
    • Unblock-File -Path C:\Downloads\PSAppDeployToolkit_v3.8.4.zip
  5. Enter the following command to extract the contents of the zip file:
    • Expand-Archive -Path C:\Downloads\PSAppDeployToolkit_v3.8.4.zip -DestinationPath C:\Downloads\PADT
  6. Enter the following commands to copy the AppDeployToolkit, Files & SupportFiles folders to “C:\Downloads\iTunes:
    • Copy-Item -Path "C:\Downloads\PADT\Toolkit\AppDeployToolkit" -Destination "C:\Downloads\iTunes\AppDeployToolkit" -Recurse
    • Copy-Item -Path "C:\Downloads\PADT\Toolkit\Files" -Destination "C:\Downloads\iTunes\Files"
    • Copy-Item -Path "C:\Downloads\PADT\Toolkit\SupportFiles" -Destination "C:\Downloads\iTunes\SupportFiles"
  7. Enter the following commands to create two new folders (x86 & x64) under “C:\Downloads\iTunes\Files”:
    • New-Item "C:\Downloads\iTunes\Files\x86" -ItemType Directory -Force
    • New-Item "C:\Downloads\iTunes\Files\x64" -ItemType Directory -Force
  8. Enter the following commands to create two new folders (Roaming & ByHost) under “C:\Downloads\iTunes\SupportFiles”:
    • New-Item "C:\Downloads\iTunes\SupportFiles\Roaming" -ItemType Directory -Force
    • New-Item "C:\Downloads\iTunes\SupportFiles\ByHost" -ItemType Directory -Force

You should now see the AppDeploymentToolkit, Files, and SupportFiles folders at “C:\Downloads\iTunes”. You should also see the empty x86 & x64 folders inside the Files folder and the empty Roaming & ByHost folders inside the SupportFiles folder.

I like to keep my scripts as dynamic as possible so they can handle multiple scenarios such as the ability to install the 32-bit version of iTunes on 32-bit systems and the 64-bit version of iTunes on 64-bit systems. Next we’ll want to extract the MSI installers for both 32-bit & 64-bit Apple iTunes.

  1. Navigate to: https://www.apple.com/itunes/download/win32
  2. Download the iTunesSetup.exe to a folder created at (C:\Downloads\Setup\x86)
  3. Open an Elevated Command Prompt by Right-Clicking on Command Prompt and select Run as Administrator
  4. Navigate to the C:\Downloads\Setup\x86 folder
  5. Enter the following command: iTunesSetup.exe /extract
  6. Copy the following MSI files to “C:\Downloads\iTunes\Files\x86”
    • AppleApplicationSupport.msi (Version 12.10.8.5 and Older)
    • AppleApplicationSupport64.msi (Version 12.10.8.5 and Older)
    • AppleMobileDeviceSupport.msi
    • Bonjour.msi (Optional)
    • iTunes.msi
  7. Navigate to: https://www.apple.com/itunes/download/win64
  8. Download the iTunes64Setup.exe to a folder created at (C:\Downloads\Setup\x64)
  9. Open an Elevated Command Prompt by Right-Clicking on Command Prompt and select Run as Administrator
  10. Navigate to the C:\Downloads\Setup\x64 folder
  11. Enter the following command: iTunes64Setup.exe /extract
  12. Copy the following MSI files to “C:\Downloads\iTunes\Files\x64”
    • AppleApplicationSupport.msi (Version 12.10.8.5 and Older)
    • AppleApplicationSupport64.msi (Version 12.10.8.5 and Older)
    • AppleMobileDeviceSupport64.msi
    • Bonjour64.msi (Optional)
    • iTunes64.msi
  13. (Optional) Customize iTunes Preferences
    • Install iTunes
    • Launch iTunes
    • Select Edit-> Preferences…
    • Configure iTunes settings to your organizations specification
    • Close iTunes
    • Navigate to “C:\Users\<userprofile>\AppData\Roaming\Apple Computer\Preferences\”
    • Copy the com.apple.iTunes.plist file to “C:\Downloads\iTunes\SupportFiles\Roaming
    • Navigate to “C:\Users\<userprofile>\AppData\Roaming\Apple Computer\Preferences\ByHost”
    • Copy the com.apple.iTunes.{914a81c0-1ec2-11eb-870f-806e6f6e6963}.plist file (GUID may vary) to C:\Downloads\iTunes\SupportFiles\ByHost
    • Uninstall iTunes
    • Delete the com.apple.iTunes.plist file from “C:\Users\<userprofile>\AppData\Roaming\Apple Computer\Preferences\”
    • Delete the com.apple.iTunes.{914a81c0-1ec2-11eb-870f-806e6f6e6963}.plist file (GUID may vary) from “C:\Users\<userprofile>\AppData\Roaming\Apple Computer\Preferences\ByHost”
  14. Copy the PowerShell script below to “C:\Downloads\iTunes & name it Deploy-iTunes.ps1
<#
.SYNOPSIS
	This script performs the installation or uninstallation of Apple iTunes.
	# LICENSE #
	PowerShell App Deployment Toolkit - Provides a set of functions to perform common application deployment tasks on Windows.
	Copyright (C) 2017 - Sean Lillis, Dan Cunningham, Muhammad Mashwani, Aman Motazedian.
	This program is free software: you can redistribute it and/or modify it under the terms of the GNU Lesser General Public License as published by the Free Software Foundation, either version 3 of the License, or any later version. This program is distributed in the hope that it will be useful, but WITHOUT ANY WARRANTY; without even the implied warranty of MERCHANTABILITY or FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE. See the GNU General Public License for more details.
	You should have received a copy of the GNU Lesser General Public License along with this program. If not, see <http://www.gnu.org/licenses/>.
.DESCRIPTION
	The script is provided as a template to perform an install or uninstall of an application(s).
	The script either performs an "Install" deployment type or an "Uninstall" deployment type.
	The install deployment type is broken down into 3 main sections/phases: Pre-Install, Install, and Post-Install.
	The script dot-sources the AppDeployToolkitMain.ps1 script which contains the logic and functions required to install or uninstall an application.
.PARAMETER DeploymentType
	The type of deployment to perform. Default is: Install.
.PARAMETER DeployMode
	Specifies whether the installation should be run in Interactive, Silent, or NonInteractive mode. Default is: Interactive. Options: Interactive = Shows dialogs, Silent = No dialogs, NonInteractive = Very silent, i.e. no blocking apps. NonInteractive mode is automatically set if it is detected that the process is not user interactive.
.PARAMETER AllowRebootPassThru
	Allows the 3010 return code (requires restart) to be passed back to the parent process (e.g. SCCM) if detected from an installation. If 3010 is passed back to SCCM, a reboot prompt will be triggered.
.PARAMETER TerminalServerMode
	Changes to "user install mode" and back to "user execute mode" for installing/uninstalling applications for Remote Destkop Session Hosts/Citrix servers.
.PARAMETER DisableLogging
	Disables logging to file for the script. Default is: $false.
.EXAMPLE
    PowerShell.exe .\Deploy-iTunes.ps1 -DeploymentType "Install" -DeployMode "NonInteractive"
.EXAMPLE
    PowerShell.exe .\Deploy-iTunes.ps1 -DeploymentType "Install" -DeployMode "Silent"
.EXAMPLE
    PowerShell.exe .\Deploy-iTunes.ps1 -DeploymentType "Install" -DeployMode "Interactive"
.EXAMPLE
    PowerShell.exe .\Deploy-iTunes.ps1 -DeploymentType "Uninstall" -DeployMode "NonInteractive"
.EXAMPLE
    PowerShell.exe .\Deploy-iTunes.ps1 -DeploymentType "Uninstall" -DeployMode "Silent"
.EXAMPLE
    PowerShell.exe .\Deploy-iTunes.ps1 -DeploymentType "Uninstall" -DeployMode "Interactive"
.NOTES
	Toolkit Exit Code Ranges:
	60000 - 68999: Reserved for built-in exit codes in Deploy-Application.ps1, Deploy-Application.exe, and AppDeployToolkitMain.ps1
	69000 - 69999: Recommended for user customized exit codes in Deploy-Application.ps1
	70000 - 79999: Recommended for user customized exit codes in AppDeployToolkitExtensions.ps1
.LINK
	http://psappdeploytoolkit.com
#>
[CmdletBinding()]
Param (
	[Parameter(Mandatory=$false)]
	[ValidateSet('Install','Uninstall','Repair')]
	[string]$DeploymentType = 'Install',
	[Parameter(Mandatory=$false)]
	[ValidateSet('Interactive','Silent','NonInteractive')]
	[string]$DeployMode = 'Interactive',
	[Parameter(Mandatory=$false)]
	[switch]$AllowRebootPassThru = $false,
	[Parameter(Mandatory=$false)]
	[switch]$TerminalServerMode = $false,
	[Parameter(Mandatory=$false)]
	[switch]$DisableLogging = $false
)

Try {
	## Set the script execution policy for this process
	Try { Set-ExecutionPolicy -ExecutionPolicy 'ByPass' -Scope 'Process' -Force -ErrorAction 'Stop' } Catch {}

	##*===============================================
	##* VARIABLE DECLARATION
	##*===============================================
	## Variables: Application
	[string]$appVendor = 'Apple Inc.'
	[string]$appName = 'Apple iTunes'
	[string]$appVersion = ''
	[string]$appArch = ''
	[string]$appLang = ''
	[string]$appRevision = ''
	[string]$appScriptVersion = '1.0.0'
	[string]$appScriptDate = 'XX/XX/20XX'
	[string]$appScriptAuthor = 'Jason Bergner'
	##*===============================================
	## Variables: Install Titles (Only set here to override defaults set by the toolkit)
	[string]$installName = ''
	[string]$installTitle = 'Apple iTunes'

	##* Do not modify section below
	#region DoNotModify

	## Variables: Exit Code
	[int32]$mainExitCode = 0

	## Variables: Script
	[string]$deployAppScriptFriendlyName = 'Deploy Application'
	[version]$deployAppScriptVersion = [version]'3.8.4'
	[string]$deployAppScriptDate = '26/01/2021'
	[hashtable]$deployAppScriptParameters = $psBoundParameters

	## Variables: Environment
	If (Test-Path -LiteralPath 'variable:HostInvocation') { $InvocationInfo = $HostInvocation } Else { $InvocationInfo = $MyInvocation }
	[string]$scriptDirectory = Split-Path -Path $InvocationInfo.MyCommand.Definition -Parent

	## Dot source the required App Deploy Toolkit Functions
	Try {
		[string]$moduleAppDeployToolkitMain = "$scriptDirectory\AppDeployToolkit\AppDeployToolkitMain.ps1"
		If (-not (Test-Path -LiteralPath $moduleAppDeployToolkitMain -PathType 'Leaf')) { Throw "Module does not exist at the specified location [$moduleAppDeployToolkitMain]." }
		If ($DisableLogging) { . $moduleAppDeployToolkitMain -DisableLogging } Else { . $moduleAppDeployToolkitMain }
	}
	Catch {
		If ($mainExitCode -eq 0){ [int32]$mainExitCode = 60008 }
		Write-Error -Message "Module [$moduleAppDeployToolkitMain] failed to load: `n$($_.Exception.Message)`n `n$($_.InvocationInfo.PositionMessage)" -ErrorAction 'Continue'
		## Exit the script, returning the exit code to SCCM
		If (Test-Path -LiteralPath 'variable:HostInvocation') { $script:ExitCode = $mainExitCode; Exit } Else { Exit $mainExitCode }
	}

	#endregion
	##* Do not modify section above
	##*===============================================
	##* END VARIABLE DECLARATION
	##*===============================================

	If ($deploymentType -ine 'Uninstall' -and $deploymentType -ine 'Repair') {
		##*===============================================
		##* PRE-INSTALLATION
		##*===============================================
		[string]$installPhase = 'Pre-Installation'

		## Show Welcome Message, Close iTunes With a 60 Second Countdown Before Automatically Closing
		Show-InstallationWelcome -CloseApps 'iTunes,AppleMobileDeviceService,Bonjour,iPodService,iTunesHelper' -CloseAppsCountdown 60

		## Show Progress Message (with the default message)
		Show-InstallationProgress

		## Remove Any Existing Versions of iTunes
        Remove-MSIApplications -Name 'iTunes'
        Remove-MSIApplications -Name 'Apple Application Support'
        Remove-MSIApplications -Name 'Apple Mobile Device Support'
        Remove-MSIApplications -Name 'Bonjour'
        Remove-MSIApplications -Name 'Apple Software Update'
        
		##*===============================================
		##* INSTALLATION
		##*===============================================
		[string]$installPhase = 'Installation'

        If ($ENV:PROCESSOR_ARCHITECTURE -eq 'x86'){
        Write-Log -Message "Detected 32-bit OS Architecture." -Severity 1 -Source $deployAppScriptFriendlyName

        ## Install Apple Application Support 32-bit
        $AAS32 = Get-ChildItem -Path "$dirFiles\x86" -Include AppleApplicationSupport.msi -File -Recurse -ErrorAction SilentlyContinue
        If($AAS32.Exists)
        {
        Write-Log -Message "Found $($AAS32.FullName), now attempting to install Apple Application Support 32-bit."
        Show-InstallationProgress "Installing Apple Application Support 32-bit. This may take some time. Please wait..."
        Execute-MSI -Action Install -Path "$AAS32"
        }

        ## Install Bonjour 32-bit
        $Bonjour32 = Get-ChildItem -Path "$dirFiles\x86" -Include Bonjour.msi -File -Recurse -ErrorAction SilentlyContinue
        If($Bonjour32.Exists)
        {
        Write-Log -Message "Found $($Bonjour32.FullName), now attempting to install Bonjour 32-bit."
        Show-InstallationProgress "Installing Bonjour 32-bit. This may take some time. Please wait..."
        Execute-MSI -Action Install -Path "$Bonjour32"
        }

        ## Install Apple Mobile Device Support 32-bit
        $AMDS32 = Get-ChildItem -Path "$dirFiles\x86" -Include AppleMobileDeviceSupport.msi -File -Recurse -ErrorAction SilentlyContinue

        If($AMDS32.Exists)
        {
        Write-Log -Message "Found $($AMDS32.FullName), now attempting to install Apple Mobile Device Support 32-bit."
        Show-InstallationProgress "Installing Apple Mobile Device Support 32-bit. This may take some time. Please wait..."
        Execute-MSI -Action Install -Path "$AMDS32"
        }

        ## Install Apple iTunes 32-bit With Custom MST
        $iTunes32 = Get-ChildItem -Path "$dirFiles\x86" -Include iTunes.msi -File -Recurse -ErrorAction SilentlyContinue
        If($iTunes32.Exists)
        {
        $MST32 = Get-ChildItem -Path "$dirFiles\x86" -Include *.mst -File -Recurse -ErrorAction SilentlyContinue
        If($MST32.Exists)
        {
        Write-Log -Message "Found $($iTunes32.FullName), now attempting to install Apple iTunes 32-bit With Custom MST."
        Show-InstallationProgress "Installing Apple iTunes 32-bit. This may take some time. Please wait..."
        Execute-MSI -Action Install -Path "$iTunes32" -Transform "$MST32"
        }
        Else
        {
        ## Install Apple iTunes 32-bit
        Write-Log -Message "Found $($iTunes32.FullName), now attempting to install Apple iTunes 32-bit."
        Show-InstallationProgress "Installing Apple iTunes 32-bit. This may take some time. Please wait..."
        Execute-MSI -Action Install -Path "$iTunes32"
        }
        }

        # Copy iTunes Preferences
        $plist1 = Get-ChildItem -Path "$dirSupportFiles\Roaming" -Include *.plist -File -Recurse -ErrorAction SilentlyContinue
        If($plist1.Exists)
        {
        Write-Log -Message "Found $($plist1.FullName), now attempting to copy iTunes preferences file."
        $UserProfiles = Get-WmiObject Win32_UserProfile | Select-Object -ExpandProperty LocalPath
        ForEach ($Profile in $UserProfiles) {

        New-Item "$Profile\AppData\Roaming\Apple Computer\Preferences\" -ItemType Directory -Force
        Copy-Item $plist1 -Destination "$Profile\AppData\Roaming\Apple Computer\Preferences\" -ErrorAction SilentlyContinue
        }
        }
        $plist2 = Get-ChildItem -Path "$dirSupportFiles\ByHost" -Include *.plist -File -Recurse -ErrorAction SilentlyContinue
        If($plist2.Exists)
        {
        Write-Log -Message "Found $($plist2.FullName), now attempting to copy iTunes ByHost preferences file."
        $UserProfiles = Get-WmiObject Win32_UserProfile | Select-Object -ExpandProperty LocalPath
        ForEach ($Profile in $UserProfiles) {

        New-Item "$Profile\AppData\Roaming\Apple Computer\Preferences\ByHost\" -ItemType Directory -Force
        Copy-Item $plist2 -Destination "$Profile\AppData\Roaming\Apple Computer\Preferences\ByHost\" -ErrorAction SilentlyContinue
        }
        }

        # Suppress iTunes EULA
        Set-RegistryKey -Key 'HKLM\SOFTWARE\Apple Computer, Inc.\iTunes' -Name 'SLA' -Value 'EA1528' -Type String

        # Disable iTunes Updates
        Set-RegistryKey -Key 'HKLM\SOFTWARE\Apple Computer, Inc.\iTunes\Parental Controls\Default' -Name 'AdminFlags' -Value '0x101' -Type Dword

        }
        Else
        {
        Write-Log -Message "Detected 64-bit OS Architecture" -Severity 1 -Source $deployAppScriptFriendlyName

        ## Install Apple Application Support 32-bit
        $AAS32 = Get-ChildItem -Path "$dirFiles\x64" -Include AppleApplicationSupport.msi -File -Recurse -ErrorAction SilentlyContinue
        If($AAS32.Exists)
        {
        Write-Log -Message "Found $($AAS32.FullName), now attempting to install Apple Application Support 32-bit."
        Show-InstallationProgress "Installing Apple Application Support 32-bit. This may take some time. Please wait..."
        Execute-MSI -Action Install -Path "$AAS32"
        }

        ## Install Apple Application Support 64-bit
        $AAS64 = Get-ChildItem -Path "$dirFiles\x64" -Include AppleApplicationSupport64.msi -File -Recurse -ErrorAction SilentlyContinue
        If($AAS64.Exists)
        {
        Write-Log -Message "Found $($AAS64.FullName), now attempting to install Apple Application Support 64-bit."
        Show-InstallationProgress "Installing Apple Application Support 64-bit. This may take some time. Please wait..."
        Execute-MSI -Action Install -Path "$AAS64"
        }

        ## Install Bonjour 64-bit
        $Bonjour64 = Get-ChildItem -Path "$dirFiles\x64" -Include Bonjour64.msi -File -Recurse -ErrorAction SilentlyContinue
        If($Bonjour64.Exists)
        {
        Write-Log -Message "Found $($Bonjour64.FullName), now attempting to install Bonjour 64-bit."
        Show-InstallationProgress "Installing Bonjour 64-bit. This may take some time. Please wait..."
        Execute-MSI -Action Install -Path "$Bonjour64"
        }

        ## Install Apple Mobile Device Support 64-bit
        $AMDS64 = Get-ChildItem -Path "$dirFiles\x64" -Include AppleMobileDeviceSupport64.msi -File -Recurse -ErrorAction SilentlyContinue

        If($AMDS64.Exists)
        {
        Write-Log -Message "Found $($AMDS64.FullName), now attempting to install Apple Mobile Device Support 64-bit."
        Show-InstallationProgress "Installing Apple Mobile Device Support 64-bit. This may take some time. Please wait..."
        Execute-MSI -Action Install -Path "$AMDS64"
        }

        ## Install Apple iTunes 64-bit With Custom MST
        $iTunes64 = Get-ChildItem -Path "$dirFiles\x64" -Include iTunes64.msi -File -Recurse -ErrorAction SilentlyContinue
        If($iTunes64.Exists)
        {
        $MST64 = Get-ChildItem -Path "$dirFiles\x64" -Include *.mst -File -Recurse -ErrorAction SilentlyContinue
        If($MST64.Exists)
        {
        Write-Log -Message "Found $($iTunes64.FullName), now attempting to install Apple iTunes 64-bit With Custom MST."
        Show-InstallationProgress "Installing Apple iTunes 64-bit. This may take some time. Please wait..."
        Execute-MSI -Action Install -Path "$iTunes64" -Transform "$MST64"
        }
        Else
        {
        ## Install Apple iTunes 64-bit
        Write-Log -Message "Found $($iTunes64.FullName), now attempting to install Apple iTunes 64-bit."
        Show-InstallationProgress "Installing Apple iTunes 64-bit. This may take some time. Please wait..."
        Execute-MSI -Action Install -Path "$iTunes64"
        }
        }
        
        # Copy iTunes Preferences
        $plist1 = Get-ChildItem -Path "$dirSupportFiles\Roaming" -Include *.plist -File -Recurse -ErrorAction SilentlyContinue
        If($plist1.Exists)
        {
        Write-Log -Message "Found $($plist1.FullName), now attempting to copy iTunes preferences file."
        $UserProfiles = Get-WmiObject Win32_UserProfile | Select-Object -ExpandProperty LocalPath
        ForEach ($Profile in $UserProfiles) {

        New-Item "$Profile\AppData\Roaming\Apple Computer\Preferences\" -ItemType Directory -Force
        Copy-Item $plist1 -Destination "$Profile\AppData\Roaming\Apple Computer\Preferences\" -ErrorAction SilentlyContinue
        }
        }
        $plist2 = Get-ChildItem -Path "$dirSupportFiles\ByHost" -Include *.plist -File -Recurse -ErrorAction SilentlyContinue
        If($plist2.Exists)
        {
        Write-Log -Message "Found $($plist2.FullName), now attempting to copy iTunes ByHost preferences file."
        $UserProfiles = Get-WmiObject Win32_UserProfile | Select-Object -ExpandProperty LocalPath
        ForEach ($Profile in $UserProfiles) {

        New-Item "$Profile\AppData\Roaming\Apple Computer\Preferences\ByHost\" -ItemType Directory -Force
        Copy-Item $plist2 -Destination "$Profile\AppData\Roaming\Apple Computer\Preferences\ByHost\" -ErrorAction SilentlyContinue
        }
        }

        # Suppress iTunes EULA
        Set-RegistryKey -Key 'HKLM\SOFTWARE\Apple Computer, Inc.\iTunes' -Name 'SLA' -Value 'EA1528' -Type String

        # Disable iTunes Updates
        Set-RegistryKey -Key 'HKLM\SOFTWARE\Apple Computer, Inc.\iTunes\Parental Controls\Default' -Name 'AdminFlags' -Value '0x101' -Type Dword
        }
      
		##*===============================================
		##* POST-INSTALLATION
		##*===============================================
		[string]$installPhase = 'Post-Installation'

	}
	ElseIf ($deploymentType -ieq 'Uninstall')
	{
		##*===============================================
		##* PRE-UNINSTALLATION
		##*===============================================
		[string]$installPhase = 'Pre-Uninstallation'

		## Show Welcome Message, Close iTunes With a 60 Second Countdown Before Automatically Closing
		Show-InstallationWelcome -CloseApps 'iTunes,AppleMobileDeviceService,Bonjour,iPodService,iTunesHelper' -CloseAppsCountdown 60

        ## Show Progress Message (With a Message to Indicate the Application is Being Uninstalled)
        Show-InstallationProgress -StatusMessage "Uninstalling the $installTitle Application. Please Wait..."


		##*===============================================
		##* UNINSTALLATION
		##*===============================================
		[string]$installPhase = 'Uninstallation'

		## Uninstall Any Existing Versions of iTunes
        Remove-MSIApplications -Name 'iTunes'
        Remove-MSIApplications -Name 'Apple Application Support'
        Remove-MSIApplications -Name 'Apple Mobile Device Support'
        Remove-MSIApplications -Name 'Bonjour'
        Remove-MSIApplications -Name 'Apple Software Update'
       
		##*===============================================
		##* POST-UNINSTALLATION
		##*===============================================
		[string]$installPhase = 'Post-Uninstallation'


	}
	ElseIf ($deploymentType -ieq 'Repair')
	{
		##*===============================================
		##* PRE-REPAIR
		##*===============================================
		[string]$installPhase = 'Pre-Repair'

		## Show Progress Message (with the default message)
		Show-InstallationProgress


		##*===============================================
		##* REPAIR
		##*===============================================
		[string]$installPhase = 'Repair'


		##*===============================================
		##* POST-REPAIR
		##*===============================================
		[string]$installPhase = 'Post-Repair'


    }
	##*===============================================
	##* END SCRIPT BODY
	##*===============================================

	## Call the Exit-Script function to perform final cleanup operations
	Exit-Script -ExitCode $mainExitCode
}
Catch {
	[int32]$mainExitCode = 60001
	[string]$mainErrorMessage = "$(Resolve-Error)"
	Write-Log -Message $mainErrorMessage -Severity 3 -Source $deployAppScriptFriendlyName
	Show-DialogBox -Text $mainErrorMessage -Icon 'Stop'
	Exit-Script -ExitCode $mainExitCode
}

(Optional) Create a Transform (MST) File to Customize the iTunes Install

Follow these steps to create a Transform (MST) file if you want to customize the iTunes install. In this example, I want to Exclude the iTunes Desktop Shortcut. Check out the Apple iTunes Silent Install (How-To Guide) for additional configuration options.

  1. Download & Install InstEd or your favorite MSI Editor
  2. Right-Click on the iTunes.msi or iTunes64.msi and select InstEd It!
  3. Select Transform-> New Transform
  4. Name the file iTunes.mst and Save it to “C:\Downloads\iTunes\Files\x86” or “C:\Downloads\iTunes\Files\x64” depending on if you are editing the 32-bit or 64-bit MSI.
  5. Under the Property Table, Right-click anywhere in the right-hand pane and select Add Row
  6. Set the Property Name to DESKTOP_SHORTCUTS
  7. Set the Property Value to 0
  8. Click OK
  9. Go to File-> Save-> Click OK
  10. Close InstEd

Ok, all the hard work is done and now you can install or uninstall Apple iTunes using one single PowerShell script. Simply change the DeploymentType parameter to install or uninstall. Logging functionality is built-in automatically and you can view the log files under “C:\Windows\Logs\Software”.


Apple iTunes NonInteractive Install (PowerShell)

NonInteractive means Very Silent, i.e. no blocking apps. This is automatically set if it is detected that the process is not running in the user session and it is not possible for anyone to provide input using a mouse or keyboard.

  • Open Windows PowerShell by Right-Clicking on Windows PowerShell and selecting Run as Administrator
  • Change the directory to “C:\Downloads\iTunes”
    • PS C:\Downloads\iTunes>
  • Enter the following command:
Powershell.exe -ExecutionPolicy Bypass .\Deploy-iTunes.ps1 -DeploymentType "Install" -DeployMode "NonInteractive"

Apple iTunes Silent Install (PowerShell)

Silent means no dialogs (progress and balloon tip notifications are suppressed).

  • Open Windows PowerShell by Right-Clicking on Windows PowerShell and selecting Run as Administrator
  • Change the directory to “C:\Downloads\iTunes
    • PS C:\Downloads\iTunes>
  • Enter the following command:
Powershell.exe -ExecutionPolicy Bypass .\Deploy-iTunes.ps1 -DeploymentType "Install" -DeployMode "Silent"

Apple iTunes Interactive Install (PowerShell)

Interactive means the install will show dialogs including progress and balloon tip notifications.

  • Open Windows PowerShell by Right-Clicking on Windows PowerShell and selecting Run as Administrator
  • Change the directory to “C:\Downloads\iTunes
    • PS C:\Downloads\iTunes>
  • Enter the following command:
Powershell.exe -ExecutionPolicy Bypass .\Deploy-iTunes.ps1 -DeploymentType "Install" -DeployMode "Interactive"

How to Uninstall Apple iTunes Using the PowerShell App Deployment Toolkit

Apple iTunes NonInteractive Uninstall (PowerShell)

NonInteractive means Very Silent, i.e. no blocking apps. This is automatically set if it is detected that the process is not running in the user session and it is not possible for anyone to provide input using a mouse or keyboard.

  • Open Windows PowerShell by Right-Clicking on Windows PowerShell and selecting Run as Administrator
  • Change the directory to “C:\Downloads\iTunes
    • PS C:\Downloads\iTunes>
  • Enter the following command:
Powershell.exe -ExecutionPolicy Bypass .\Deploy-iTunes.ps1 -DeploymentType "Uninstall" -DeployMode "NonInteractive"

Apple iTunes Silent Uninstall (PowerShell)

Silent means no dialogs (progress and balloon tip notifications are suppressed).

  • Open Windows PowerShell by Right-Clicking on Windows PowerShell and selecting Run as Administrator
  • Change the directory to “C:\Downloads\iTunes
    • PS C:\Downloads\iTunes>
  • Enter the following command:
Powershell.exe -ExecutionPolicy Bypass .\Deploy-iTunes.ps1 -DeploymentType "Uninstall" -DeployMode "Silent"

Apple iTunes Interactive Uninstall (PowerShell)

Interactive means the install will show dialogs including progress and balloon tip notifications.

  • Open Windows PowerShell by Right-Clicking on Windows PowerShell and selecting Run as Administrator
  • Change the directory to “C:\Downloads\iTunes
    • PS C:\Downloads\iTunes>
  • Enter the following command:
Powershell.exe -ExecutionPolicy Bypass .\Deploy-iTunes.ps1 -DeploymentType "Uninstall" -DeployMode "Interactive"

Always make sure to test everything in a development environment prior to implementing anything into production. The information in this article is provided “As Is” without warranty of any kind.

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