Admins: Silently install ScreenPal for a group of users on Windows and Mac

Admins: Silently install ScreenPal for a group of users on Windows and Mac

Silently install ScreenPal for a group of users 

As an administrator of your organization's ScreenPal Team Plan, you can install the ScreenPal desktop application for users within your organization on one more more computers remotely. To do this, follow the steps below.

Download your installer

Sign into ScreenPal as a Team Admin and download the ScreenPal installer from the Team Feature Access page. 

1. Under Feature Access Default, click the three dots icon and then select Download Install



This opens the Download Install dialog:



2. Click Download for Windows or Download for Mac.
The ScreenPal Installer file downloads.
On a Mac, this will be a .pkg file and the name of it will look similar to ScreenPalSetup-3.0.12.0_teamxxx.pkg.
On Windows, this will be a .exe file, and the name of it will look similar to InstallScreenPal-3.0.2.0_teamXXX.exe.

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Install the ScreenPal application remotely for Mac users

First, obtain  the ScreenPal .pkg file that you downloaded from ScreenPal in the previous section.

Next, create a shell script that runs the .pkg file from the location it was placed in by your remote installation tool. 
Be sure to do the following:
a. To run the installer with administrative credentials, enter the "sudo installer" command.
b. Enter the "-target" argument, and specify the /Applications folder.
c. Specify the full path to the downloaded ScreenPal installer .pkg file.
Your completed shell script will look something like: sudo installer -target /Applications -pkg [LocationOfInstaller]/ScreenPalSetup-3.1.6.1_teamxxx.pkg

Open or log into your remote installation tool of choice. Use it to deliver the package that contains the ScreenPal installation file, as well as the shell script file to the desired user machines.


Install the ScreenPal application remotely for Windows

For Windows, there are also many third-party remote installation tools that you can use to assign a package of files to computers or users. Examples of these remote installation tools include Microsoft Group Policy, PDQ Deploy, and Atera. 

First, obtain the ScreenPal .exe file that you downloaded from ScreenPal. 

Next, create a batch file that runs this .exe file from the file location it is placed in by your remote installation tool.  Include the "/S" option to specify that a silent installation is being performed.
The result will look similar to: [LocationOfInstaller]\InstallScreenPal-3.0.2.0_teamXXX.exe /S
Please note that the "/S" is case sensitive. You must use a capital "S" for the silent installation option to be recognized.

Finally, open your preferred remote installation tool and use it to deploy the package that includes the batch script file you created, as well as the ScreenPal .exe file.


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