Download the most recent version of the VideoLAN VLC installer. You can download the most recent installer from VideoLAN’s website. Make sure to click the arrow next to the button “Download VLC” and select the option to download the installer for 64-bit option. Make sure to save the installer to a dedicated folder. Launch Notepad and copy / paste the following text:

“%~dp0vlc-2.2.6-win64.exe” /L=en_US /S
DEL “C:\ProgramData\Microsoft\Windows\Start Menu\Programs\VideoLAN\Documentation.*”
DEL “C:\ProgramData\Microsoft\Windows\Start Menu\Programs\VideoLAN\Release Notes.*”
DEL “C:\ProgramData\Microsoft\Windows\Start Menu\Programs\VideoLAN\VideoLAN Website.*”
DEL “C:\ProgramData\Microsoft\Windows\Start Menu\Programs\VideoLAN\VLC media player – reset preferences and cache files.*”
DEL “C:\ProgramData\Microsoft\Windows\Start Menu\Programs\VideoLAN\VLC media player skinned.*”
REN “C:\ProgramData\Microsoft\Windows\Start Menu\Programs\VideoLAN” “VideoLAN VLC”


This script will delete all unnecessary shortcuts and rename the start menu folder from VLC to VideoLAN VLC. You will need to change the text “vlc-2.2.6-win64.exe” to the name of the installer. Navigate to File > Save As and save the file as “Install.bat” to the directory with the VLC installer.

Finally, copy your installer file and script to a software repository to be distributed with a Systems Management Service appliance.



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