Download the most recent version of the Apple iTunes 12 installer. You can download the most recent installer from Apple’s website.

Extract the contents of the installer to a directory of your choosing using a file extraction tool such as 7-Zip or WinRAR.

When extraction completes, open the directory with the extracted installer files and delete the following:

  • AppleApplicationSupport.msi
  • AppleSoftwareUpdate.msi
  • SetupAdmin.exe

AppleiTunes12_ExtractedFiles

Rename “iTunes64.msi” to “iTunes64_Orig.msi”. Download and install the Microsoft Windows SDK for Windows 7 and .NET Framework 3.5 SP1 from Microsoft’s Download Center. Note that you only need to install the “Win32 Development Tools”. Navigate to C:\Program Files\Microsoft SDKs\Windows\v7.0\Bin and run the installer “Orca.msi”.

AppleiTunes12_OrcaSetup

When the (Typical) installation completes, right-click on “iTunes64_Orig.msi” and select the option “Edit with Orca”.

AppleiTunes12_EditwithOrca

When Orca launches, you will notice several sections in the left navigation pane; this guide is going to focus on just two of them.

Property

  • Edit Property “DONT_AUTO_SYNC_IPODS” and set Value to “#1”.
  • Edit Property “IAcceptLicense” and set Value to “Yes”.
  • Edit Property “REGSRCH_DESKTOP_SHORTCUTS” and set Value to “0”.
  • Edit Property “SCHEDULE_ASUW ” and set Value to “0”.

AppleiTunes12_Property

Shortcuts

  • Drop Row “AboutiTunes”.

AppleiTunes12_Shortcut

Navigate to File > Save As and save the file as “iTunes64.msi” to the directory with the extracted installer files. Launch Notepad and copy / paste the following text:

msiexec /i “%~dp0Extracted\AppleApplicationSupport64.msi” /quiet /passive /l*vx “C:\Temp\AppleApplicationSupport64.log”
msiexec /i “%~dp0Extracted\AppleMobileDeviceSupport6464.msi” /quiet /passive /l*vx “C:\Temp\AppleMobileDeviceSupport6464.log”
msiexec /i “%~dp0Extracted\Bonjour64.msi” /quiet /passive /l*vx “C:\Temp\Bonjour64.log”
msiexec /i “%~dp0Extracted\iTunes64.msi” /quiet /passive /l*vx “C:\Temp\iTunes64.log” ChkOptASU=0

AppleiTunes12_Install

Navigate to File > Save As and save the file as “Install.bat” to the directory with the extracted installer files.

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

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