Archive for April 2018

VeraCrypt MSI Silent Installer

Edit, 15 September 2019, Johan: new package available for the 1.23 Hotfix 2 version, get it here. When upgrading from version 1.22 make sure to uninstall the old version and reboot before installing to prevent the kernel driver not being able to uninstall. It’s still only available for 64-bits versions of Windows.

Original post:
I noticed the native installer for VeraCrypt does not have an option for silent installation so I created an MSI Installer you can download here for it (version 1.22 at the moment). The package is only for 64-bit versions of Windows for now and has been tested on Windows 10 x64 and Windows 7 x64. It should also work with distribution software like SCCM.

To install the package silently use
msiexec.exe /i VeraCrypt.msi /qb

To silently remove the package use
msiexec.exe /x {E254AA9E-A48A-4A92-AF75-E6FF77C1A915} /qb

Citrix App Layering missing drivers

Edit 3 May 2018:
A solution/workaround to this issue has been found:

Add Version to the Platform Layer, run RegEdit, and create (or modify) this key, which must be a MULTI_SZ:

[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\System\CurrentControlSet\Services\unifltr]
“AlwaysOnBoot”

“AlwaysOnBoot” is a multi-string value with one path per line. Add these two lines to the value:

C:\Windows\Inf\
C:\Windows\System32\DriverStore\

Make sure to end these lines with a trailing backslash!

Original post:

This issue occurs on Windows 7 x64 when the Office365 layer option is selected in the image template in conjuction with Elastic Layering and logging in as a user which has an elastic layer assigned, regardless of the contents of the elastic layer.

It can be confirmed by the command “pnputil -e”; In a normal published layered image there should be more than 30 drivers but when this issue happens there will only be about 9 (the same amount as in just the OS layer).

The solution is to disable either or both of these options or migrate to a different operating system.