Tuesday, 27 September 2016

Silent Install Pycharm with shortcut


So I was having an Issue where an installer was not creating a shortcut on the desktop, turns out it was a install issue but due to the fact we SCCM to deploy we can run a simple powershell script to sovle this issue.

Below is the script, that needs to be run as admin.




$InstallPath = "${env:ProgramFiles(x86)}\JetBrains\PyCharm Community Edition 5.0.4\"
$InstallPath
.\pycharm-community-5.0.4.exe /S /D=$InstallPath
# Create a Shortcut with Windows PowerShell
$TargetFile = "$InstallPath\bin\pycharm.exe"
$ShortcutFile = "$env:Public\Desktop\Pycharm.lnk"
$WScriptShell = New-Object -ComObject WScript.Shell
$Shortcut = $WScriptShell.CreateShortcut($ShortcutFile)
$Shortcut.TargetPath = $TargetFile
$Shortcut.Save()