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How do I disable auto updates via silent mode or during installation?

asked 2019-03-04 19:15:05 +0000

jkang gravatar image

Is there a way to disable auto updates BEFORE a user installs the app? Specifically, my team and I deploy Wireshark using batch scripts remotely to machines. Reading through some old Q&A posts, it looks like this has not been achievable...was hoping this might've been resolved with the newest version out, 2.6.7. Thanks in advance.

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answered 2019-03-05 06:23:23 +0000

Kurt Knochner gravatar image

If it's you who installs Wireshark, you can also deploy a preferences file, after the installation, with auto updates disabled.

https://www.wireshark.org/docs/wsug_html_chunked/ChAppFilesConfigurationSection.html

Check the preferences file and the following option in that file.

# Check for updates (Windows only)
# TRUE or FALSE (case-insensitive)
#gui.update.enabled: TRUE

uncomment the option and set the value to FALSE.

Regards
Kurt

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