Install on Windows using command line

Important note: The following article is for advanced computer users and IT professionals. If you’re looking for easy to follow instructions on how to install Poll Everywhere on a Windows computer, please refer to the Installing Poll Everywhere for Windows PowerPoint article.

If you need to deploy the Poll Everywhere for Windows app for a large number of computers, there’s a way to use the command line to quickly do so.

Dependencies

You’ll need to make sure the following dependencies are installed on each machine before installing Poll Everywhere via command line.

Command Line

After making sure all the dependencies are in place, your first step will be to download the Poll Everywhere Windows App msi file.

The following commands assume you’re running them from within whatever directory you’ve saved the Poll Everywhere msi file to.

Manual install
The following command will install Poll Everywhere for Windows PowerPoint for all users on a given computer.

msiexec.exe /qn /i PollEverywhere.Everyone.msi INSTALLFOR="ALL" MSIINSTALLPERUSER=0

Manual uninstall
If you need to perform a manual uninstall in the future, you can use the following command.

msiexec.exe /qn /x PollEverywhere.Everyone.msi INSTALLFOR="ALL" MSIINSTALLPERUSER=0

Overrides

The follow registry keys are used to turn on and off specific features of Poll Everywhere for Windows so that IT teams can better control the app experience across a large number of computers.

For 64 bit windows, the registry key should be located at: HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Wow6432Node\Poll Everywhere

For 32 bit windows, the registry key should be located at: HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Poll Everywhere

Note: If you are missing the Poll Everywhere path in either \Wow6432Node or \Software, you will need to create it before creating the DWORD key. This can be done by right clicking, and choosing New > Key. Type Poll Everywhere.

Disable updates

Add a DWORD: DisableUpdate=1

From cmd: REG ADD "HKLM\Software\Poll Everywhere" /v DisableUpdate /t REG_DWORD /d 1 /reg:32

Disable video and webpage slides

Add a DWORD: WebContent=0

From cmd: REG ADD "HKLM\Software\Poll Everywhere" /v WebContent /t REG_DWORD /d 0 /reg:32

Disable warning messages

Add a DWORD: WarningMessage=1

From cmd: REG ADD "HKLM\Software\Poll Everywhere" /v WarningMessage /t REG_DWORD /d 1 /reg:32

Disable web content

Resources

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