Microsoft Power BI Desktop 2.105.923.0
Microsoft Power BI
Author: Tim Mangan
Date: June 6, 2022

Repackaging tips and silent install information for Microsoft Power BI Desktop 2.105.923.0. This App Tip provides comprehensive details for conducting a silent installation of Power BI Desktop. It includes additional insights, such as user environment specifics, extra installation parameters, and repackaging tips.

About

Power BI is an interactive data visualization software product developed by Microsoft with a primary focus on business intelligence. It is part of the Microsoft Power Platform. Power BI is a collection of software services, apps, and connectors that work together to turn unrelated sources of data into coherent, visually immersive, and interactive insights. Data may be input by reading directly from a database, webpage, or structured files such as spreadsheets, CSV, XML, and JSON.

General Information

Vendor Information

Microsoft

Application Name

Power BI Desktop

Application Version

2.105.923.0

Download Link

https://powerbi.microsoft.com/en-us/desktop/

License Needed

Yes

Vendor Install

Installation Type

Architecture

x64

Description

Application Configuration/Settings

Registry

HKLM\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Microsoft Power BI Desktop

File

AD/GPO

AAD/GPO

User Environment Data

Registry

HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Microsoft Power BI Desktop

File

Other

Infrastructure Dependencies

Description

ODBC

Connection Name

Driver

Parameters

Setup.exe parameters

MSI Public Properties

Installation Commands

Silent Install Command

Silent Uninstall Command

Repackaging Score

MSI

Unknown

MSIX

Full Functional
The software was packaged on Windows 10 21H2 using Microsoft MSIX Packaging Tool 1.2022.512 without the PSF. Adding the PSF to this app causes a CLR issue, so best to avoid.

App-V

Unknown

ThinApp

Unknown

Citrix App Layer

Unknown

VMWare App Volumes

Unknown

Other

Unknown

Repackaging Tips

Typical Configuration Items
This identifies the most commonly interesting configuration items in the application. This application uses both HKLM and HKCU registry items:
HKLM\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Microsoft Power BI Desktop\DisableUpdateNotification DWORD 1 is the option set by the installer option to disable updates.
HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Microsoft Power BI Desktop\ShowLeadGenDialog DWORD 1
HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Microsoft Power BI Desktop\EnableCustomerExperienceProgram DWORD 0
HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Microsoft Power BI Desktop\Installer\InstallDesktopShortcutValue DWORD 0

The product installs a shortcut both to the start menu and desktop. There is no installer option to avoid the desktop shortcut. If removed, the product will add the desktop shortcut back unless the InstallDesktopShortcutValue registry setting is set to 0.

Installed Components worth noting
By default, the app installers components into both the Program Files and Program Files (x86) folders.
2 shortcuts are installed by default. One is in the start menu, the other to the desktop. Both point to the same exe.
3 FTA for app specific file types, with Shell Integration Command.
No Shell Extensions, or Services.
1 new Protocol Handler.
The app installer does not create folders in the User's AppData\Roaming area.
The app at runtime uses the user's AppData\Local\Temp folder.

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