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How do I prevent the SourceTreeSetup.exe from starting SourceTree at the end of the installation?

I am using silent installation parameters (/qb) to provision SourceTree in all our development environments. 

It has been working fine till at one point (not so recently) SourceTree was started by default at the end of the installation process.

This makes no sense for unattended/silent installs and also produces a lot of confusion to developers suddenly presented with a SourceTree window when not expected - que increased nummber of confused support calls.


Behaviour is reproducible with and To make it even wierder, calling the setup executable with any parameters will start SourceTree if it has been previously installed.

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Ana Retamal Atlassian Team Jul 06, 2017

Hi Vassilis! We changed our installer from version 1.10. The Squirrel installer causes the application to get started after the installation. We don't currently support silent installations and it's not possible for us to disable that behaviour.

However, we're now reviewing options to adapt SourceTree to the needs of our users :) Regarding silent installations, we have a Feature request at SRCTREEWIN-6570. You can vote for it, add a comment or watch it to receive further updates. 

Best regards,



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