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Perform a Silent Installation from the Command Line

A silent installation proceeds without the end user being able to intervene or, in some cases, even see that the installation is occurring.

To perform a silent installation

  • At a command prompt or the Start menu Run command, change to the directory in which the setup.exe file resides and do one of the following:

    To perform


    A silent install that displays a progress bar and disables the Cancel button

    setup.exe /install /passive

    A silent install with no display

    setup.exe /install /quiet