In March 2019, I published the first article about unattended installation of software. This article also contains instructions or commands on how to install some programs unattended. Since this article enjoys some popularity, and I was asked for more examples, there is now a “lookup”.
Some of the installations are not very challenging, but I mentioned the software anyway because it is free of charge. I also use all programs on my own systems, even if not on everyone.
msiexec /i Teams_windows_x64.msi /q
Image Composite Editor
The Microsoft Image Composite Editor is a free program to create panorama photos from multiple images. Again an MSI is offered and is easy to install:
msiexec /i ICE-2.0.3-for-64-bit-Windows.msi /q
KeePass is a free open source password store. It has been ported to many operating systems. The current version can be downloaded from the website. The installation command is:
A good and free tool for screenshots is Greenshot. It doesn’t come close to the functionality of Techsmith Snagit, but it’s free.
Variant 1 (Opens a web page at the end of the installation, this cannot be disabled)
Variant 2 (Requires ZIP download and consists of 2 parts):
Install.CMD (from my MDT):
Robocopy . C:\Programme\Greenshot Greenshot-NO-INSTALLER-18.104.22.168-RELEASE.zip /R:2 /w:10
powershell.exe -ExecutionPolicy Bypass -Command .\install-greenshot.ps1
PDF24.org is more than just a PDF printer. It is a PDF toolbox that includes many functions. For example, it can also merge or separate PDF documents. The program is freeware and there is also a free version for companies. Of course, there is also an MSI file for installation. The individual parameters for the MSI installation are described in an article.
msiexec /i pdf24-creator-8.9.0.msi AUTOUPDATE=YES FAXPRINTER=NO /q
Free RDP manager with additional functions and protocols like Putty, VNC, own tools and much more. Personally I especially like to set the function RDP settings or credentials for folders. This saves a lot of time. The AD import is also very handy. To download. The installation program automatically downloads the required VC++ Runtimes. The command is:
Leawo Blu-ray Player
Free Blu-Ray playback software for Windows. For me the best free Blu-ray player. The installation file is available on the homepage. The command line is:
Free CD and DVD burning program. With the exception of Video Authoring, all possible actions around creating and copying optical media are supported. The download can be found on the homepage. There is also a separate article in the Knowledge Database about the unattended installation of CDBurnerXP. Those who prefer MSI files will also find them.
Anyone who is self-employed or an entrepreneur in Germany usually cannot avoid the software of the German tax authorities, the Elster program. Exceptions may be the companies that have appropriate accounting systems. Since the Elster software is offered as an MSI package, the command is very simple:
msiexec /i ElsterFormularUnternehmerSelbstaendige.msi /q
Other relevant articles about Unattended Installation and MDT
Since these articles are partly not translated yet, I link to the German article. If this is translated, the translated version will be offered at the beginning of the article.
- Unbeaufsichtigte Installation von Software
- Microsoft Autopilot mit Microsoft Deployment Toolkit verteilen
Note about program and Power Shell Code
This article first appeared on Infrastrukturhelden.de in German.