Unattended Installation of Software – Lookup

A screenshot of a social media post

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.

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Microsoft Software

Microsoft Teams

Microsoft Teams can be downloaded as MSI package, in 32bit and 64bit. The installation command is accordingly simple:

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

OpenSource

KeePass 2.42

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:

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KeePass-2.42.1-Setup.exe /silent

Greenshot

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)

Greenshot-INSTALLER-1.2.10.6-RELEASE.exe /verysilent

Variant 2 (Requires ZIP download and consists of 2 parts):

Install.CMD (from my MDT):

@Echo OFF
cd %~dp0
Robocopy . C:\Programme\Greenshot Greenshot-NO-INSTALLER-1.2.10.6-RELEASE.zip /R:2 /w:10
powershell.exe -ExecutionPolicy Bypass -Command .\install-greenshot.ps1

Install-greenshot.ps1:

Programm Code install-greenshot.sp1

Free Software

PDF24.org

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

Cinspiration RDP-Manager

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:

RDP-Manager.exe /silent

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:

blurayplayer_setup.exe /silent

CDBurnerXP

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.

cdbxp_setup_4.5.8.7042.exe /silent

Elster

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.

Note about program and Power Shell Code

The code contained here serves as an example. I do not assume any warranty, guarantee or support for the code or its components. Use the code at your own risk.

I always recommend to have a close look at the scripts before using them.

This article first appeared on Infrastrukturhelden.de in German.

This article is a translation of the Infrastrukturhelden.de article “Unbeaufsichtigte Installation von Software – Nachschlag” (Published – 2019-07-09). Links may refer to other Infrastrukturhelden.de articles, these may also be available in English language.

Also it can be, that I still use screenshots of German systems. However, where it is possible for me with little effort, I insert screenshots of English systems.

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Author: Fabian Niesen

Fabian Niesen has been working as an IT consultant for years. Here he writes privately and independently of his employer. Among others he is certified as MCSA Windows Server 2008 / 2012, MCSA Office 365, MCSA Windows 10, MCSE Messaging, MCT and Novell Certified Linux Administrator. Since 2016 he is also MCT Regional Lead for Germany. His hobbies are social media, blogging, medieval markets, historical songs and house building.

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