3CXPhone for Windows Silent Install (How-To Guide)

3CXPhone for Windows is designed to work with the 3CX Phone System, which is a software-based PBX that enables businesses to set up and manage their own phone system using VoIP technology. The 3CXPhone application allows users to make and receive calls, access voicemail, and utilize other telephony features using their computer. This article will serve as an informative guide and give you a clear understanding of how to perform a silent installation of 3CXPhone for Windows from the command line using the MSI installer.

How to Install 3CXPhone for Windows Silently

3CXPhone for Windows Silent Install (MSI)

  1. Navigate to: https://downloads.3cx.com/downloads/3CXPhoneforWindows16.msi
  2. Download the 3CXPhoneforWindows16.msi to a folder created at (C:\Downloads)
  3. Navigate to: https://aka.ms/vs/17/release/vc_redist.x86.exe
  4. Download the VC_redist.x86.exe to a folder created at (C:\Downloads)
  5. Open an Elevated Command Prompt by Right-Clicking on Command Prompt and select Run as Administrator
  6. Navigate to the C:\Downloads folder
  7. Enter the following commands:
VC_redist.x86.exe /install /quiet /norestart
MsiExec.exe /i 3CXPhoneforWindows16.msi /qn

After a few moments you should see the 3CXPhone Desktop Shortcut appear. You will also find entries in the Start Menu, Installation Directory, and Programs and Features in the Control Panel.

Software Title:3CXPhone for Windows
Installer Type:MSI
Silent Install Switch (Step1)VC_redist.x86.exe /install /quiet /norestart
Silent Install Switch (Step2)MsiExec.exe /i 3CXPhoneforWindows16.msi /qn
Silent Uninstall Switch:MsiExec.exe /x 3CXPhoneforWindows16.msi /qn
Repair Command:MsiExec.exe /fa 3CXPhoneforWindows16.msi /qn
Download Link:3CXPhone for Windows Download
PowerShell Script:3CXPhone for Windows | PowerShell Script
Detection Script:3CXPhone for Windows | Custom Detection Script

The information above provides a quick overview of the software title, vendor, silent install, and silent uninstall switches. The download links provided take you directly to the vendors website. Continue reading if you are interested in additional details and configurations.

Additional Configurations

Create a 3CXPhone for Windows Installation Log File

The 3CXPhone for Windows installer offers the option to generate a log file during installation to assist with troubleshooting should any problems arise. You can use the following commands to create a verbose log file with details about the installation.

3CXPhone for Windows Silent Install with Logging

VC_redist.x86.exe /install /quiet /norestart /log "%WINDIR%\Temp\VC2022x86-Install.log"
MsiExec.exe /i 3CXPhoneforWindows16.msi /qn /L*v "%WINDIR%\Temp\3CXPhone-Install.log"

How to Uninstall 3CXPhone for Windows Silently

Check out the following posts for a scripted solution:

3CXPhone for Windows Install and Uninstall (PowerShell)
3CXPhone for Windows Silent Uninstall (PowerShell)
  1. Open an Elevated Command Prompt by Right-Clicking on Command Prompt and select Run as Administrator
  2. Enter the following command:

3CXPhone for Windows Silent Uninstall (MSI)

MsiExec.exe /x {110A3CCE-3D00-4E4A-8E61-EE5A4DFDA908} /qn

Always make sure to test everything in a development environment prior to implementing anything into production. The information in this article is provided “As Is” without warranty of any kind.

Jason Bergner

I am an accomplished Software Engineer at Patch My PC, leveraging more than 18 years of hands-on experience in Configuration Manager administration and application packaging. I am driven by a genuine passion for solving complex problems and consistently strive to discover innovative and effective solutions. Sharing my extensive knowledge of application deployments is a true joy for me, and I am honored to contribute to the community here at Silent Install HQ.

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