Active Directory Rights Management Services Client Silent Install (How-To Guide)


The Active Directory Rights Management Services Client is software designed for your client computers to help protect access to and usage of information flowing through applications that use RMS services in Azure Information Protection and AD RMS on-premises. This article will serve as an informative guide and give you a clear understanding of how to perform a silent installation of the Active Directory Rights Management Services Client from the command line using both the EXE & MSI installers.

How to Install the Active Directory Rights Management Services Client Silently

Active Directory Rights Management Services Client Silent Install (EXE) on 32-bit System

  1. Navigate to: https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/download/details.aspx?id=38396
  2. Click Download
  3. Select the setup_msipc_x86.exe
  4. Click Next
  5. Download & Copy the setup_msipc_x86.exe to a folder created at (C:\Downloads)
  6. Open an Elevated Command Prompt by Right-Clicking on Command Prompt and select Run as Administrator
  7. Navigate to the C:\Downloads folder
  8. Enter the following command:
    • setup_msipc_x86.exe /msicl "ALLUSERS=1" /quiet /norestart
  9. Press Enter

After a few moments you will find Active Directory Rights Management Services Client entries in the Installation Directory and Programs and Features in the Control Panel.

Software Title:Active Directory Rights Management Services Client
Vendor:Microsoft Corporation
Architecture:x86
Installer Type:EXE
Silent Install Switch:setup_msipc_x86.exe /msicl "ALLUSERS=1" /quiet /norestart
Silent Uninstall Switch:setup_msipc_x86.exe /uninstall /quiet /norestart
Download Link:https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/download/details.aspx?id=38396
PowerShell Script:https://silentinstallhq.com/active-directory-rights-management-services-client-install-and-uninstall-powershell/

Active Directory Rights Management Services Client Silent Install (EXE) on 64-bit System

  1. Navigate to: https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/download/details.aspx?id=38396
  2. Click Download
  3. Select the setup_msipc_x64.exe
  4. Click Next
  5. Download & Copy the setup_msipc_x64.exe to a folder created at (C:\Downloads)
  6. Open an Elevated Command Prompt by Right-Clicking on Command Prompt and select Run as Administrator
  7. Navigate to the C:\Downloads folder
  8. Enter the following command:
    • setup_msipc_x64.exe /msicl "ALLUSERS=1" /quiet /norestart
  9. Press Enter

After a few moments you will find Active Directory Rights Management Services Client entries in the Installation Directory and Programs and Features in the Control Panel.

Software Title:Active Directory Rights Management Services Client
Vendor:Microsoft Corporation
Architecture:x64
Installer Type:EXE
Silent Install Switch:setup_msipc_x64.exe /msicl "ALLUSERS=1" /quiet /norestart
Silent Uninstall Switch:setup_msipc_x64.exe /uninstall /quiet /norestart
Download Link:https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/download/details.aspx?id=38396
PowerShell Script:https://silentinstallhq.com/active-directory-rights-management-services-client-install-and-uninstall-powershell/

Active Directory Rights Management Services Client Silent Install (MSI) on 32-bit System

  1. Navigate to: https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/download/details.aspx?id=38396
  2. Click Download
  3. Select the setup_msipc_x86.exe
  4. Click Next
  5. Download & Copy the setup_msipc_x86.exe to a folder created at (C:\Downloads)
  6. Open an Elevated Command Prompt by Right-Clicking on Command Prompt and select Run as Administrator
  7. Navigate to the C:\Downloads folder
  8. Enter the following command to extract the MSI:
    • setup_msipc_x86.exe /extract "C:\Downloads\RMSClient\x86"
  9. Press Enter
  10. Navigate to the “C:\Downloads\RMSClient\x86” folder
  11. Enter the following command:
    • MsiExec.exe /i setup_msipc.msi ALLUSERS=1 /qn
  12. Press Enter

After a few moments you will find Active Directory Rights Management Services Client entries in the Installation Directory and Programs and Features in the Control Panel.

Software Title:Active Directory Rights Management Services Client
Vendor:Microsoft Corporation
Architecture:x86
Installer Type:MSI
Silent Install Switch:MsiExec.exe /i setup_msipc.msi ALLUSERS=1 /qn
Silent Uninstall Switch:MsiExec.exe /x setup_msipc.msi /qn
Repair Command:MsiExec.exe /fa setup_msipc.msi /qn
Download Link:https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/download/details.aspx?id=38396
PowerShell Script:https://silentinstallhq.com/active-directory-rights-management-services-client-install-and-uninstall-powershell/

Active Directory Rights Management Services Client Silent Install (MSI) on 64-bit System

  1. Navigate to: https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/download/details.aspx?id=38396
  2. Click Download
  3. Select the setup_msipc_x64.exe
  4. Click Next
  5. Download & Copy the setup_msipc_x64.exe to a folder created at (C:\Downloads)
  6. Open an Elevated Command Prompt by Right-Clicking on Command Prompt and select Run as Administrator
  7. Navigate to the C:\Downloads folder
  8. Enter the following command to extract the MSI:
    • setup_msipc_x64.exe /extract "C:\Downloads\RMSClient\x64"
  9. Press Enter
  10. Navigate to the “C:\Downloads\RMSClient\x64” folder
  11. Enter the following command:
    • MsiExec.exe /i setup_msipc.msi ALLUSERS=1 /qn
  12. Press Enter

After a few moments you will find Active Directory Rights Management Services Client entries in the Installation Directory and Programs and Features in the Control Panel.

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Software Title:Active Directory Rights Management Services Client
Vendor:Microsoft Corporation
Architecture:x64
Installer Type:MSI
Silent Install Switch:MsiExec.exe /i setup_msipc.msi ALLUSERS=1 /qn
Silent Uninstall Switch:MsiExec.exe /x setup_msipc.msi /qn
Repair Command:MsiExec.exe /fa setup_msipc.msi /qn
Download Link:https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/download/details.aspx?id=38396
PowerShell Script:https://silentinstallhq.com/active-directory-rights-management-services-client-install-and-uninstall-powershell/

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 an Active Directory Rights Management Services Client Installation Log File

The Active Directory Rights Management Services Client installers offer the option to generate a log file during installation to assist with troubleshooting should any problems arise. You can use the following command to create a verbose log file with details about the installation.

Active Directory Rights Management Services Client Silent Install (EXE) with Logging

setup_msipc_x64.exe /msicl "ALLUSERS=1" /quiet /norestart /log "%WINDIR%\Temp\RMSClient-Install.log"

Active Directory Rights Management Services Client Silent Install (MSI) with Logging

MsiExec.exe /i setup_msipc.msi ALLUSERS=1 /qn /L*v "%WINDIR%\Temp\RMSClient-Install.log"

Disable Active Directory Rights Management Services Client Update Checks

Active Directory Rights Management Services Client Silent Install (EXE) with Updates Check Disabled

setup_msipc_x64.exe /msicl "ALLUSERS=1 PERFORM_MU_OPTIN=2" /quiet /norestart

Active Directory Rights Management Services Client Silent Install (MSI) with Updates Check Disabled

MsiExec.exe /i setup_msipc.msi ALLUSERS=1 PERFORM_MU_OPTIN=2 /qn

Disable Event Trace

Active Directory Rights Management Services Client Silent Install (EXE) with Event Trace Disabled

setup_msipc_x64.exe /msicl "ALLUSERS=1 ENABLE_EVENT_TRACE=0" /quiet /norestart

Active Directory Rights Management Services Client Silent Install (MSI) with Event Trace Disabled

MsiExec.exe /i setup_msipc.msi ALLUSERS=1 ENABLE_EVENT_TRACE=0 /qn

How to Uninstall the Active Directory Rights Management Services Client Silently

Check out the Active Directory Rights Management Services Client Install and Uninstall (PowerShell) post for a scripted solution.

  1. Open an Elevated Command Prompt by Right-Clicking on Command Prompt and select Run as Administrator
  2. Enter one of the following commands:

Active Directory Rights Management Services Client Silent Uninstall (EXE) on 32-bit System

setup_msipc_x86.exe /uninstall /quiet /norestart

Active Directory Rights Management Services Client Silent Uninstall (EXE) on 64-bit System

setup_msipc_x64.exe /uninstall /quiet /norestart

Active Directory Rights Management Services Client 2.1 Silent Uninstall (MSI) on 32-bit System

MsiExec.exe /x {A0F26AC2-1700-45A8-A402-0650AF8756D7} /qn

Active Directory Rights Management Services Client 2.1 Silent Uninstall (MSI) on 64-bit System

MsiExec.exe /x {9BA9321A-4C38-4A35-9998-8D54358911B5} /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.

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