ActivePresenter Silent Install (How-To Guide)

ActivePresenter is a screencasting and eLearning software that can be used to create software demonstrations, software simulations, and quizzes. This article will serve as an informative guide and give you a clear understanding of how to perform a silent installation of ActivePresenter from the command line using the EXE installer.

How to Install ActivePresenter Silently

ActivePresenter Silent Install (EXE)

  1. Navigate to:
  2. Download the ActivePresenter_vx.y.z_setup.exe to a folder created at (C:\Downloads)
  3. Open an Elevated Command Prompt by Right-Clicking on Command Prompt and select Run as Administrator
  4. Navigate to the C:\Downloads folder
  5. Enter the following command: ActivePresenter_vx.y.z_setup.exe /VERYSILENT /NORESTART
  6. Press Enter

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

Software Title:ActivePresenter
Vendor:Atomi Systems, Inc.
Installer Type:EXE
Silent Install Switch:ActivePresenter_vx.y.z_setup.exe /VERYSILENT /NORESTART
Silent Uninstall Switch:"%ProgramFiles%\ATOMI\ActivePresenter\unins000.exe" /VERYSILENT /NORESTART
Download Link:
PowerShell 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 an Installation Log File

The ActivePresenter installer offers 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.

ActivePresenter Silent Install (EXE) with Logging

ActivePresenter_vx.y.z_setup.exe /VERYSILENT /NORESTART /LOG="%WINDIR%\Temp\ActivePresenter-Install.log"

Change Default Installation Directory

You can also change the default installation directory by using the following command line parameters. In this example, I’m installing ActivePresenter to “C:\ActivePresenter”

ActivePresenter_vx.y.z_setup.exe /DIR="C:\ActivePresenter" /VERYSILENT /NORESTART

How to Uninstall ActivePresenter Silently

Check out the ActivePresenter 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 the following command:

ActivePresenter Silent Uninstall (EXE)

"%ProgramFiles%\ATOMI\ActivePresenter\unins000.exe" /VERYSILENT /NORESTART

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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