Adobe After Effects CC Silent Install (How-To Guide)


Adobe After Effects is a digital visual effects, motion graphics, and compositing application. This article will serve as an informative guide and give you a clear understanding of how to perform a silent installation of Adobe After Effects Creative Cloud from the command line using an EXE installer.

How to Install Adobe After Effects CC Silently

  1. Navigate to
  2. Create your Adobe After Effects package via the Admin Console (Licensing Required)
  3. Download the package to a folder created at (C:\Downloads)
  4. Open an Elevated Command Prompt by Right-Clicking on Command Prompt and select Run as Administrator
  5. Navigate to the Build folder where you should see the setup.exe
  6. Enter the following command:
    • setup.exe --silent --INSTALLLANGUAGE=en_US
  7. Press Enter

After several minutes you should see Adobe After Effects in the Start Menu, Installation Directory, and Programs and Features in the Control Panel.

Software Title:Adobe After Effects CC
Vendor:Adobe
Architecture:x86_x64
Installer Type:EXE
Silent Install Switch:setup.exe --silent --INSTALLLANGUAGE=en_US
Silent Uninstall Switch:AdobeCCUninstaller.exe
Create Silent Uninstall Link:https://helpx.adobe.com/enterprise/using/uninstall-creative-cloud-products.html#create-uninstall-package

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

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 Adobe After Effects to “C:\AfterEffectsCC”

setup.exe --silent --ADOBEINSTALLDIR="C:\AfterEffectsCC" --INSTALLLANGUAGE=en_US

Installation Log Files

The Adobe Creative Cloud installer automatically generates log files during installation to assist with troubleshooting should any problems arise. The log files will be located in the following directories:

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C:\Users\<User Name>\AppData\Local\Temp\AdobeDownload\dlm.log

C:\Users\<User Name>\AppData\Local\Temp\PDapp.log

(Windows 32-bit) – C:\Program Files\Common Files\Adobe\Installers

(Windows 64-bit) – C:\Program Files (x86)\Common Files\Adobe\Installers

https://helpx.adobe.com/creative-cloud/kb/troubleshoot-install-logs-cc.html
https://helpx.adobe.com/creative-cloud/kb/Install_Error_codes_CC.html

How to Uninstall Adobe After Effects CC Silently

  1. Create Uninstall Package
  2. Open an Elevated Command Prompt by Right-Clicking on Command Prompt and select Run as Administrator
  3. Enter the following command:
    • AdobeCCUninstaller.exe
  4. Press Enter

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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