Adobe AIR 32 Silent Install (How-To Guide)


Adobe AIR is a runtime environment developed by Adobe Systems for building desktop and mobile applications. This article will serve as an informative guide and give you a clear understanding of how to perform a silent installation of Adobe AIR 32 from the command line using an EXE installer.

How to Install Adobe AIR Silently

Adobe AIR 32 Silent Install (EXE)

  1. Navigate to: https://airdownload.adobe.com/air/win/download/32.0/AdobeAIRInstaller.exe
  2. Download the AdobeAIRInstaller.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: AdobeAIRInstaller.exe -silent -eulaAccepted
  6. Press Enter

After a few moments you should see the Adobe AIR Installation Directory and Programs and Features entry in the Control Panel. This application does not create a Desktop Shortcut or Start Menu entry.

Software Title:Adobe AIR 32.0.0.125
Vendor:Adobe
Version:32.0.0.125
Architecture:x86
Installer Type:EXE
Silent Install Switch:AdobeAIRInstaller.exe -silent -eulaAccepted
Silent Uninstall Switch:MsiExec.exe /x {10E33ABF-D7FB-4F47-900A-7973854AB45A} /qn
Download Link:https://airdownload.adobe.com/air/win/download/32.0/AdobeAIRInstaller.exe

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

Preventing Installation of AIR Applications

Adding the following registry key will prevent the installation of AIR applications.

  1. Open an Elevated Command Prompt by Right-Clicking on Command Prompt and select Run as Administrator
  2. Enter the following command & press Enter:
REG ADD "HKLM\SOFTWARE\Policies\Adobe\AIR" /v AppInstallDisabled /t REG_DWORD /d 1 /f

Preventing Installation of Untrusted AIR Applications

Adding the following registry key will prevent the installation of untrusted AIR applications.

  1. Open an Elevated Command Prompt by Right-Clicking on Command Prompt and select Run as Administrator
  2. Enter the following command & press Enter:
REG ADD "HKLM\SOFTWARE\Policies\Adobe\AIR" /v UntrustedAppInstallDisabled /t REG_DWORD /d 1 /f

Preventing Automatic Updates to Adobe AIR

Adding the following registry key will prevent automatic updates to Adobe AIR.

  1. Open an Elevated Command Prompt by Right-Clicking on Command Prompt and select Run as Administrator
  2. Enter the following command & press Enter:
REG ADD "HKLM\SOFTWARE\Policies\Adobe\AIR" /v UpdateDisabled /t REG_DWORD /d 1 /f

Installation Log File

The Adobe AIR installer automatically generates a log file during installation to assist with troubleshooting should any problems arise. The log file will be located in the following directory of the user account from which the installer was run:

C:\Users\<User Name>\AppData\Local\Adobe\AIR\logs\Install.log

Adobe AIR Runtime Installer Exit Codes

Exit Code:Description
0Successful install
1Successful, but restart required for completion
2Usage error (incorrect arguments)
3Runtime not found
4Loading runtime failed
5Unknown error
6Installation canceled
7Installation failed
8Installation failed; update already in progress
9Installation failed; application already installed

How to Uninstall Adobe AIR Silently

  1. Open an Elevated Command Prompt by Right-Clicking on Command Prompt and select Run as Administrator
  2. Enter one of the following commands:
VersionAdobe AIR Silent Uninstall String
32.0.0.125MsiExec.exe /x {10E33ABF-D7FB-4F47-900A-7973854AB45A} /qn
31.0.0.96MsiExec.exe /x {F5B72D9E-D86C-4002-BCF1-C2EDDEB1A661} /qn
30.0.0.107MsiExec.exe /x {CE25DBD3-FCA7-4E77-9A60-F77BE12FC4BA} /qn
29.0.0.112MsiExec.exe /x {7D5344C9-E173-4148-93EC-6137D797835A} /qn
28.0.0.127MsiExec.exe /x {10166660-0C51-4355-BD74-D4700EFDB83B} /qn
27.0.0.124MsiExec.exe /x {739A853C-D71F-404B-9E6A-012D3918ED57} /qn
26.0.0.127MsiExec.exe /x {8C9AA2C1-D07A-48E8-9DD8-471A072947F4} /qn
25.0.0.134MsiExec.exe /x {25A60C59-0FDC-4D73-81F4-D4A6D4E0CB92} /qn
24.0.0.180MsiExec.exe /x {63B5DA5A-477B-438D-A6A0-118787A4C71B} /qn
23.0.0.257MsiExec.exe /x {BBEC10F9-AC15-41EE-A271-0B1077F53740} /qn
22.0.0.153MsiExec.exe /x {F2E04A40-3EA7-42F8-B7CC-B6E7A39DC150} /qn
21.0.0.215MsiExec.exe /x {19687AD5-7E54-4C5E-A796-125C95079C1D} /qn
20.0.0.260MsiExec.exe /x {78DFDC88-FA40-408F-8397-1D7908A6DA21} /qn
19.0.0.241MsiExec.exe /x {0274D240-4D1D-4FDA-9A36-09F0BECD288F} /qn
18.0.0.199MsiExec.exe /x {31B9D218-FED2-4C6C-B19F-7294FFC130B0} /qn
17.0.0.172MsiExec.exe /x {34927EBC-98D4-4D53-98BE-510DF5999F50} /qn
16.0.0.273MsiExec.exe /x {7B77622E-DE90-48EA-B2C7-227B1DE58A01} /qn
15.0.0.356MsiExec.exe /x {7BBAEC47-1CC0-4CB8-ADB4-531B78DBD1DD} /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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