Ansys Student 2021 Silent Install (How-To Guide)

Ansys Student provides free access to the Ansys Workbench-based bundle. This bundle includes Ansys Mechanical, Ansys CFD, Ansys Autodyn, Ansys SpaceClaim and Ansys DesignXplorer. This article will serve as an informative guide and give you a clear understanding of how to perform a silent installation of Ansys Student 2021 from the command line using the EXE installer.

How to Install Ansys Student 2021 Silently

Ansys Student 2021 Silent Install (EXE)

  1. Navigate to:
  2. Download the ZIP file to a folder created at (C:\Downloads)
  3. Extract the ZIP file to “C:\Downloads\ANSYSACADEMICSTUDENT_2021R2_WINX64”
  4. Open an Elevated Command Prompt by Right-Clicking on Command Prompt and select Run as Administrator
  5. Navigate to the “C:\Downloads\ANSYSACADEMICSTUDENT_2021R2_WINX64” folder
  6. Enter the following command: setup.exe -silent
  7. Press Enter

After several minutes you will find Ansys 2021 entries in the Start Menu and Installation Directory.

Note: There is no entry for Ansys in Programs and Features in the Control Panel.

Software Title:Ansys Student 2021
Installer Type:EXE
Silent Install Switch:setup.exe -silent
Silent Uninstall Switch:"%ProgramFiles%\ANSYS Inc\v212\Uninstall.exe" -silent
Download Link:
PowerShell Script:

The information above provides a quick overview of the software title, vendor, silent install, and silent uninstall switches. The download link provided take you directly to the vendors website.

How to Uninstall Ansys Student 2021 Silently

Check out the Ansys Student 2021 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:

Ansys Student 2021 Silent Uninstall (EXE)

"%ProgramFiles%\ANSYS Inc\v21\Uninstall.exe" -silent

Ansys Student 2021 R1 Silent Uninstall (EXE)

"%ProgramFiles%\ANSYS Inc\v211\Uninstall.exe" -silent

Ansys Student 2021 R2 Silent Uninstall (EXE)

"%ProgramFiles%\ANSYS Inc\v212\Uninstall.exe" -silent

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

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