AnyDesk Silent Install (How-To Guide)


AnyDesk is a remote desktop application that provides platform independent remote access to personal computers and other devices running the host application. This article will serve as an informative guide and give you a clear understanding of how to perform a silent installation of AnyDesk from the command line using both EXE & MSI installers.

How to Install AnyDesk Silently

AnyDesk Silent Install (EXE)

  1. Navigate to: https://download.anydesk.com/AnyDesk.exe
  2. Download the 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:
    • AnyDesk.exe --install "C:\Program Files (x86)\AnyDesk" --start-with-win --create-shortcuts --create-desktop-icon --silent
  6. Press Enter

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

Software Title:AnyDesk
Vendor:philandro Software GmbH
Architecture:x86_x64
Installer Type:EXE
Silent Install Switch:AnyDesk.exe --install "C:\Program Files (x86)\AnyDesk" --start-with-win --create-shortcuts --create-desktop-icon --silent
Silent Uninstall Switch:"%ProgramFiles(x86)%\AnyDesk\AnyDesk.exe" --silent --remove
Download Link:https://download.anydesk.com/AnyDesk.exe
PowerShell Script:https://silentinstallhq.com/anydesk-install-and-uninstall-powershell/

AnyDesk Silent Install (MSI)

  1. Navigate to: https://download.anydesk.com/AnyDesk.msi
  2. Download the MSI 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: MsiExec.exe /i AnyDesk.msi /qn
  6. Press Enter

After a few moments you should see the AnyDesk shortcut in the Start Menu, Installation Directory, and Programs and Features in the Control Panel.

Software Title:AnyDesk MSI
Vendor:philandro Software GmbH
Architecture:x86_x64
Installer Type:MSI
Silent Install Switch:MsiExec.exe /i AnyDesk.msi /qn
Silent Uninstall Switch:MsiExec.exe /x AnyDesk.msi /qn
Repair Command:MsiExec.exe /fa AnyDesk.msi /qn
Download Link:https://download.anydesk.com/AnyDesk.msi
PowerShell Script:https://silentinstallhq.com/anydesk-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 Installation Log File

The AnyDesk MSI installer offers the option to generate a log file during installation to assist with troubleshooting should any problems arise. You can use the following commands to create a verbose log file with details about the installation.

AnyDesk (MSI) Silent Install with Logging

MsiExec.exe /i AnyDesk.msi /qn /L*v "%WINDIR%\Temp\AnyDesk-Install.log"

Exclude Desktop Shortcut During Install

You can run the following command line switch to exclude the desktop shortcut when using the EXE installer. The AnyDesk MSI installer does not include a desktop shortcut during installation.

AnyDesk (EXE) Silent Install with No Desktop Shortcut

AnyDesk.exe --install "C:\Program Files (x86)\AnyDesk" --start-with-win --create-shortcuts --silent

Disable Automatic Update of AnyDesk

AnyDesk (EXE) Silent Install with Auto Update Disabled

AnyDesk.exe --install "C:\Program Files (x86)\AnyDesk" --start-with-win --create-shortcuts --update-disabled --silent

How to Uninstall AnyDesk Silently

Check out the following posts for a scripted solution.

AnyDesk Install and Uninstall (PowerShell)

AnyDesk Silent Uninstall (PowerShell)

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

AnyDesk Silent Uninstall (EXE)

"%ProgramFiles(x86)%\AnyDesk\AnyDesk.exe" --silent --remove

AnyDesk Silent Uninstall (MSI)

MsiExec.exe /x AnyDesk.msi /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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