Apple iCloud Silent Install (How-To Guide)


Apple iCloud is a cloud storage and cloud computing service. This article will serve as an informative guide and give you a clear understanding of how to perform a silent installation of Apple iCloud from the command line using both the EXE & MSI installers.

How to Install Apple iCloud Silently

Apple iCloud Silent Install (EXE) on 32-bit Systems

  1. Navigate to: https://support.apple.com/en-us/HT204283
  2. Under the “Here’s what you need” section, select the Download iCloud for Windows on Apple’s website link
  3. Download the EXE 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 C:\Downloads folder
  6. Enter the following command: iCloudSetup.exe /extract
  7. Press Enter
  8. Enter the following command:
    • MsiExec.exe /i AppleApplicationSupport.msi /qn
  9. Press Enter
  10. Enter the following command:
    • iCloudSetup.exe REBOOT=ReallySuppress /qn
  11. Press Enter

After a few moments you will find iCloud entries in the Start Menu, Installation Directory, and Programs and Features in the Control Panel.

Software Title:Apple iCloud (32-bit System)
Vendor:Apple Inc.
Architecture:x86
Installer Type:EXE
Silent Install Switch (Step 1)MsiExec.exe /i AppleApplicationSupport.msi /qn
Silent Install Switch (Step 2)iCloudSetup.exe REBOOT=ReallySuppress /qn
Silent Uninstall Switch:MsiExec.exe /x iCloud.msi REBOOT=ReallySuppress /qn
Download Link:https://support.apple.com/en-us/HT204283
PowerShell Script:https://silentinstallhq.com/apple-icloud-install-and-uninstall-powershell/

Apple iCloud Silent Install (EXE) on 64-bit Systems

  1. Navigate to: https://support.apple.com/en-us/HT204283
  2. Under the “Here’s what you need” section, select the Download iCloud for Windows on Apple’s website link
  3. Download the EXE 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 C:\Downloads folder
  6. Enter the following command: iCloudSetup.exe /extract
  7. Press Enter
  8. Enter the following command:
    • MsiExec.exe /i AppleApplicationSupport.msi /qn
  9. Press Enter
  10. Enter the following command:
    • MsiExec.exe /i AppleApplicationSupport64.msi /qn
  11. Press Enter
  12. Enter the following command:
    • iCloudSetup.exe REBOOT=ReallySuppress /qn
  13. Press Enter

After a few moments you will find iCloud entries in the Start Menu, Installation Directory, and Programs and Features in the Control Panel.

Software Title:Apple iCloud (64-bit System)
Vendor:Apple Inc.
Architecture:x64
Installer Type:EXE
Silent Install Switch (Step 1)MsiExec.exe /i AppleApplicationSupport.msi /qn
Silent Install Switch (Step 2)MsiExec.exe /i AppleApplicationSupport64.msi /qn
Silent Install Switch (Step 3)iCloudSetup.exe REBOOT=ReallySuppress /qn
Silent Uninstall Switch:MsiExec.exe /x iCloud64.msi REBOOT=ReallySuppress /qn
Download Link:https://support.apple.com/en-us/HT204283
PowerShell Script:https://silentinstallhq.com/apple-icloud-install-and-uninstall-powershell/

Apple iCloud Silent Install (MSI) on 32-bit Systems

  1. Navigate to: https://support.apple.com/en-us/HT204283
  2. Under the “Here’s what you need” section, select the Download iCloud for Windows on Apple’s website link
  3. Download the EXE 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 C:\Downloads folder
  6. Enter the following command: iCloudSetup.exe /extract
  7. Press Enter
  8. Enter the following command:
    • MsiExec.exe /i AppleApplicationSupport.msi /qn
  9. Press Enter
  10. Enter the following command:
    • MsiExec.exe /i iCloud.msi REBOOT=ReallySuppress /qn
  11. Press Enter

After a few moments you will find iCloud entries in the Start Menu, Installation Directory, and Programs and Features in the Control Panel.

Software Title:Apple iCloud (32-bit System)
Vendor:Apple Inc.
Architecture:x86
Installer Type:MSI
Silent Install Switch (Step 1)MsiExec.exe /i AppleApplicationSupport.msi /qn
Silent Install Switch (Step 2)MsiExec.exe /i iCloud.msi REBOOT=ReallySuppress /qn
Silent Uninstall Switch:MsiExec.exe /x iCloud.msi REBOOT=ReallySuppress /qn
Repair Command:MsiExec.exe /fa iCloud.msi REBOOT=ReallySuppress /qn
Download Link:https://support.apple.com/en-us/HT204283
PowerShell Script:https://silentinstallhq.com/apple-icloud-install-and-uninstall-powershell/

Apple iCloud Silent Install (MSI) on 64-bit Systems

  1. Navigate to: https://support.apple.com/en-us/HT204283
  2. Under the “Here’s what you need” section, select the Download iCloud for Windows on Apple’s website link
  3. Download the EXE 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 C:\Downloads folder
  6. Enter the following command: iCloudSetup.exe /extract
  7. Press Enter
  8. Enter the following command:
    • MsiExec.exe /i AppleApplicationSupport.msi /qn
  9. Press Enter
  10. Enter the following command:
    • MsiExec.exe /i AppleApplicationSupport64.msi /qn
  11. Press Enter
  12. Enter the following command:
    • MsiExec.exe /i iCloud64.msi REBOOT=ReallySuppress /qn
  13. Press Enter

After a few moments you will find iCloud entries in the Start Menu, Installation Directory, and Programs and Features in the Control Panel.

Software Title:Apple iCloud (64-bit System)
Vendor:Apple Inc.
Architecture:x64
Installer Type:MSI
Silent Install Switch (Step 1)MsiExec.exe /i AppleApplicationSupport.msi /qn
Silent Install Switch (Step 2)MsiExec.exe /i AppleApplicationSupport64.msi /qn
Silent Install Switch (Step 3)MsiExec.exe /i iCloud64.msi REBOOT=ReallySuppress /qn
Silent Uninstall Switch:MsiExec.exe /x iCloud64.msi REBOOT=ReallySuppress /qn
Repair Command:MsiExec.exe /fa iCloud64.msi REBOOT=ReallySuppress /qn
Download Link:https://support.apple.com/en-us/HT204283
PowerShell Script:https://silentinstallhq.com/apple-icloud-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 Apple iCloud installers offer 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.

Apple iCloud Silent Install (EXE) on 32-bit Systems with Logging

MsiExec.exe /i AppleApplicationSupport.msi /qn /L*v "%WINDIR%\Temp\AppleApplicationSupport-Install.log"
iCloudSetup.exe REBOOT=ReallySuppress /qn /L*v "%WINDIR%\Temp\iCloud-Install.log"

Apple iCloud Silent Install (EXE) on 64-bit Systems with Logging

MsiExec.exe /i AppleApplicationSupport.msi /qn /L*v "%WINDIR%\Temp\AppleApplicationSupport-Install.log"
MsiExec.exe /i AppleApplicationSupport64.msi /qn /L*v "%WINDIR%\Temp\AppleApplicationSupport64-Install.log"
iCloudSetup.exe REBOOT=ReallySuppress /qn /L*v "%WINDIR%\Temp\iCloud-Install.log"

Apple iCloud Silent Install (MSI) on 32-bit Systems with Logging

MsiExec.exe /i AppleApplicationSupport.msi /qn /L*v "%WINDIR%\Temp\AppleApplicationSupport-Install.log"
MsiExec.exe /i iCloud.msi REBOOT=ReallySuppress /qn /L*v "%WINDIR%\Temp\iCloud-Install.log"

Apple iCloud Silent Install (MSI) on 64-bit Systems with Logging

MsiExec.exe /i AppleApplicationSupport.msi /qn /L*v "%WINDIR%\Temp\AppleApplicationSupport-Install.log"
MsiExec.exe /i AppleApplicationSupport64.msi /qn /L*v "%WINDIR%\Temp\AppleApplicationSupport64-Install.log"
MsiExec.exe /i iCloud64.msi REBOOT=ReallySuppress /qn /L*v "%WINDIR%\Temp\iCloud64-Install.log"

How to Uninstall Apple iCloud Silently

Check out the following posts for a scripted solution:

Apple iCloud Install and Uninstall (PowerShell)

Apple iCloud 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:
VersionApple iCloud Silent Uninstall String
7.21.0.23 (32-bit)MsiExec.exe /x {6D234FFA-256A-4E78-8F97-C76A54D74CD9} /qn
7.21.0.23 (64-bit)MsiExec.exe /x {8808B208-87D1-4725-8192-76D257E9DEAE} /qn
7.20.0.17 (32-bit)MsiExec.exe /x {D2D07285-846F-4BF2-BC8E-3E3A9B5723D3} /qn
7.20.0.17 (64-bit)MsiExec.exe /x {01B1B2F2-22F4-4D1F-9303-8515A7ADD966} /qn
7.19.0.10 (32-bit)MsiExec.exe /x {8C5BEB07-76ED-44B8-951F-CDDF6E7449D0} /qn
7.19.0.10 (64-bit)MsiExec.exe /x {F0AD317D-AE18-45D0-BE5B-30074AFE6740} /qn
7.18.0.22 (32-bit)MsiExec.exe /x {1390DD00-74B9-4553-8273-37DE1CDF9814} /qn
7.18.0.22 (64-bit)MsiExec.exe /x {A3616230-EF97-44F3-83D3-1AE29DC639D3} /qn
7.17.0.13 (32-bit)MsiExec.exe /x {C2ECA4B2-8D56-47B7-8CAE-1E3109B78AC2} /qn
7.17.0.13 (64-bit)MsiExec.exe /x {359CA9EA-898C-4F5C-80D9-C111F27B489E} /qn
7.16.0.15 (32-bit)MsiExec.exe /x {5121713D-81CF-4514-93B8-BCD1B8788BC5} /qn
7.16.0.15 (64-bit)MsiExec.exe /x {4E727621-3550-4CE0-883E-F27D7D7E0D2C} /qn
7.15.0.10 (32-bit)MsiExec.exe /x {B0483742-C1D5-4825-B0F7-933EC3DC5DE2} /qn
7.15.0.10 (64-bit)MsiExec.exe /x {576BC8FA-1891-47C8-8A23-F3DDB78C06DE} /qn
7.14.0.29 (32-bit)MsiExec.exe /x {D5027D41-29B9-4A9C-A5F7-00EFB98F960E} /qn
7.14.0.29 (64-bit)MsiExec.exe /x {E3597C85-5970-4166-BE96-ED1D18CD1088} /qn
7.13.0.14 (32-bit)MsiExec.exe /x {8434C3E6-A70B-496B-BCF3-C181F71B49A7} /qn
7.13.0.14 (64-bit)MsiExec.exe /x {2C05E99A-94F0-4F95-B602-CD2D2682D6C3} /qn
7.12.0.14 (32-bit)MsiExec.exe /x {B8DC1F4B-DD13-46C8-B117-7D8FA4815685} /qn
7.12.0.14 (64-bit)MsiExec.exe /x {DA6D808E-3629-4933-8FB3-583F9BCB0DEF} /qn
7.10.0.9 (32-bit)MsiExec.exe /x {E64275CF-27C4-4BC9-8690-2BC2D1C2CF31} /qn
7.10.0.9 (64-bit)MsiExec.exe /x {05D97028-FD26-4A3D-BADC-D1CA2E9F1214} /qn
7.9.0.9 (32-bit)MsiExec.exe /x {54B1E4A6-AE5B-4096-89CE-C8B3950FDDE9} /qn
7.9.0.9 (64-bit)MsiExec.exe /x {28ABC5D7-AF47-4476-A6AA-C2DD822ED40F} /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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