Araxis Merge Silent Install (How-To Guide)

Araxis Merge is a software tool designed for visual file comparison and merging. It’s commonly used in software development, particularly in scenarios where developers need to compare different versions of source code files, configuration files, or any other text-based documents. This article will serve as an informative guide and give you a clear understanding of how to perform a silent installation of Araxis Merge from the command line using the MSI installer.

How to Install Araxis Merge Silently

Araxis Merge Silent Install (MSI)

  1. Navigate to:
  2. Download the Merge202x.xxxx-x64.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 Merge202x.xxxx-x64.msi /qn
  6. Press Enter

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

Software Title:Araxis Merge
Installer Type:MSI
Silent Install Switch:MsiExec.exe /i Merge202x.xxxx-x64.msi /qn
Silent Uninstall Switch:MsiExec.exe /x Merge202x.xxxx-x64.msi /qn
Repair Command:MsiExec.exe /fa Merge202x.xxxx-x64.msi /qn
Download Link:Araxis Merge Download
PowerShell Script:Araxis Merge | PowerShell Script
Detection Script:Araxis Merge | Custom Detection Script

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 Araxis Merge Installation Log File

The Araxis Merge installer offers 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.

Araxis Merge Silent Install (MSI) with Logging

MsiExec.exe /i Merge202x.xxxx-x64.msi /qn /L*v "%WINDIR%\Temp\AraxisMerge-Install.log"

Change the Araxis Merge Default Installation Directory

You can also change the default installation directory by using the following command line parameters. In this example, I’m installing Araxis Merge to “C:\Araxis Merge”

MsiExec.exe /i Merge202x.xxxx-x64.msi TARGETDIR="C:\Araxis Merge" /qn

Araxis Merge Silent User Install (Just Me)

MsiExec.exe /i Merge202x.xxxx-x64.msi ALLUSERS=2 MSIINSTALLPERUSER=1 /qn

Pre-populate your Araxis Merge Serial Number

  • Open an Elevated Command Prompt by Right-Clicking on Command Prompt and select Run as Administrator
  • Enter the following command:
REG ADD "HKLM\Software\Araxis\Merge\7.1" /v SerialNumber /t REG_SZ /d xxxxxxxx:xxxxxxxx:xxxxxxxx:xxxxxxxx:xxxxxxxx:xxxxxxxx /f

How to Uninstall Araxis Merge Silently

Check out the following posts for a scripted solution:

Araxis Merge Install and Uninstall (PowerShell)
Araxis Merge 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:
VersionAraxis Merge Silent Uninstall String
70.30.5981MsiExec.exe /x {130BC526-20E3-4D7C-8F43-C57E2D04ED5F} /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.

Jason Bergner

I am an accomplished Software Engineer at Patch My PC, leveraging more than 18 years of hands-on experience in Configuration Manager administration and application packaging. I am driven by a genuine passion for solving complex problems and consistently strive to discover innovative and effective solutions. Sharing my extensive knowledge of application deployments is a true joy for me, and I am honored to contribute to the community here at Silent Install HQ.

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