Archi Silent Install (How-To Guide)


Archi is a free and open-source visual modeling and design tool for creating ArchiMate models and modeling sketches. This article will serve as an informative guide and give you a clear understanding of how to perform a silent installation of Archi from the command line using the EXE installer.

How to Install Archi Silently

Archi Silent Install (EXE)

  1. Navigate to: https://www.archimatetool.com/download
  2. Select the Windows 64-bit Installer
  3. Scroll to the bottom of the page
  4. Select the Continue To Download link
  5. Download the EXE to a folder created at (C:\Downloads)
  6. Open an Elevated Command Prompt by Right-Clicking on Command Prompt and select Run as Administrator
  7. Navigate to the C:\Downloads folder
  8. Enter the following command: Archi-Win64-Setup-x.y.z.exe /VERYSILENT /NORESTART
  9. Press Enter

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

Software Title:Archi
Vendor:Philip Beauvoir
Architecture:x86_x64
Installer Type:EXE
Silent Install Switch:Archi-Win64-Setup-x.y.z.exe /VERYSILENT /NORESTART
Silent Uninstall Switch:"%ProgramFiles%\Archi4\unins000.exe" /VERYSILENT /NORESTART
Download Link:https://www.archimatetool.com/download
PowerShell Script:https://silentinstallhq.com/archi-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 Archi 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.

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Archi Silent Install (EXE) with Logging

Archi-Win64-Setup-x.y.z.exe /VERYSILENT /NORESTART /LOG="%WINDIR%\Temp\Archi-Install.log"

Change Default Installation Directory

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

Archi-Win64-Setup-x.y.z.exe /DIR="C:\Archi" /VERYSILENT /NORESTART

Exclude Desktop Shortcut During Install

The Archi installer creates a desktop shortcut by default. If you do not want the desktop shortcut, then you can run the following command line switches to exclude it.

Archi Silent Install (EXE) with No Desktop Shortcut

Archi-Win64-Setup-x.y.z.exe /VERYSILENT /NORESTART /MERGETASKS=!desktopicon

How to Uninstall Archi Silently

Check out the Archi 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 the following command:

Archi Silent Uninstall (EXE)

"%ProgramFiles%\Archi4\unins000.exe" /VERYSILENT /NORESTART

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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