ATLAS.ti Silent Install (How-To Guide)

ATLAS.ti is a computer-assisted qualitative data analysis software that facilitates analysis of qualitative data for qualitative research, quantitative research, and mixed methods research. This article will serve as an informative guide and give you a clear understanding of how to perform a silent installation of ATLAS.ti from the command line using the extracted MSI installer.

How to Install ATLAS.ti Silently

ATLAS.ti Silent Install (MSI)

  1. Navigate to:
  2. Download the Atlasti_x.y.exe to a folder created at (C:\Downloads)
  3. Navigate to:
  4. Download the to a folder created at (C:\Downloads)
  5. Extract the file to “C:\Downloads\WiX-binaries”
  6. Open an Elevated Command Prompt by Right-Clicking on Command Prompt and select Run as Administrator
  7. Change the Directory to the “C:\Downloads\WiX-binaries” folder
  8. Enter the following command to extract the MSI & prerequisite installer:
    • dark.exe C:\Downloads\Atlasti_x.y.exe -x C:\Downloads\ATLASti
  9. Change the Directory to the “C:\Downloads\ATLASti\AttachedContainer” folder
  10. Enter the following commands:
MicrosoftEdgeWebView2RuntimeInstallerX64.exe /silent /install
MsiExec.exe /i Atlasti_x.y.z.msi /qn

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

Software Title:ATLAS.ti
Vendor:Scientific Software Development GmbH
Installer Type:MSI
Silent Install Switch (Step1)MicrosoftEdgeWebView2RuntimeInstallerX64.exe /silent /install
Silent Install Switch (Step2)MsiExec.exe /i Atlasti_x.y.z.msi /qn
Silent Uninstall Switch:MsiExec.exe /x Atlasti_x.y.z.msi /qn
Repair Command:MsiExec.exe /fa Atlasti_x.y.z.msi /qn
Download Link:
PowerShell Script:
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 ATLAS.ti Installation Log File

The ATLAS.ti 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.

ATLAS.ti Silent Install (MSI) with Logging

MsiExec.exe /i Atlasti_x.y.z.msi /qn /L*v "%WINDIR%\Temp\Atlasti-Install.log"

Change the ATLAS.ti Default Installation Directory

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

MsiExec.exe /i Atlasti_x.y.z.msi APPLICATIONFOLDER=C:\ATLASti /qn

Suppress ATLAS.ti Update Reminder

MsiExec.exe /i Atlasti_x.y.z.msi SUPPRESSUPDATEREMINDER=true /qn

How to Uninstall ATLAS.ti Silently

Check out the following posts for a scripted solution:

ATLAS.ti Install and Uninstall (PowerShell)
ATLAS.ti 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:
VersionATLAS.ti Silent Uninstall String
23.0.6 (EXE)"%ProgramData%\Package Cache\{151d4043-54ae-40ec-9f07-2640584bb7d8}\Atlasti_23.0.6.exe" /uninstall /quiet /norestart
23.0.6 (MSI)MsiExec.exe /x {934C864F-258E-47B1-BB89-DC6ED4E32A48} /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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