Autodesk 3ds Max 2022 Silent Install (How-To Guide)


Autodesk 3ds Max is a professional 3D computer graphics program for making 3D animations, models, games and images. This article will serve as an informative guide and give you a clear understanding of how to perform a silent installation of Autodesk 3ds Max 2022 from the command line using the EXE installer.

How to Install Autodesk 3ds Max Silently

Autodesk 3ds Max 2022 Silent Install (EXE)

  • Download all four of the following executables to a folder created at (C:\Downloads):
https://dds.autodesk.com/NetSWDLD/2022/3DSMAX/B2EF7E27-4824-3656-A115-BFF401F11F7C/SFX/Autodesk_3ds_Max_2022_EFGJKPS_Win_64bit_001_004.sfx.exe
https://dds.autodesk.com/NetSWDLD/2022/3DSMAX/B2EF7E27-4824-3656-A115-BFF401F11F7C/SFX/Autodesk_3ds_Max_2022_EFGJKPS_Win_64bit_002_004.sfx.exe
https://dds.autodesk.com/NetSWDLD/2022/3DSMAX/B2EF7E27-4824-3656-A115-BFF401F11F7C/SFX/Autodesk_3ds_Max_2022_EFGJKPS_Win_64bit_003_004.sfx.exe
https://dds.autodesk.com/NetSWDLD/2022/3DSMAX/B2EF7E27-4824-3656-A115-BFF401F11F7C/SFX/Autodesk_3ds_Max_2022_EFGJKPS_Win_64bit_004_004.sfx.exe
  1. Open an Elevated Command Prompt by Right-Clicking on Command Prompt and select Run as Administrator
  2. Navigate to the C:\Downloads folder
  3. Enter the following command to Extract the contents of the EXE’s:
    • Autodesk_3ds_Max_2022_EFGJKPS_Win_64bit_001_004.sfx.exe -suppresslaunch -d "C:\Downloads"
  4. Press Enter
  5. Navigate to C:\Downloads\Autodesk_3ds_Max_2022_EFGJKPS_Win_64bit
  6. Enter the following command: Setup.exe -q
  7. Press Enter
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After a few minutes you should see the 3ds Max 2022 Desktop Shortcut appear. You will also find entries in the Start Menu, Installation Directory, and Programs and Features in the Control Panel.

Software Title:3ds Max 2022
Vendor:Autodesk
Architecture:x64
Installer Type:EXE
Silent Install Switch:Setup.exe -q
Silent Uninstall Switch:CLICK HERE FOR DETAILS
Download Link:https://www.autodesk.com/products/3ds-max/overview
PowerShell Script:https://silentinstallhq.com/autodesk-3ds-max-2022-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

Exclude the Autodesk 3ds Max 2022 Desktop Shortcut During Install

The Autodesk 3ds Max 2022 installer creates a desktop shortcut by default. If you don’t want the desktop shortcut, then you can follow these steps to exclude it.

Autodesk 3ds Max 2022 (EXE) Silent Install with No Desktop Shortcut

  • Navigate to: C:\Downloads\Autodesk_3ds_Max_2022_EFGJKPS_Win_64bit\x64\max
  • Open the pkg.3dsMax.xml file with Notepad
  • Under the <Configuration> Section update the following line to include the ADSK_DESKTOPSHORTCUT_1=0 parameter

Original:

<InstallFile type="MSI" contents="Folder" file="x64/max/3dsMax.msi"/>

Updated:

<InstallFile type="MSI" contents="Folder" installParams="ADSK_DESKTOPSHORTCUT_1=0" file="x64/max/3dsMax.msi"/>
  • Save the updated pkg.3dsMax.xml file & Close
  • Open an Elevated Command Prompt by Right-Clicking on Command Prompt and select Run as Administrator
  • Navigate to C:\Downloads\Autodesk_3ds_Max_2022_EFGJKPS_Win_64bit
  • Enter the following command: Setup.exe -q
  • Press Enter

Disable Data Collection and Use (Autodesk Analytics)

  • Open an Elevated Command Prompt by Right-Clicking on Command Prompt and select Run as Administrator
  • Run the following commands once for each user
REG ADD "HKCU\SOFTWARE\Autodesk\MC3" /v ADAOptIn /t REG_DWORD /d 0 /f
REG ADD "HKCU\SOFTWARE\Autodesk\MC3" /v ADARePrompted /t REG_DWORD /d 1 /f

How to Uninstall Autodesk 3ds Max 2022 Silently

Uninstalling Autodesk 3ds Max 2022 can be a bit of a challenge for several reasons, including killing processes, stopping services and deleting folder directories. I highly recommend you run the commands in the order listed below.

Check out the Autodesk 3ds Max 2022 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 commands one at a time in order:

Autodesk Material Library 2022 Silent Uninstall

MsiExec.exe /x {A9221A68-5AD0-4215-B54F-CB5DBA4FB27C} REBOOT=ReallySuppress /qn

Autodesk Material Library Base Resolution Image Library 2022 Silent Uninstall

MsiExec.exe /x {6256584F-B04B-41D4-8A59-44E70940C473} REBOOT=ReallySuppress /qn

Autodesk Material Library Low Resolution Image Library 2022 Silent Uninstall

MsiExec.exe /x {490259AE-1021-4BED-B74B-162151EC45C7} REBOOT=ReallySuppress /qn

Autodesk Material Library Medium Resolution Image Library 2022 Silent Uninstall

MsiExec.exe /x {8300AA3F-6ADF-4233-A1FB-73B1894102F0} REBOOT=ReallySuppress /qn

Autodesk Advanced Material Library Base Resolution Image Library 2022 Silent Uninstall

MsiExec.exe /x {7E78B513-B354-4833-8897-3ED5C515D30F} REBOOT=ReallySuppress /qn

Autodesk Advanced Material Library Low Resolution Image Library 2022

MsiExec.exe /x {EEAD8CC3-B6B7-4D4B-AF0D-4BBD3D93D67C} REBOOT=ReallySuppress /qn

Autodesk Advanced Material Library Medium Resolution Image Library 2022

MsiExec.exe /x {493ACC3C-3ABF-4CBB-8F6E-E4433090A589} REBOOT=ReallySuppress /qn

Autodesk Licensing Silent Uninstall

SC CONFIG "AdskLicensingService" Start= Disabled
SC CONFIG "FlexNet Licensing Service" Start= Disabled
TASKKILL /F /IM "AutodeskDesktopApp.exe"
TASKKILL /F /IM "AdAppMgrSvc.exe"
TASKKILL /F /IM "AdskLicensingService.exe"
TASKKILL /F /IM "FNPLicensingService.exe"
"%ProgramFiles(x86)%\Common Files\Autodesk Shared\AdskLicensing\uninstall.exe" --mode unattended

Autodesk Save to Web and Mobile Silent Uninstall

MsiExec.exe /x {192B349F-C3F7-4BBE-B49E-00DD4BD28373} REBOOT=ReallySuppress /qn

Autodesk 3ds Max 2022 Silent Uninstall

"%ProgramFiles%\Autodesk\AdODIS\V1\Installer.exe" -i uninstall -q -m C:\ProgramData\Autodesk\ODIS\metadata\{B2EF7E27-4824-3656-A115-BFF401F11F7C}\bundleManifest.xml

Microsoft SQL Server 2014 Express LocalDB Silent Uninstall

MsiExec.exe /x {BAF67399-85CD-4555-9B49-1F80EB921C35} REBOOT=ReallySuppress /qn

Substance in 3ds Max 2022 Silent Uninstall

MsiExec.exe /x {EAFD9CC5-E23B-44B8-8E45-4DC676B83542} REBOOT=ReallySuppress /qn

Autodesk Desktop App Silent Uninstall

"%ProgramFiles(x86)%\Autodesk\Autodesk Desktop App\removeAdAppMgr.exe" --mode unattended

Autodesk Single Sign On Component Silent Uninstall

MsiExec.exe /x {B9F5BDED-021C-4926-8518-4FA7114B7040} REBOOT=ReallySuppress /qn

Autodesk Revit Unit Schemas 2022 Silent Uninstall

MsiExec.exe /x {CDCC6F31-2022-4901-8E9B-D562B70697B6} REBOOT=ReallySuppress /qn

Autodesk Genuine Service Silent Uninstall

RMDIR /Q /S "%LOCALAPPDATA%\Autodesk
RMDIR /Q /S %APPDATA%\Autodesk
RMDIR /Q /S %ALLUSERSPROFILE%\Autodesk
TASKKILL /F /IM "GenuineService.exe"
MsiExec.exe /x {8AD048E5-9570-442E-A5A2-B12C2618977E} REBOOT=ReallySuppress /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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