Autodesk AutoCAD 2025 Silent Install (How-To Guide)

AutoCAD is computer-aided design (CAD) software that architects, engineers, construction professionals, and designers rely on to produce 2D and 3D drawings and documentation. This article will serve as an informative guide and give you a clear understanding of how to perform a silent installation of Autodesk AutoCAD 2025 from the command line using the EXE installer.

How to Install Autodesk AutoCAD 2025 Silently

Autodesk AutoCAD 2025 Silent Install (EXE)

  • Download the following compressed archive file (.7z) to a folder created at (C:\Downloads)
https://efulfillment.autodesk.com/NetSWDLD/ODIS/prd/2025/ACD/99E57530-7CC1-31F4-89E9-24175C7690C2/SFX/AutoCAD_2025_English_Win_64bit_db_002_002.7z
  1. Extract the AutoCAD_2025_English_Win_64bit_db_002_002.7z using 7-Zip to C:\Downloads\AutoCAD_2025_English_Win_64bit_db_002_002
  2. Navigate to C:\Downloads\AutoCAD_2025_English_Win_64bit_db_002_002
  3. Enter the following command: Setup.exe -q
  4. Press Enter

After a few minutes you should see the Autodesk AutoCAD 2025 Desktop Shortcut appear. You will also find entries in the Start Menu, Installation Directory, and Programs and Features in the Control Panel.

Software Title:Autodesk AutoCAD 2025
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/autocad
PowerShell Script:Autodesk AutoCAD 2025 | PowerShell Script
Detection Script:Autodesk AutoCAD 2025 | 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

Exclude the Autodesk AutoCAD 2025 Desktop Shortcut During Install

The Autodesk AutoCAD 2025 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 AutoCAD 2025 (EXE) Silent Install with No Desktop Shortcut

  • Navigate to: C:\Downloads\AutoCAD_2025_English_Win_64bit_db_002_002\x64\en-US\acadps
  • Open the pkg.acadps.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" installParams="ADSK_EULA_STATUS=#1" file="x64/en-US/acadps/acadps.msi"/>

Updated:

<InstallFile type="MSI" contents="Folder" installParams="ADSK_EULA_STATUS=#1 ADSK_DESKTOPSHORTCUT_1=0" file="x64/en-US/acadps/acadps.msi"/>
  • Save the updated pkg.acadps.xml file & Close
  • Open an Elevated Command Prompt by Right-Clicking on Command Prompt and select Run as Administrator
  • Navigate to C:\Downloads\AutoCAD_2025_English_Win_64bit_db_002_002
  • Enter the following command: Setup.exe -q
  • Press Enter

Suppress Autodesk AutoCAD 2025 Privacy Settings

  • Open Notepad or your favorite text editor
  • Add the following lines:
{
    "lastUpdated": 1234123412341,
    "preferences": [
        {
            "consentId": "ADSK_PUD_CONTRACTUAL_NECESSITY_DESKTOP",
            "optIn": false
        },
        {
            "consentId": "ADSK_PUD_OPTIMIZATION_IMPROVEMENT_DESKTOP",
            "optIn": false
        },
        {
            "consentId": "ADSK_PUD_GO_TO_MARKET_DESKTOP",
            "optIn": false
        }
    ],
    "userActionRequired": false,
    "userId": "UnNamed"
}
  • Save the file to C:\Downloads\ and name it: UnNamed.json
  • Open an Elevated Command Prompt by Right-Clicking on Command Prompt and select Run as Administrator
  • Navigate to the C:\Downloads\ folder
  • Enter the following command to copy the UnNamed.json to “C:\Users\%Username%\AppData\Roaming\Autodesk\ADPSDK\UserConsent”:
xcopy /y ".\UnNamed.json" "%AppData%\Autodesk\ADPSDK\UserConsent\"

How to Uninstall Autodesk AutoCAD 2025 Silently

Uninstalling AutoCAD 2025 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 following posts for a scripted solution:

Autodesk AutoCAD 2025 Install and Uninstall (PowerShell)
Autodesk AutoCAD 2025 Silent Uninstall (PowerShell)
  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 Licensing Silent Uninstall

SC CONFIG "AdskLicensingService" Start= Disabled
SC CONFIG "FlexNet Licensing Service 64" Start= Disabled
TASKKILL /F /IM "AcEventSync.exe"
TASKKILL /F /IM "AcQMod.exe"
TASKKILL /F /IM "Autodesk Access UI Host.exe"
TASKKILL /F /IM "AdskAccessCore.exe"
TASKKILL /F /IM "AdskIdentityManager.exe"
TASKKILL /F /IM "ADPClientService.exe"
TASKKILL /F /IM "AdskLicensingService.exe"
TASKKILL /F /IM "AdskLicensingAgent.exe"
TASKKILL /F /IM "FNPLicensingService64.exe"
"%ProgramFiles(x86)%\Common Files\Autodesk Shared\AdskLicensing\uninstall.exe" --mode unattended

Autodesk Save to Web and Mobile Silent Uninstall

MsiExec.exe /x {568C3A13-A622-4B87-91DE-419F5FA8E1E1} /qn

Autodesk AutoCAD 2025 Silent Uninstall

"%ProgramFiles%\Autodesk\AdODIS\V1\Installer.exe" -i uninstall -q -m C:\ProgramData\Autodesk\ODIS\metadata\{99E57530-7CC1-31F4-89E9-24175C7690C2}\bundleManifest.xml

AutoCAD Open in Desktop Silent Uninstall

MsiExec.exe /x {E03EC70C-079C-4B5D-86D1-75759A46ED71} /qn

Autodesk App Manager Silent Uninstall

MsiExec.exe /x {B2600780-CE8A-4778-A8C5-D92A730DF487} /qn

Autodesk Featured Apps Silent Uninstall

MsiExec.exe /x {1C1EB2C3-A7AE-4675-ADEF-F5359C77DA0E} /qn

Autodesk Identity Manager Silent Uninstall

"%ProgramFiles%\Autodesk\AdskIdentityManager\uninstall.exe" --mode unattended

Autodesk Access Silent Uninstall

"%ProgramFiles%\Autodesk\AdODIS\V1\Installer.exe" -i uninstall -q -m C:\ProgramData\Autodesk\ODIS\metadata\{A3158B3E-5F28-358A-BF1A-9532D8EBC811}\pkg.access.xml

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 {21DE6405-91DE-4A69-A8FB-483847F702C6} /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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