Autodesk Design Review 2018 Silent Install (How-To Guide)


Autodesk Design Review allows you to view, mark up, print, and track changes to 2D and 3D files for free without the original design software. This article will serve as an informative guide and give you a clear understanding of how to perform a silent installation of Autodesk Design Review from the command line using both the EXE & MSI installers.

How to Install Autodesk Design Review Silently

Autodesk Design Review 2018 Silent Install (EXE)

  1. Navigate to 
  2. Download the SetupDesignReview.exe of your preferred language to a folder created at (C:\Downloads)
  3. Extract the contents of the EXE to C:\Downloads\Autodesk using 7-Zip or your favorite file extraction utility
  4. Open an Elevated Command Prompt by Right-Clicking on Command Prompt and select Run as Administrator
  5. Navigate to the C:\Downloads\Autodesk folder
  6. Enter the following command: Setup.exe /q /t Setup.ini
  7. Press Enter

After a few moments you should see the Autodesk Design Review 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 Design Review
Vendor:Autodesk
Version:14.0.0.177
Architecture:x86
Installer Type:EXE
Silent Install Switch:Setup.exe /q /t Setup.ini
Silent Uninstall Switch:MsiExec.exe /x {139C013B-5BAC-4101-BC6C-B2A78C0125A4} /qn
Repair Command:MsiExec.exe /fa {139C013B-5BAC-4101-BC6C-B2A78C0125A4} /qn
Download Link:https://www.autodesk.com/products/design-review/download

Autodesk Design Review 2018 Silent Install (MSI) on 32-bit System

  1. Navigate to 
  2. Download the SetupDesignReview.exe of your preferred language to a folder created at (C:\Downloads)
  3. Extract the contents of the EXE to C:\Downloads\Autodesk using 7-Zip or your favorite file extraction utility
  4. Open an Elevated Command Prompt by Right-Clicking on Command Prompt and select Run as Administrator
  5. Navigate to C:\Downloads\Autodesk\Support\VCRedist\2010\ 
  6. Enter the following command:
    • vcredist_x86.exe /q /norestart
  7. Press Enter
  8. Navigate to C:\Downloads\Autodesk\Support\VCRedist\2012UPD4\ 
  9. Enter the following command:
    • vcredist_x86.exe /install /quiet /norestart
  10. Press Enter
  11. Navigate to C:\Downloads\Autodesk\Support\VCRedist\2015\x86\ 
  12. Enter the following command:
    • vcredist_x86.exe /install /quiet /norestart
  13. Press Enter
  14. Navigate to C:\Downloads\Autodesk\x86\ADR
  15. Enter the following command:
    • MsiExec.exe /i SetupDesignReview.msi /qn
  16. Press Enter

After a few moments you should see the Autodesk Design Review 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 Design Review
Vendor:Autodesk
Version:14.0.0.177
Architecture:x86
Installer Type:MSI
Silent Install Switch:MsiExec.exe /i SetupDesignReview.msi /qn
Silent Uninstall Switch:MsiExec.exe /x {139C013B-5BAC-4101-BC6C-B2A78C0125A4} /qn
Repair Command:MsiExec.exe /fa {139C013B-5BAC-4101-BC6C-B2A78C0125A4} /qn
Download Link:https://www.autodesk.com/products/design-review/download

Autodesk Design Review 2018 Silent Install (MSI) on 64-bit System

  1. Navigate to 
  2. Download the SetupDesignReview.exe of your preferred language to a folder created at (C:\Downloads)
  3. Extract the contents of the EXE to C:\Downloads\Autodesk using 7-Zip or your favorite file extraction utility
  4. Open an Elevated Command Prompt by Right-Clicking on Command Prompt and select Run as Administrator
  5. Navigate to C:\Downloads\Autodesk\Support\VCRedist\2010\ 
  6. Enter the following command:
    • vcredist_x86.exe /q /norestart
  7. Press Enter
  8. Navigate to C:\Downloads\Autodesk\Support\VCRedist\2012UPD4\ 
  9. Enter the following command:
    • vcredist_x86.exe /install /quiet /norestart
  10. Press Enter
  11. Navigate to C:\Downloads\Autodesk\Support\VCRedist\2015\x86\ 
  12. Enter the following command:
    • vcredist_x86.exe /install /quiet /norestart
  13. Press Enter
  14. Navigate to C:\Downloads\Autodesk\Support\VCRedist\2015\x64\ 
  15. Enter the following command:
    • vcredist_x64.exe /install /quiet /norestart
  16. Press Enter
  17. Navigate to C:\Downloads\Autodesk\x86\ADR
  18. Enter the following command:
    • MsiExec.exe /i SetupDesignReview.msi /qn
  19. Press Enter

After a few moments you should see the Autodesk Design Review 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 Design Review
Vendor:Autodesk
Version:14.0.0.177
Architecture:x64
Installer Type:MSI
Silent Install Switch:MsiExec.exe /i SetupDesignReview.msi /qn
Silent Uninstall Switch:MsiExec.exe /x {139C013B-5BAC-4101-BC6C-B2A78C0125A4} /qn
Repair Command:MsiExec.exe /fa {139C013B-5BAC-4101-BC6C-B2A78C0125A4} /qn
Download Link:https://www.autodesk.com/products/design-review/download

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 Autodesk Design Review installer offer 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.

Autodesk Design Review (MSI)

MsiExec.exe /i SetupDesignReview.msi /qn /L*v "%WINDIR%\Temp\ADR-Install.log"

Autodesk Design Review (EXE)

  • Navigate to C:\Downloads\Autodesk\
  • Open the Setup.ini file with Notepad
  • Under the [ADR] Section update the following line
LOG=%WINDIR%\Temp\ADR-Install.log
  • Save the updated Setup.ini file & Close
  • Open an Elevated Command Prompt by Right-Clicking on Command Prompt and select Run as Administrator
  • Navigate to the C:\Downloads\Autodesk folder
  • Enter the following command: Setup.exe /q /t Setup.ini
  • Press Enter

Exclude Desktop Shortcut During Autodesk Design Review Install

The Autodesk Design Review installer creates a desktop shortcut by default. If you don’t want the desktop shortcut, then you can run the following command line switches to exclude it.

Autodesk Design Review (EXE) Silent Install No Desktop Shortcut

  • Navigate to C:\Downloads\Autodesk\
  • Open the Setup.ini file with Notepad
  • Under the [ADR] Section add the following line
EXE_PARAM=ADSK_DESKTOPSHORTCUT_1=0
  • Save the updated Setup.ini file & Close
  • Open an Elevated Command Prompt by Right-Clicking on Command Prompt and select Run as Administrator
  • Navigate to the C:\Downloads\Autodesk folder
  • Enter the following command: Setup.exe /q /t Setup.ini
  • Press Enter

Autodesk Design Review (MSI) Silent Install No Desktop Shortcut

MsiExec.exe /i SetupDesignReview.msi ADSK_DESKTOPSHORTCUT_1=0 /qn

Disable Autodesk Design Review Auto Update

Autodesk Design Review (EXE) Silent Install w/ No Auto Update

  • Navigate to C:\Downloads\Autodesk\
  • Open the Setup.ini file with Notepad
  • Under the [ADR] Section add the following line
EXE_PARAM=ADR_DONOTSHOWAGAIN=1 ADR_NEXT_INITIAL_CHECK=1
  • Save the updated Setup.ini file & Close
  • Open an Elevated Command Prompt by Right-Clicking on Command Prompt and select Run as Administrator
  • Navigate to the C:\Downloads\Autodesk folder
  • Enter the following command: Setup.exe /q /t Setup.ini
  • Press Enter

Autodesk Design Review (MSI) Silent Install w/ No Auto Update

MsiExec.exe /i SetupDesignReview.msi ADR_DONOTSHOWAGAIN=1 ADR_NEXT_INITIAL_CHECK=1 /qn

Disable Data Collection and Use (Autodesk Analytics)

Autodesk Design Review (EXE) Silent Install w/ Data Collection Disabled

  • Navigate to C:\Downloads\Autodesk\
  • Open the Setup.ini file with Notepad
  • Under the [ADR] Section add the following line
EXE_PARAM=ADAOPTIN=0 ADAOVERRIDED=1
  • Save the updated Setup.ini file & Close
  • Open an Elevated Command Prompt by Right-Clicking on Command Prompt and select Run as Administrator
  • Navigate to the C:\Downloads\Autodesk folder
  • Enter the following command: Setup.exe /q /t Setup.ini
  • Press Enter
  • Run the following command once for each user
REG ADD "HKCU\SOFTWARE\Autodesk\MC3" /v OverridedByHKLM /t REG_DWORD /d 1 /f

Autodesk Design Review (MSI) Silent Install w/ Data Collection Disabled

MsiExec.exe /i SetupDesignReview.msi ADAOPTIN=0 ADAOVERRIDED=1 /qn

How to Uninstall Autodesk Design Review Silently

  1. Open an Elevated Command Prompt by Right-Clicking on Command Prompt and select Run as Administrator
  2. Enter the following command:

Autodesk Design Review 2018 Silent Uninstall

MsiExec.exe /x {139C013B-5BAC-4101-BC6C-B2A78C0125A4} /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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