Autodesk Desktop Connector Silent Install (How-To Guide)

Autodesk Desktop Connector is a desktop service that integrates an Autodesk data management source (or data source) with your desktop folder and file structure for easy file management. This article will serve as an informative guide and give you a clear understanding of how to perform a silent installation of Autodesk Desktop Connector from the command line using the EXE installer.

How to Install Autodesk Desktop Connector Silently

Autodesk Desktop Connector Silent Install (EXE)

  1. Navigate to:
  2. Download the DesktopConnector-x64.exe to a folder created at (C:\Downloads)
  3. Open an Elevated Command Prompt by Right-Clicking on Command Prompt and select Run as Administrator
  4. Navigate to the C:\Downloads folder
  5. Enter the following command to Extract the contents of the EXE:
    • DesktopConnector-x64.exe -suppresslaunch -d "C:\Downloads"
  6. Press Enter
  7. Navigate to “C:\Downloads\Autodesk_Desktop_Connector_w_x_y_z_Win_64bit”
  8. Enter the following command: Setup.exe -i install -q
  9. Press Enter

After a few minutes you will find Autodesk Desktop Connector entries in the Start Menu, Installation Directory, and Programs and Features in the Control Panel.

Software Title:Autodesk Desktop Connector
Vendor:Autodesk, Inc.
Installer Type:EXE
Silent Install Switch:Setup.exe -i install -q
Silent Uninstall Switch:Setup.exe -i uninstall -q
Download Link:
PowerShell 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

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 Desktop Connector Silently

Check out the Autodesk Desktop Connector 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 one of the following commands:

Autodesk Desktop Connector Silent Uninstall (EXE)

Setup.exe -i uninstall -q


"%ProgramFiles%\Autodesk\AdODIS\V1\Installer.exe" -i uninstall -q -m C:\ProgramData\Autodesk\ODIS\metadata\{XXXXXXXX-XXXX-XXXX-XXXX-XXXXXXXXXXXX}\bundleManifest.xml

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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