Autodesk Maya 2022 Silent Install (How-To Guide)

Autodesk Maya is professional 3D software for creating realistic characters and blockbuster-worthy effects. This article will serve as an informative guide and give you a clear understanding of how to perform a silent installation of Autodesk Maya 2022 from the command line using the EXE installer.

How to Install Autodesk Maya 2022 Silently

Autodesk Maya 2022 Silent Install (EXE)

  • Download the following executables to a folder created at (C:\Downloads):
  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_Maya_2022_ML_Windows_64bit_dlm_001_002.sfx.exe -suppresslaunch -d "C:\Downloads"
  4. Press Enter
  5. Navigate to C:\Downloads\Autodesk_Maya_2022_ML_Windows_64bit_dlm
  6. Enter the following command: Setup.exe -q
  7. Press Enter

After a few minutes you should see the Maya 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:Autodesk Maya 2022
Installer Type:EXE
Silent Install Switch:Setup.exe -q
Silent Uninstall Switch:CLICK HERE FOR DETAILS
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

Exclude the Autodesk Maya 2022 Desktop Shortcut During Install

The Autodesk Maya 2023 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 Maya 2022 (EXE) Silent Install with No Desktop Shortcut

  • Navigate to: C:\Downloads\Autodesk_Maya_2022_ML_Windows_64bit_dlm\x64\Maya
  • Open the pkg.maya.xml file with Notepad
  • Under the <Configuration> Section update the following line to include the ADSK_DESKTOPSHORTCUT_1=0 parameter


<InstallFile type="MSI" contents="Folder" file="x64/Maya/Maya.msi"/>


<InstallFile type="MSI" contents="Folder" installParams="ADSK_DESKTOPSHORTCUT_1=0" file="x64/Maya/Maya.msi"/>
  • Save the updated pkg.maya.xml file & Close
  • Open an Elevated Command Prompt by Right-Clicking on Command Prompt and select Run as Administrator
  • Navigate to C:\Downloads\Autodesk_Maya_2022_ML_Windows_64bit_dlm
  • 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 Maya 2022 Silently

Uninstalling Autodesk Maya 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 Maya 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 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 Maya 2022 Silent Uninstall

"%ProgramFiles%\Autodesk\AdODIS\V1\Installer.exe" -i uninstall -q -m C:\ProgramData\Autodesk\ODIS\metadata\{9D725D29-4BE6-3ED9-A585-F4D5E20CECEE}\bundleManifest.xml

MtoA 4.2.1 Maya 2022 Silent Uninstall

"%ProgramFiles%\Autodesk\Arnold\maya2022\Uninstall.exe" /S /FORCE_UNINSTALL=1

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 {D3715C06-96BD-4E88-A18D-8CA9FDD332D6} /qn

Bifrost Extension for Maya 2022 Silent Uninstall

MsiExec.exe /x {F2EA156C-FBCF-4933-B551-7EF2E6970F66} /qn

Rokoko Motion Library Silent Uninstall

MsiExec.exe /x {0DD90669-5CAB-489C-B9D5-D8FE4EE35235} /qn

MayaUSD Extension 0.8.0 for Maya 2022 Silent Uninstall

MsiExec.exe /x {D2BC25AB-9C8C-489B-9BB9-E0C4FDF5BB22} /qn

Substance in Maya 2022 Silent Uninstall

"%ProgramFiles%\Allegorithmic\Substance in Maya\unins000.exe" /VERYSILENT /NORESTART

Autodesk Genuine Service Silent Uninstall

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