Autodesk MotionBuilder 2022 Silent Install (How-To Guide)

Autodesk MotionBuilder is a 3D character animation software that is used for virtual cinematography, motion capture, and traditional keyframe animation. This article will serve as an informative guide and give you a clear understanding of how to perform a silent installation of Autodesk MotionBuilder 2022 from the command line using the EXE installer.

How to Install Autodesk MotionBuilder 2022 Silently

Autodesk MotionBuilder 2022 Silent Install (EXE)

  1. Navigate to:
  2. Download the 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:
    • Autodesk_MB_2022_ML_Windows_64bit_dlm.sfx.exe -suppresslaunch -d "C:\Downloads"
  6. Press Enter
  7. Navigate to C:\Downloads\Autodesk_MB_2022_ML_Windows_64bit_dlm
  8. Enter the following command: Setup.exe -q
  9. Press Enter

After a few minutes you should see the MotionBuilder 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 MotionBuilder 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 MotionBuilder 2022 Desktop Shortcut During Install

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

  • Navigate to: C:\Downloads\Autodesk_MB_2022_English_Win_64bit_dlm\x64\MotionBuilder
  • Open the pkg.motionbuilder.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/MotionBuilder/MotionBuilder.msi"/>


<InstallFile type="MSI" contents="Folder" installParams="ADSK_DESKTOPSHORTCUT_1=0" file="x64/MotionBuilder/MotionBuilder.msi"/>
  • Save the updated pkg.motionbuilder.xml file & Close
  • Open an Elevated Command Prompt by Right-Clicking on Command Prompt and select Run as Administrator
  • Navigate to C:\Downloads\Autodesk_MB_2022_English_Win_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 MotionBuilder 2022 Silently

Check out the Autodesk MotionBuilder 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:

Autodesk MotionBuilder 2022 Silent Uninstall

"%ProgramFiles%\Autodesk\AdODIS\V1\Installer.exe" -i uninstall -q -m C:\ProgramData\Autodesk\ODIS\metadata\{330EFCEA-0952-3C68-842C-69A9FEB04127}\bundleManifest.xml

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

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.

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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