Autodesk SketchBook Silent Install (How-To Guide)


Autodesk SketchBook is a raster graphics software application intended for expressive drawing and concept sketching. This article will serve as an informative guide and give you a clear understanding of how to perform a silent installation of Autodesk SketchBook from the command line using the MSI installer.

How to Install Autodesk SketchBook Silently

Autodesk SketchBook Silent Install (MSI)

  1. Navigate to: https://update.sketchbook.com/win64/latest
  2. Download the EXE to a folder created at (C:\Downloads)
  3. Extract the SketchBook_x.y.z_Win64.exe with 7-Zip to C:\Downloads
  4. Open an Elevated Command Prompt by Right-Clicking on Command Prompt and select Run as Administrator
  5. Navigate to the C:\Downloads folder
  6. Enter the following command:  vcredist.exe /install /quiet /norestart
  7. Press Enter
  8. Enter the following command:  MsiExec.exe /i SketchBookx.y.z.msi /qn
  9. Press Enter

After a few moments you should see the Autodesk SketchBook 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 SketchBook
Vendor:Autodesk
Architecture:x64
Installer Type:MSI
Silent Install Switch (Step 1)vcredist.exe /install /quiet /norestart
Silent Install Switch (Step 2)MsiExec.exe /i SketchBookx.y.z.msi /qn
Silent Uninstall Switch:MsiExec.exe /x SketchBookx.y.z.msi /qn
Repair Command:MsiExec.exe /fa SketchBookx.y.z.msi /qn
Download Link:https://update.sketchbook.com/win64/latest

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 SketchBook installer offers the option to generate a log file during installation to assist with troubleshooting should any problems arise. You can use the following command to create a verbose log file with details about the installation.

Autodesk SketchBook Silent Install (MSI) with Logging

vcredist.exe /install /quiet /norestart /log "%WINDIR%\Temp\VisualC-Install.log"
MsiExec.exe /i SketchBookx.y.z.msi /qn /L*v "%WINDIR%\Temp\SketchBook-Install.log"

Exclude Desktop Shortcut During Install

The Autodesk SketchBook installer creates a desktop shortcut by default. If you do not want the desktop shortcut, then you can run the following command line switches to exclude it.

Autodesk SketchBook Silent Install (MSI) with No Desktop Shortcut

vcredist.exe /install /quiet /norestart
MsiExec.exe /i SketchBookx.y.z.msi ADDDESKTOPSHORTCUT=0 /qn

Disable SketchBook Auto Updates Check

Autodesk SketchBook Silent Install (MSI) with Auto Update Check Disabled

vcredist.exe /install /quiet /norestart
MsiExec.exe /i SketchBookx.y.z.msi ISCHECKFORPRODUCTUPDATES=0 /qn

How to Uninstall Autodesk SketchBook Silently

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

Autodesk SketchBook Silent Uninstall (MSI)

MsiExec.exe /x SketchBookx.y.z.msi /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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