Azure Storage Explorer Silent Install (How-To Guide)


Microsoft Azure Storage Explorer is an application that helps you to easily access the Azure storage account through any device. This article will serve as an informative guide and give you a clear understanding of how to perform a silent installation of Azure Storage Explorer from the command line using the EXE installer.

How to Install Azure Storage Explorer Silently

Microsoft Azure Storage Explorer Silent Install (EXE)

  1. Download the Azure Storage Explorer Installer
  2. Download the file 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: StorageExplorer.exe /VERYSILENT /NORESTART /ALLUSERS
  6. Press Enter

After a minute or so you should see the Azure Storage Explorer shortcuts in the Start Menu, Installation Directory, and Programs and Features in the Control Panel.

Software Title:Microsoft Azure Storage Explorer
Vendor:Microsoft Corporation
Architecture:x86
Installer Type:EXE
Silent Install Switch:StorageExplorer.exe /VERYSILENT /NORESTART /ALLUSERS
Silent Uninstall Switch (32-bit System)"%ProgramFiles%\Microsoft Azure Storage Explorer\unins000.exe" /VERYSILENT /NORESTART
Silent Uninstall Switch (64-bit System)"%ProgramFiles(x86)%\Microsoft Azure Storage Explorer\unins000.exe" /VERYSILENT /NORESTART
Download Link:https://azure.microsoft.com/en-us/features/storage-explorer/
PowerShell Script:https://silentinstallhq.com/azure-storage-explorer-install-and-uninstall-powershell/

The information above provides a quick overview of the software title, vendor, silent install, and silent uninstall switches. The download link 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 Azure Storage Explorer installer offers 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.

StorageExplorer.exe /VERYSILENT /NORESTART /ALLUSERS /LOG="%WINDIR%\Temp\AzureStorageExplorer-Install.log"

Change Default Installation Directory

You can also change the default installation directory by using the following command line parameters. In this example, I’m installing Azure Storage Explorer to “C:\Azure Storage Explorer”

StorageExplorer.exe /DIR="C:\Azure Storage Explorer" /VERYSILENT /NORESTART /ALLUSERS

How to Uninstall Azure Storage Explorer Silently

Check out the Azure Storage Explorer 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:

Microsoft Azure Storage Explorer Silent Uninstall on 32-bit System

"%ProgramFiles%\Microsoft Azure Storage Explorer\unins000.exe" /VERYSILENT /NORESTART

Microsoft Azure Storage Explorer Silent Uninstall on 64-bit System

"%ProgramFiles(x86)%\Microsoft Azure Storage Explorer\unins000.exe" /VERYSILENT /NORESTART

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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