Balsamiq Wireframes Silent Install (How-To Guide)

Balsamiq Wireframes is a graphical user interface website wireframe builder application. It allows the designer to arrange pre-built widgets using a drag-and-drop WYSIWYG editor. This article will serve as an informative guide and give you a clear understanding of how to perform a silent installation of Balsamiq Wireframes from the command line using the EXE installer.

How to Install Balsamiq Wireframes Silently

Balsamiq Wireframes Silent Install (EXE)

  1. Navigate to:
  2. Download the Balsamiq_Wireframes_x.y.z_x64_Setup.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: Balsamiq_Wireframes_x.y.z_x64_Setup.exe /VERYSILENT /NORESTART /ALLUSERS
  6. Press Enter

After a few moments you should see the Balsamiq Wireframes Desktop Shortcut appear. You will also find entries in the Start Menu, Installation Directory, and Programs and Features in the Control Panel.

Software Title:Balsamiq Wireframes
Installer Type:EXE
Silent Install Switch:Balsamiq_Wireframes_x.y.z_x64_Setup.exe /VERYSILENT /NORESTART /ALLUSERS
Silent Uninstall Switch:"%ProgramFiles%\Balsamiq\Balsamiq Wireframes\unins000.exe" /VERYSILENT /NORESTART
Download Link:

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 Balsamiq Wireframes 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.

Balsamiq Wireframes Silent Install (EXE) with Logging

Balsamiq_Wireframes_x.y.z_x64_Setup.exe /VERYSILENT /NORESTART /ALLUSERS /LOG="%WINDIR%\Temp\BalsamiqWireframes-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 Balsamiq Wireframes to “C:\Balsamiq Wireframes”

Balsamiq_Wireframes_x.y.z_x64_Setup.exe /DIR="C:\Balsamiq Wireframes" /VERYSILENT /NORESTART /ALLUSERS

How to Uninstall Balsamiq Wireframes Silently

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

Balsamiq Wireframes Silent Uninstall (EXE)

"%ProgramFiles%\Balsamiq\Balsamiq Wireframes\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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