Basecamp Silent Install (How-To Guide)

Basecamp is the premier project management and internal communication tool for remote WFH teams worldwide. This article will serve as an informative guide and give you a clear understanding of how to perform a silent installation of Basecamp from the command line using the EXE installer.

How to Install Basecamp Silently

Basecamp 3 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: basecamp3setup.exe -s
  6. Press Enter

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

Software Title:Basecamp 3
Vendor:Basecamp, LLC
Installer Type:EXE
Silent Install Switch:basecamp3setup.exe -s
Silent Uninstall Switch:"%LocalAppData%\basecamp3\Update.exe" --uninstall -s
Download Link:

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.

How to Uninstall Basecamp Silently

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

Basecamp 3 Silent Uninstall (EXE)

"%LocalAppData%\basecamp3\Update.exe" --uninstall -s

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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