Bitvise SSH Client Silent Install (How-To Guide)

Bitvise is a free and flexible SSH Client for Windows includes state of the art terminal emulation, graphical as well as command-line SFTP support, an FTP-to-SFTP bridge, powerful tunneling features including dynamic port forwarding through integrated proxy, and remote administration for their SSH Server. This article will serve as an informative guide and give you a clear understanding of how to perform a silent installation of the Bitvise SSH Client from the command line using the EXE installer.

How to Install the Bitvise SSH Client Silently

Bitvise SSH Client Silent Install (EXE)

  1. Navigate to:
  2. Download the BvSshClient-Inst.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: BvSshClient-Inst.exe -acceptEULA
  6. Press Enter

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

Software Title:Bitvise SSH Client
Vendor:Bitvise Limited
Installer Type:EXE
Silent Install Switch:BvSshClient-Inst.exe -acceptEULA
Silent Uninstall Switch (32-bit System)"%ProgramFiles%\Bitvise SSH Client\uninst.exe" -unat "BvSshClient"
Silent Uninstall Switch (64-bit System)"%ProgramFiles(x86)%\Bitvise SSH Client\uninst.exe" -unat "BvSshClient"
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

Change Default Installation Directory

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

BvSshClient-Inst.exe -acceptEULA -installDir="C:\Bitvise SSH Client"

Exclude Bitvise SSH Client Desktop Shortcut During Install

The Bitvise SSH Client installer creates a desktop shortcut by default. If you don’t want the desktop shortcut, then you can run the following command line switches to exclude it.

Bitvise SSH Client Silent Install with No Desktop Shortcut

BvSshClient-Inst.exe -acceptEULA -noDesktopIcon=y

Disable Bitvise SSH Client Auto Update Check

The Bitvise SSH Client installer has Auto Update and the Check for Updates enabled by default. If you want to disable Bitvise SSH Client auto updates you can run the following command line switches.

Bitvise SSH Client Silent Install with Auto Updates Disabled

BvSshClient-Inst.exe -acceptEULA -autoUpdates=0

How to Uninstall Bitvise SSH Client Silently

Check out the Bitvise SSH Client 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:

Bitvise SSH Client (EXE) Silent Uninstall on 32-bit System

"%ProgramFiles%\Bitvise SSH Client\uninst.exe" -unat "BvSshClient"

Bitvise SSH Client (EXE) Silent Uninstall on 64-bit System

"%ProgramFiles(x86)%\Bitvise SSH Client\uninst.exe" -unat "BvSshClient"

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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