Bitwarden Silent Install (How-To Guide)


Bitwarden is a free and open-source password management service that stores sensitive information such as website credentials in an encrypted vault. This article will serve as an informative guide and give you a clear understanding of how to perform a silent installation of Bitwarden from the command line using the EXE installer.

How to Install Bitwarden Silently

Bitwarden Silent Install (EXE)

  1. Download the Bitwarden 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: Bitwarden-Installer-1.20.1.exe /S
  6. Press Enter

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

Software Title:Bitwarden
Vendor:Bitwarden Inc.
Version:1.20.1
Architecture:x86_x64
Installer Type:EXE
Silent Install Switch:Bitwarden-Installer-1.20.1.exe /S
Silent Uninstall Switch:"%ProgramFiles%\Bitwarden\Uninstall Bitwarden.exe" /S
Download Link:https://vault.bitwarden.com/download/?app=desktop&platform=windows

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

Change Default Installation Directory

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

Bitwarden-Installer-1.20.1.exe /S /D=C:\Bitwarden

How to Uninstall Bitwarden Silently

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

Bitwarden Silent Uninstall (EXE)

"%ProgramFiles%\Bitwarden\Uninstall Bitwarden.exe" /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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