BlueGriffon Silent Install (How-To Guide)

BlueGriffon is a WYSIWYG content editor for the World Wide Web. This article will serve as an informative guide and give you a clear understanding of how to perform a silent installation of BlueGriffon from the command line using the EXE installer.

How to Install BlueGriffon Silently

BlueGriffon Silent Install (EXE)

  1. Download the BlueGriffon 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:
  6. Press Enter
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After a few moments you should see the BlueGriffon shortcut in the Start Menu, Installation Directory, and Programs and Features in the Control Panel.

Software Title:BlueGriffon
Vendor:Disruptive Innovations SAS
Installer Type:EXE
Silent Uninstall Switch:"%ProgramFiles%\BlueGriffon\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 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 BlueGriffon 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.

BlueGriffon Silent Install (EXE) with Logging /VERYSILENT /NORESTART /LOG="%WINDIR%\Temp\BlueGriffon-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 BlueGriffon to “C:\BlueGriffon” /DIR="C:\BlueGriffon" /VERYSILENT /NORESTART

Include BlueGriffon Desktop Shortcut During Install

The BlueGriffon installer does NOT create a desktop shortcut by default. If you want the desktop shortcut, then you can run the following command line switches to include them.

BlueGriffon Silent Install with Desktop Shortcut /VERYSILENT /NORESTART /MERGETASKS=desktopicon

How to Uninstall BlueGriffon Silently

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

BlueGriffon Silent Uninstall (EXE)

"%ProgramFiles%\BlueGriffon\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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