BlueJ Silent Install (How-To Guide)

BlueJ is an integrated development environment for the Java programming language, developed mainly for educational purposes, but also suitable for small-scale software development. It runs with the help of Java Development Kit. This article will serve as an informative guide and give you a clear understanding of how to perform a silent installation of BlueJ from the command line using the MSI installer.

How to Install BlueJ Silently

BlueJ Silent Install (MSI)

  1. Navigate to:
  2. Download the BlueJ-windows-xxx.msi 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: MsiExec.exe /i BlueJ-windows-xxx.msi ALLUSERS=1 /qn
  6. Press Enter

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

Software Title:BlueJ
Vendor:BlueJ Team
Installer Type:MSI
Silent Install Switch:MsiExec.exe /i BlueJ-windows-xxx.msi ALLUSERS=1 /qn
Silent Uninstall Switch:MsiExec.exe /x BlueJ-windows-xxx.msi /qn
Repair Command:MsiExec.exe /fa BlueJ-windows-xxx.msi /qn
Download Link:BlueJ Download
PowerShell Script:BlueJ | PowerShell Script
Detection Script:BlueJ | Custom Detection 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

Create a BlueJ Installation Log File

The BlueJ MSI 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.

BlueJ Silent Install (MSI) with Logging

MsiExec.exe /i BlueJ-windows-xxx.msi ALLUSERS=1 /qn /L*v "%WINDIR%\Temp\BlueJ-Install.log"

Exclude the BlueJ Desktop Shortcut During Install

The BlueJ installer creates a desktop shortcut by default. If you do not want the desktop shortcut, then you can run the following command line switches to exclude it.

BlueJ Silent Install (EXE) with No Desktop Shortcut

MsiExec.exe /i BlueJ-windows-xxx.msi ALLUSERS=1 INSTALLDESKTOPSHORTCUT="" /qn

Exclude the BlueJ Start Menu Shortcut During Install

MsiExec.exe /i BlueJ-windows-xxx.msi ALLUSERS=1 INSTALLMENUSHORTCUT="" /qn

Exclude BlueJ File Associations

MsiExec.exe /i BlueJ-windows-xxx.msi ALLUSERS=1 INSTALLASSOCIATIONS="" /qn

BlueJ Silent User Install (Just Me)

MsiExec.exe /i BlueJ-windows-xxx.msi ALLUSERS=2 MSIINSTALLPERUSER=1 /qn

How to Uninstall BlueJ Silently

Check out the following posts for a scripted solution:

BlueJ Install and Uninstall (PowerShell)
BlueJ Silent Uninstall (PowerShell)
  1. Open an Elevated Command Prompt by Right-Clicking on Command Prompt and select Run as Administrator
  2. Enter one of the following commands:
VersionBlueJ Silent Uninstall String
5.2.1MsiExec.exe /x {BC4CF1D0-8AF3-450E-8640-509EBC746DA1} /qn
5.2.0MsiExec.exe /x {8DA631F6-8578-4BC0-8672-B46CB91B125D} /qn
5.1.0MsiExec.exe /x {AF0BEA9E-1AB2-4613-A6B5-4ECC105A8A23} /qn
5.0.3MsiExec.exe /x {F30F614E-8D55-4B94-8CE1-7BCCBFDFA3F5} /qn
5.0.2MsiExec.exe /x {5EF78B40-B500-45C8-A738-F65CF98F6106} /qn
5.0.1MsiExec.exe /x {39F0200A-540D-43C5-A845-6D51BA794175} /qn
5.0.0MsiExec.exe /x {A6CCBCE2-3101-4337-8659-9F7F4C19E7BB} /qn
4.2.2MsiExec.exe /x {93E05243-FD0A-4792-870A-C830372771AD} /qn
4.2.1MsiExec.exe /x {A4B354D4-796D-46A3-A803-E6BD60804ABA} /qn
4.2.0MsiExec.exe /x {2B7C8D0A-92E2-4922-95F7-D6C15AC5ACF8} /qn
4.1.4MsiExec.exe /x {62B461DB-EB6E-46D6-B6FB-E5025FFA9A35} /qn
4.1.3MsiExec.exe /x {EF699B85-3405-41EB-849D-B388E81317EF} /qn
4.1.2MsiExec.exe /x {92FD2477-5855-4863-B4C1-405C7853FD9F} /qn
4.1.1MsiExec.exe /x {423AD5E6-58A1-4EDE-AB87-AFD951847AA5} /qn
4.1.0MsiExec.exe /x {8C92BA41-F0FF-4ECA-98D2-E6F0C013A4DB} /qn
4.0.1MsiExec.exe /x {691272B9-70BF-4A5C-B764-65BA7E2E654E} /qn
4.0.0MsiExec.exe /x {082E4E22-567F-4C54-800D-569E26B51E39} /qn

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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