Box Sync Silent Install (How-To Guide)


Box Sync is a productivity tool that enables you to mirror data stored on Box to your desktop. This article will serve as an informative guide and give you a clear understanding of how to perform a silent installation of Box Sync from the command line using both the EXE & MSI installers.

How to Install Box Sync Silently

Box Sync Silent Install (EXE)

  1. Download the Box Sync (EXE) 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:
    • BoxSyncSetup.exe /install /quiet /norestart
  6. Press Enter

After a few moments you should see the Box Sync entries in the Start Menu, Installation Directory, and Programs and Features in the Control Panel.

Software Title:Box Sync
Vendor:Box, Inc.
Architecture:x86_x64
Installer Type:EXE
Silent Install Switch:BoxSyncSetup.exe /install /quiet /norestart
Silent Uninstall Switch:BoxSyncSetup.exe /uninstall /quiet /norestart
Repair Command:BoxSyncSetup.exe /repair /quiet /norestart
Download Link:https://e3.boxcdn.net/box-installers/sync/Sync+4+External/BoxSyncSetup.exe

Box Sync 32-bit Silent Install (MSI)

  1. Download the Box Sync 32-bit (MSI) 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:
    • MsiExec.exe /i SyncMSI32.msi /qn
  6. Press Enter

After a few moments you should see the Box Sync entries in the Start Menu, Installation Directory, and Programs and Features in the Control Panel.

Software Title:Box Sync 32-bit
Vendor:Box, Inc.
Version:4.0.8009.0
Architecture:x86
Installer Type:MSI
Silent Install Switch:MsiExec.exe /i SyncMSI32.msi /qn
Silent Uninstall Switch:MsiExec.exe /x {E776E8EF-3BD1-45B1-9A1D-33AEB69BE67C} /qn
Repair Command:MsiExec.exe /fa {E776E8EF-3BD1-45B1-9A1D-33AEB69BE67C} /qn
Download Link:https://e3.boxcdn.net/box-installers/sync/Sync+4+External/SyncMSI32.msi

Box Sync 64-bit Silent Install (MSI)

  1. Download the Box Sync 64-bit (MSI) 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:
    • MsiExec.exe /i SyncMSI64.msi /qn
  6. Press Enter

After a few moments you should see the Box Sync entries in the Start Menu, Installation Directory, and Programs and Features in the Control Panel.

Software Title:Box Sync 64-bit
Vendor:Box, Inc.
Version:4.0.8009.0
Architecture:x64
Installer Type:MSI
Silent Install Switch:MsiExec.exe /i SyncMSI64.msi /qn
Silent Uninstall Switch:MsiExec.exe /x {77C79299-C0AD-4054-A2C6-10202746A5D8} /qn
Repair Command:MsiExec.exe /fa {77C79299-C0AD-4054-A2C6-10202746A5D8} /qn
Download Link:https://e3.boxcdn.net/box-installers/sync/Sync+4+External/SyncMSI64.msi

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 an Installation Log File

The Box Sync installers offer 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.

Box Sync Silent Install (EXE) with Logging

BoxSyncSetup.exe /install /quiet /norestart /log "%WINDIR%\Temp\BoxSync-Install.log"

Box Sync 32-bit Silent Install (MSI) with Logging

MsiExec.exe /i SyncMSI32.msi /qn /L*v "%WINDIR%\Temp\BoxSync32-Install.log"

Box Sync 64-bit Silent Install (MSI) with Logging

MsiExec.exe /i SyncMSI64.msi /qn /L*v "%WINDIR%\Temp\BoxSync64-Install.log"

How to Uninstall Box Sync Silently

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

Box Sync Silent Uninstall (EXE)

BoxSyncSetup.exe /uninstall /quiet /norestart

Box Sync 4.0.8009.0 (32-bit) Silent Uninstall (MSI)

MsiExec.exe /x {E776E8EF-3BD1-45B1-9A1D-33AEB69BE67C} /qn

Box Sync 4.0.8009.0 (64-bit) Silent Uninstall (MSI)

MsiExec.exe /x {77C79299-C0AD-4054-A2C6-10202746A5D8} /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.

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