Cisco Webex Meetings Desktop App Silent Install (How-To Guide)


The Cisco Webex Meetings Desktop App lets you host online meetings with HD video, audio and screen sharing. This article will serve as an informative guide and give you a clear understanding of how to perform a silent installation of the Cisco Webex Meetings Desktop App from the command line using the MSI installer.

How to Install the Cisco Webex Meetings Desktop App Silently

Cisco Webex Meetings Desktop App Silent Install (MSI)

  1. Navigate to https://www.webex.com/downloads.html
  2. Scroll towards the bottom of the page
  3. Download the Webex Meetings MSI to a folder created at (C:\Downloads)
  4. Open an Elevated Command Prompt by Right-Clicking on Command Prompt and select Run as Administrator
  5. Navigate to the C:\Downloads folder
  6. Enter the following command:  MsiExec.exe /i webexapp.msi AUTOOC=0 /qn
  7. Press Enter

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

Software Title:Cisco Webex Meetings
Vendor:Cisco Webex LLC
Architecture:x86/x64
Installer Type:MSI
Silent Install Switch:MsiExec.exe /i webexapp.msi AUTOOC=0 /qn
Silent Uninstall Switch:MsiExec.exe /x webexapp.msi /qn
Repair Command:MsiExec.exe /fa webexapp.msi AUTOOC=0 /qn
Download Link:https://www.webex.com/downloads.html
PowerShell Script:https://silentinstallhq.com/cisco-webex-meetings-install-and-uninstall-powershell/

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 Cisco Webex Meetings 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.

Cisco Webex Meetings Desktop App Silent Install (MSI) with Logging

MsiExec.exe /i webexapp.msi AUTOOC=0 /qn /L*v "%WINDIR%\Temp\WebexMeetings-Install.log"

Pre-Populate Webex SiteURL for Webex Meetings Desktop App

MsiExec.exe /i webexapp.msi SITEURL="https://companyname.webex.com" AUTOOC=0 /qn

Disable Webex Meetings Desktop App Automatic Updates

MsiExec.exe /i webexapp.msi AUTOOC=0 DISABLEUPDATESERVICE=1 /qn

Disable Webex Meetings Desktop App Notifications

MsiExec.exe /i webexapp.msi AUTOOC=0 ENABLENOTIFICATION=0 /qn

Disable Cisco Video Device Integration

This command line parameter disables the Cisco video device integration. Users will not see the Connect to a device option in the pre-meeting experience of the Webex Meetings Desktop App.

MsiExec.exe /i webexapp.msi AUTOOC=0 DISCOVERDEVICE=0 /qn

Disable Cisco Cloud Video Device Search

This command line parameter disables the search or lookup of nearby Cisco cloud registered video devices on user’s pre-meeting experience of the Webex Meetings Desktop App.

MsiExec.exe /i webexapp.msi AUTOOC=0 CLOUDDEVICE=0 /qn

Disable the Outlook Plugin

This command line parameter disables the Webex Toolbar for Microsoft Outlook

MsiExec.exe /i webexapp.msi AUTOOC=0 OI=0 /qn

Enable the Webex Toolbar for Microsoft Office

This command line parameter enables the Webex Toolbar for Microsoft Office (Microsoft Word, Microsoft Excel, and Microsoft PowerPoint).

MsiExec.exe /i webexapp.msi AUTOOC=0 OFFICE=1 /qn

Enable the Webex Toolbar for Microsoft Excel

This command line parameter enables the Webex Toolbar for Microsoft Excel Only (Excludes Microsoft Word and Microsoft PowerPoint).

MsiExec.exe /i webexapp.msi AUTOOC=0 EXCEL=1 /qn

Enable the Webex Toolbar for Microsoft Word

This command line parameter enables the Webex Toolbar for Microsoft Word Only (Excludes Microsoft Excel and Microsoft PowerPoint).

MsiExec.exe /i webexapp.msi AUTOOC=0 WORD=1 /qn

Enable the Webex Toolbar for Microsoft PowerPoint

This command line parameter enables the Webex Toolbar for Microsoft PowerPoint Only (Excludes Microsoft Excel and Microsoft Word).

MsiExec.exe /i webexapp.msi AUTOOC=0 POWERPOINT=1 /qn

Enable the Webex Button for Internet Explorer

MsiExec.exe /i webexapp.msi AUTOOC=0 IE=1 /qn

Enable Instant Messenger Integration for Skype

For Microsoft Skype for Business, refer to the MSN parameter

MsiExec.exe /i webexapp.msi AUTOOC=0 SKYPE=1 /qn

Enable Instant Messenger Integration

This command line parameter enables instant messenger integration for Microsoft Office Communicator,
Microsoft Lync, and Microsoft Skype for Business.

MsiExec.exe /i webexapp.msi AUTOOC=0 MSN=1 /qn

Enable Instant Messenger Integration for IBM Sametime

This command line parameter enables instant messenger integration for IBM Sametime.

MsiExec.exe /i webexapp.msi AUTOOC=0 SAMETIME=1 /qn

Hide the Schedule Webex Meeting Menu

This command line parameter hides the Schedule Webex Meeting menu command in the Schedule Meeting menu in the Webex group in the Outlook ribbon.

MsiExec.exe /i webexapp.msi AUTOOC=0 HIDEWBX=1 /qn

Hide the Schedule Personal Room Meeting Menu

This command line parameter hides the Schedule Personal Room Meeting menu command in the Schedule Meeting menu of the Webex group in the Outlook ribbon.

MsiExec.exe /i webexapp.msi AUTOOC=0 HIDEPRM=1 /qn

Hide the Schedule Personal Conference Meeting Menu

This command line parameter hides the Schedule Personal Conference Meeting menu command in the Schedule Meeting menu of the Webex group in the Outlook ribbon.

MsiExec.exe /i webexapp.msi AUTOOC=0 HIDEPCN=1 /qn

Set Schedule Webex Meeting as Default Meeting Type

This command line parameter sets Schedule Webex Meeting as the default meeting type when users select the Schedule Meeting button in the Webex group of the Outlook ribbon.

MsiExec.exe /i webexapp.msi AUTOOC=0 DMT=WBX /qn

Set Schedule Personal Room Meeting as Default Meeting Type

This command line parameter sets Schedule Personal Room Meeting as the default meeting type when users select the Schedule Meeting button in the Webex group of the Outlook ribbon.

MsiExec.exe /i webexapp.msi AUTOOC=0 DMT=PRM /qn

Set Schedule Webex and TelePresence Meeting as Default Meeting Type

This command line parameter sets Schedule Webex and TelePresence Meeting as the default meeting type when users select the Schedule Meeting button in the Webex group of the Outlook ribbon.

MsiExec.exe /i webexapp.msi AUTOOC=0 DMT=CMRH /qn

Set Schedule Personal Conference Meeting as Default Meeting Type

This command line parameter sets Schedule Personal Conference Meeting as the default meeting type when users select the Schedule Meeting button in the Webex group of the Microsoft Outlook ribbon.

MsiExec.exe /i webexapp.msi AUTOOC=0 DMT=PCN /qn

Disable Webex Printer Installation

MsiExec.exe /i webexapp.msi AUTOOC=0 WBXPRINTER=0 /qn

Exclude Webex Meetings Desktop Shortcut

MsiExec.exe /i webexapp.msi AUTOOC=0 CREATESHORTCUT=0 /qn

How to Uninstall Cisco Webex Meetings Desktop App Silently

Check out the Cisco Webex Meetings Install and Uninstall (PowerShell) post for a scripted solution.

**Important** – You must terminate the following processes (if present) prior to uninstalling Webex Meeting Desktop App

**Microsoft Office**
TASKKILL /F /IM "OUTLOOK.EXE"
TASKKILL /F /IM "excel.exe"
TASKKILL /F /IM "powerpnt.exe"
TASKKILL /F /IM "Winword.exe"
TASKKILL /F /IM "WINPROJ.EXE"
TASKKILL /F /IM "visio.exe"
**Browsers**
TASKKILL /F /IM "firefox.exe"
TASKKILL /F /IM "iexplore.exe"
**Instant Messengers**
TASKKILL /F /IM "YahooMessenger.exe"
TASKKILL /F /IM "Skype.exe"
TASKKILL /F /IM "aim.exe"
TASKKILL /F /IM "aim6.exe"
TASKKILL /F /IM "sametime.exe"
TASKKILL /F /IM "googletalk.exe"
TASKKILL /F /IM "Lync.exe"
TASKKILL /F /IM "communicator.exe"
TASKKILL /F /IM "msmsgs.exe"
TASKKILL /F /IM "msnmsgr.exe"
**IBM Lotus Notes**
TASKKILL /F /IM "NLNOTES.EXE"
TASKKILL /F /IM "NOTES.EXE"
TASKKILL /F /IM "NOTES2.EXE"
TASKKILL /F /IM "ntaskldr.EXE"
TASKKILL /F /IM "CdzSvc.exe"
TASKKILL /F /IM "Cadenza.exe"
  1. Open an Elevated Command Prompt by Right-Clicking on Command Prompt and select Run as Administrator
  2. Enter one of the following commands:
VersionWebex Meetings Silent Uninstall String
41.5.4.6MsiExec.exe /x {8C8E0353-148A-6CF9-8A82-00F2A2CC8DA7} /qn
41.5.3.15MsiExec.exe /x {79C584BD-503A-04FB-6591-0159E992A637} /qn
41.5.2.15MsiExec.exe /x {EE492737-B8CD-54D8-128C-2AFBC3624379} /qn
41.4.5.14MsiExec.exe /x {75C141E4-252C-7425-B4BE-ABF640D9AA51} /qn
41.4.4.10MsiExec.exe /x {1DEEB637-6AC8-98E3-D1DA-5DC348F45FE9} /qn
41.4.3.19MsiExec.exe /x {63A1FFA9-1272-90CD-2354-B60416664CD5} /qn
41.4.2.10MsiExec.exe /x {B8A2051F-AB2C-B7AF-0633-8651911F1C4E} /qn
41.3.6.10MsiExec.exe /x {514AE8A9-D678-BAE8-1934-3E82ADCC47B6} /qn
41.3.5.8MsiExec.exe /x {BD709C44-C9CC-ABEF-9AEE-58BC0606B54E} /qn
41.3.4.5MsiExec.exe /x {A24E4120-73F1-3F09-AD49-9C18E6301C26} /qn
41.3.3.8MsiExec.exe /x {C76FB7FA-4896-0ABC-4430-054AD4458E74} /qn
41.3.2.1MsiExec.exe /x {266B45BF-4EF0-9020-5707-D25F4A34079D} /qn
41.3.0.113MsiExec.exe /x {8B97B09F-7A77-7F5E-3CF5-07621D228A89} /qn
41.2.4.15MsiExec.exe /x {55DEF14A-DFC9-617E-54B5-ADBB0245851F} /qn
41.2.3.17MsiExec.exe /x {A9EF0A0A-30E4-3BD3-C572-E83376A796E9} /qn
41.2.2.16MsiExec.exe /x {6A43DF94-6863-5955-7D2B-4570473EC050} /qn
41.2.1.13MsiExec.exe /x {C13C8998-B440-F604-927E-1313DF90954A} /qn
41.1.3.11MsiExec.exe /x {F9762F19-2788-BFB9-0E26-A5158A1CBFFB} /qn
41.1.2.16MsiExec.exe /x {F57B5CC1-A7E4-0B43-9D05-58D82AF96BE0} /qn
41.1.1.17MsiExec.exe /x {DBDC5F8E-782B-100A-280D-7A2F743ED02D} /qn
40.12.5.14MsiExec.exe /x {64F4EA78-1A8B-244D-9572-B76CE2B4ACEC} /qn
40.12.3.11MsiExec.exe /x {A8239EF9-866A-9B9E-FCAB-18A8DDDF061C} /qn
40.11.5.11MsiExec.exe /x {8E6960BD-9FFE-0D7D-DB0C-C29A6E69AA8F} /qn
40.11.4.15MsiExec.exe /x {64484F71-AFAB-B93C-6703-786E5F821C06} /qn
40.10.9.13MsiExec.exe /x {2460BE71-29C2-2735-01EE-C6BDD1B886D0} /qn
40.10.8.21MsiExec.exe /x {A0CA95AB-AC77-473E-1D39-84D2D9D33493} /qn
40.10.6.11MsiExec.exe /x {8E60A054-62F7-E875-6EA8-F087B9E4A8EE} /qn
40.9.8.3MsiExec.exe /x {5668B8BD-A1D2-1C9B-3216-E7EC4785DC82} /qn
40.9.6.11MsiExec.exe /x {E6DA38F7-BA12-F157-2773-835D3D043C6A} /qn
40.9.4.6MsiExec.exe /x {9006F10D-DDC7-2B91-4CEB-C251628293A7} /qn
40.8.9.15MsiExec.exe /x {E6279903-AB19-249A-151F-D73EA4190CBB} /qn
40.8.8.6MsiExec.exe /x {8066B2E7-8066-51EE-FF6F-EAD3D87A0DE5} /qn
40.8.7.13MsiExec.exe /x {6D33734D-9AD1-3E21-B536-EAE86B70A259} /qn
40.8.6.2MsiExec.exe /x {9D85747B-D7E3-D299-3DF1-5F3394366B36} /qn
40.8.4.7MsiExec.exe /x {6BED12FF-5184-F52F-9EC2-31586E9FE957} /qn
40.7.6.10MsiExec.exe /x {A14E028A-CEDB-08EB-5587-1CC6F91C606E} /qn
40.7.4.15MsiExec.exe /x {0C8BB922-70DF-C3EE-F2EC-9DE3402BCC67} /qn
40.6.6.7MsiExec.exe /x {065B6AE2-20B4-6343-F8D1-7D52AABFDDDC} /qn
40.6.5.5MsiExec.exe /x {F1EB7BC7-461F-208C-63B6-85258D698C9F} /qn
40.4.12.8MsiExec.exe /x {FAA64584-6CCE-4884-9F7D-9AE8498994C6} /qn
40.4.10.8MsiExec.exe /x {68DB2FF3-24C8-4747-B9BC-3C437D4C7952} /qn
40.4.7.2MsiExec.exe /x {0FCF96AB-7E7A-43C3-8566-CB3142ED0429} /qn
40.2.18.5MsiExec.exe /x {C3900048-3967-4A30-9ACF-D50E9FEB5A48} /qn
40.2.16.14MsiExec.exe /x {1C120094-2E5A-47C6-9CA5-B35132442BE1} /qn
40.2.14.19MsiExec.exe /x {BE3DD3EC-8F6B-48BC-B9F7-7A2AA77A54E1} /qn
40.2.10.14MsiExec.exe /x {D962FEEB-9557-444D-A801-228369B311E5} /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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