ConEmu Silent Install (How-To Guide)


ConEmu is a free and open-source tabbed terminal emulator for Windows. ConEmu presents multiple consoles and simple GUI applications as one customizable GUI window with tabs and a status bar. This article will serve as an informative guide and give you a clear understanding of how to perform a silent installation of ConEmu from the command line using both EXE & MSI installers.

How to Install ConEmu Silently

ConEmu 32-bit Silent Install (EXE)

  1. Navigate to https://conemu.github.io/en/Downloads.html
  2. Download the EXE 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: ConEmuSetup.xxxx.exe /p:x86,adm /qn
  6. Press Enter
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After a few moments you should see the ConEmu Desktop Shortcut appear. You will also find entries in the Start Menu, Installation Directory, and Programs and Features in the Control Panel.

Software Title:ConEmu (32-bit)
Vendor:Maximus5
Version:11.201.0110
Architecture:x86
Installer Type:EXE
Silent Install Switch ConEmuSetup.xxxx.exe /p:x86,adm /qn
Silent Uninstall Switch:MsiExec.exe /x {AF0C3F5A-EFA0-4DD1-9F42-53ACB66368A7} /qn
Download Link:https://conemu.github.io/en/Downloads.html

ConEmu 64-bit Silent Install (EXE)

  1. Navigate to https://conemu.github.io/en/Downloads.html
  2. Download the EXE 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: ConEmuSetup.xxxx.exe /p:x64,adm /qn
  6. Press Enter

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

Software Title:ConEmu (64-bit)
Vendor:Maximus5
Version:11.201.0110
Architecture:x64
Installer Type:EXE
Silent Install Switch ConEmuSetup.xxxx.exe /p:x64,adm /qn
Silent Uninstall Switch:MsiExec.exe /x {291E1E02-92A8-4D67-B74A-4A920D759895} /qn
Download Link:https://conemu.github.io/en/Downloads.html

ConEmu 32-bit Silent Install (MSI)

  1. Navigate to https://conemu.github.io/en/Downloads.html
  2. Download the EXE 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. Extract the 32-bit MSI by entering the following command:
    • ConEmuSetup.xxxx.exe /e:C:\Downloads /p:x86
  6. Enter the following command: 
    • MsiExec.exe /i ConEmu.xxxx.x86.msi /qn
  7. Press Enter

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

Software Title:ConEmu (32-bit)
Vendor:Maximus5
Version:11.201.0110
Architecture:x86
Installer Type:MSI
Silent Install Switch MsiExec.exe /i ConEmu.201011.x86.msi /qn
Silent Uninstall Switch:MsiExec.exe /x {AF0C3F5A-EFA0-4DD1-9F42-53ACB66368A7} /qn
Repair Command:MsiExec.exe /fa {AF0C3F5A-EFA0-4DD1-9F42-53ACB66368A7} /qn
Download Link:https://conemu.github.io/en/Downloads.html

ConEmu 64-bit Silent Install (MSI)

  1. Navigate to https://conemu.github.io/en/Downloads.html
  2. Download the EXE 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. Extract the 64-bit MSI by entering the following command:
    • ConEmuSetup.xxxx.exe /e:C:\Downloads /p:x64
  6. Enter the following command: 
    • MsiExec.exe /i ConEmu.xxxx.x64.msi /qn
  7. Press Enter

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

Software Title:ConEmu (64-bit)
Vendor:Maximus5
Version:11.201.0110
Architecture:x64
Installer Type:MSI
Silent Install Switch MsiExec.exe /i ConEmu.xxxx.x64.msi /qn
Silent Uninstall Switch:MsiExec.exe /x {291E1E02-92A8-4D67-B74A-4A920D759895} /qn
Repair Command:MsiExec.exe /fa {291E1E02-92A8-4D67-B74A-4A920D759895} /qn
Download Link:https://conemu.github.io/en/Downloads.html

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 ConEmu 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.

ConEmu 32-bit Silent Install (EXE) with Logging

ConEmuSetup.xxxx.exe /p:x86,adm /qn /L*v "%WINDIR%\Temp\ConEmux86-Install.log"

ConEmu 64-bit Silent Install (EXE) with Logging

ConEmuSetup.xxxx.exe /p:x64,adm /qn /L*v "%WINDIR%\Temp\ConEmux64-Install.log"

ConEmu 32-bit Silent Install (MSI) with Logging

MsiExec.exe /i ConEmu.xxxx.x86.msi /qn /L*v "%WINDIR%\Temp\ConEmux86-Install.log"

ConEmu 64-bit Silent Install (MSI) with Logging

MsiExec.exe /i ConEmu.xxxx.x64.msi /qn /L*v "%WINDIR%\Temp\ConEmux64-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 ConEmu to “C:\ConEmu”

ConEmu 32-bit (EXE)

ConEmuSetup.xxxx.exe /p:x86,adm APPLICATIONFOLDER=C:\ConEmu /qn

ConEmu 64-bit (EXE)

ConEmuSetup.xxxx.exe /p:x64,adm APPLICATIONFOLDER=C:\ConEmu /qn

ConEmu 32-bit (MSI)

MsiExec.exe /i ConEmu.xxxx.x86.msi APPLICATIONFOLDER=C:\ConEmu /qn

ConEmu 64-bit (MSI)

MsiExec.exe /i ConEmu.xxxx.x64.msi APPLICATIONFOLDER=C:\ConEmu /qn

How to Uninstall ConEmu 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:

ConEmu 201011 (32-bit) Silent Uninstall

MsiExec.exe /x {AF0C3F5A-EFA0-4DD1-9F42-53ACB66368A7} /qn

ConEmu 201011 (64-bit) Silent Uninstall

MsiExec.exe /x {291E1E02-92A8-4D67-B74A-4A920D759895} /qn

ConEmu 200928 (32-bit) Silent Uninstall

MsiExec.exe /x {8977DEC5-EEF1-4FFF-A4D9-F7F5DE35D8AC} /qn

ConEmu 200928 (64-bit) Silent Uninstall

MsiExec.exe /x {CDA5AB87-4EBF-4889-8A65-7E922A2B90AC} /qn

ConEmu 200713 (32-bit) Silent Uninstall

MsiExec.exe /x {87494EFF-A5B3-4334-89B6-906C31A6AB7D} /qn

ConEmu 200713 (64-bit) Silent Uninstall

MsiExec.exe /x {DD4FA3AB-50E1-4A8E-A39B-92D0D7460E19} /qn

ConEmu 200615 (32-bit) Silent Uninstall

MsiExec.exe /x {8E01C8D0-574F-4446-BE06-B8AD79469CC3} /qn

ConEmu 200615 (64-bit) Silent Uninstall

MsiExec.exe /x {A514B23F-63F9-4B3C-A805-26C93955F343} /qn

ConEmu 200604 (32-bit) Silent Uninstall

MsiExec.exe /x {22CA8E56-510D-4109-BF5C-A2701C942810} /qn

ConEmu 200604 (64-bit) Silent Uninstall

MsiExec.exe /x {698D28DF-0DDF-424E-8D8B-12FFF1FF22BD} /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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