CorelDRAW Graphics Suite 2021 Silent Install (How-To Guide)


CorelDRAW Graphics Suite is a complete suite of professional graphic design applications for vector illustration, layout, photo editing, and more. This article will serve as an informative guide and give you a clear understanding of how to perform a silent installation of CorelDRAW Graphics Suite 2021 from the command line using the EXE installer.

How to Install CorelDRAW Graphics Suite Silently

CorelDRAW Graphics Suite 2021 Silent Install (EXE)

  1. Navigate to: https://www.coreldraw.com/en/pages/free-download/
  2. Download the CDGS2021.exe to a folder created at (C:\Downloads)
  3. Manually launch the CDGS2021.exe & proceed with a manual installation
  4. This will download the CorelDRAWGraphicsSuite2021Installer_en.zip into the C:\Downloads folder
  5. Extract the contents of CorelDRAWGraphicsSuite2021Installer_en.zip to “C:\Downloads\CDGS2021”
  6. Uninstall CorelDRAW Graphics Suite 2021
  7. Open an Elevated Command Prompt by Right-Clicking on Command Prompt and select Run as Administrator
  8. Navigate to the “C:\Downloads\CDGS2021” folder
  9. Enter the following command: Setup.exe /qn
  10. Press Enter

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

Software Title:CorelDRAW Graphics Suite 2021
Vendor:Corel Corporation
Architecture:x64
Installer Type:EXE
Silent Install Switch:Setup.exe /qn
Silent Uninstall Switch:Setup.exe /x REMOVE=ALL REMOVE_GPL=1 REMOVE_SHELLEXT=1 /qn
Download Link:https://www.coreldraw.com/en/pages/free-download/
PowerShell Script:https://silentinstallhq.com/coreldraw-graphics-suite-2021-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 a CorelDRAW Graphics Suite 2021 Installation Log File

The CorelDRAW Graphics Suite 2021 installer offer 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.

CorelDRAW Graphics Suite 2021 Silent Install (EXE) with Logging

Setup.exe /qn /L*v "%WINDIR%\Temp\CDGS2021-Install.log"

Change the CorelDRAW Graphics Suite 2021 Default Installation Directory

You can also change the default installation directory by using the following command line parameters. In this example, I’m installing CorelDRAW Graphics Suite 2021 to “C:\CorelDRAW Graphics Suite 2021”

Setup.exe INSTALLDIR="C:\CorelDRAW Graphics Suite 2021" /qn

Exclude the CorelDRAW Graphics Suite 2021 Desktop Shortcuts During Install

The CorelDRAW Graphics Suite 2021 installer creates desktop shortcuts by default. If you do not want the desktop shortcuts, then you can run the following command line switches to exclude them.

CorelDRAW Graphics Suite 2021 Silent Install (EXE) with No Desktop Shortcuts

Setup.exe DESKTOPSHORTCUTS=0 /qn

Disable CorelDRAW Graphics Suite 2021 Corporate Cloud Features

Setup.exe ALLOW_CORPORATECLOUDFEATURES=0 /qn

Disable CorelDRAW Graphics Suite 2021 Internet-Based Features

Setup.exe ALLOW_INTERNETFEATURES=0 /qn

Set the Welcome Screen to Offline Mode

Setup.exe WELCOMESCREENONLINE=off /qn

Disable CorelDRAW Graphics Suite 2021 Automatic Updates

Setup.exe ALLOW_PRODUCTUPDATES=2 /qn

Allow Access to CorelDRAW.app Enterprise

Setup.exe CDAENTERPRISEACCESS=1 /qn

Exclude Microsoft Visual Studio Tools for Applications (VSTA) Install

Setup.exe EXCLUDE_VSTA=1 /qn

Suppress EULA for CorelDRAW Graphics Suite 2021

  • Open an Elevated Command Prompt by Right-Clicking on Command Prompt and select Run as Administrator
  • Enter the following command:
REG ADD "HKCU\Software\Corel\CorelDRAW\23.0\IPM_CDGS" /v ShowEULA /t REG_DWORD /d 0 /f

How to Uninstall CorelDRAW Graphics Suite 2021 Silently

Check out the CorelDRAW Graphics Suite 2021 Install and Uninstall (PowerShell) post for a scripted solution.

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

CorelDRAW Graphics Suite 2021 Silent Uninstall (EXE)

"%ProgramFiles%\Corel\CorelDRAW Graphics Suite 2021\Setup\Setup.exe" /x REMOVE=ALL REMOVE_GPL=1 REMOVE_SHELLEXT=1 /qn

Microsoft Visual Studio Tools for Applications 2019 Silent Uninstall

"%ProgramData%\Package Cache\{1edcd8d2-905a-4e93-bfdf-92ed5601528a}\vsta_setup.exe" /uninstall /quiet

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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