CrypTool Silent Install (How-To Guide)


CrypTool is an open-source cryptography and cryptanalysis application that is useful for training and security awareness for students and corporate employees. This article will serve as an informative guide and give you a clear understanding of how to perform a silent installation of CrypTool from the command line using the EXE installer.

How to Install CrypTool Silently

CrypTool 2 Silent Install (EXE)

  1. Download the CrypTool 2 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:
    • "Setup CrypTool 2.x (Stable Build xxxx.x).exe" /S
  6. Press Enter

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

Software Title:CrypTool 2
Vendor:CrypTool Team
Version:2.x
Architecture:x86_x64
Installer Type:EXE
Silent Install Switch:"Setup CrypTool 2.x (Stable Build xxxx.x).exe" /S
Silent Uninstall Switch:"%ProgramFiles%\CrypTool 2\uninstall.exe" /S
Download Link:https://www.cryptool.org/modules/mod_ctdownloads/assets/curversion.php

CrypTool 1 Silent Install (EXE)

  1. Download the CrypTool 1 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:
    • SetupCrypTool_1_x_x_en.exe /S
  6. Press Enter

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

Software Title:CrypTool 1
Vendor:CrypTool Team
Version:1.x
Architecture:x86
Installer Type:EXE
Silent Install Switch:SetupCrypTool_1_x_x_en.exe /S
Silent Uninstall Switch (32-bit System)"%ProgramFiles%\CrypTool\Uninstall.exe" /S
Silent Uninstall Switch (64-bit System)"%ProgramFiles(x86)%\CrypTool\Uninstall.exe" /S
Download Link:https://www.cryptool.org/en/ct1-downloads

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.


How to Uninstall CrypTool 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:

CrypTool 2 Silent Uninstall (EXE)

"%ProgramFiles%\CrypTool 2\uninstall.exe" /S

CrypTool 1 Silent Uninstall (EXE) on 32-bit System

"%ProgramFiles%\CrypTool\Uninstall.exe" /S

CrypTool 1 Silent Uninstall (EXE) on 64-bit System

"%ProgramFiles(x86)%\CrypTool\Uninstall.exe" /S

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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