DaVinci Resolve 18 Silent Install (How-To Guide)


DaVinci Resolve is a color grading, color correction, visual effects, and audio post-production video editing application. This article will serve as an informative guide and give you a clear understanding of how to perform a silent installation of DaVinci Resolve 18 from the command line using both the EXE & MSI installers.

How to Install DaVinci Resolve 18 Silently

DaVinci Resolve 18 Silent Install (EXE)

  • Navigate to: https://www.blackmagicdesign.com/support/family/davinci-resolve-and-fusion
  • Select the version of your choice under Latest Downloads
  • Download the DaVinci_Resolve_18.x.x_Windows.zip to a folder created at (C:\Downloads)
  • Extract the DaVinci_Resolve_Studio_18.x.x_Windows.exe using 7-Zip to “C:\Downloads
  • Open an Elevated Command Prompt by Right-Clicking on Command Prompt and select Run as Administrator
  • Navigate to the C:\Downloads folder
  • Enter the following command: DaVinci_Resolve_Studio_18.0_Windows.exe /i /q /noreboot
  • Press Enter

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

Software Title:DaVinci Resolve 18
Vendor:Blackmagic Design
Architecture:x64
Installer Type:EXE
Silent Install Switch:DaVinci_Resolve_Studio_18.x.x_Windows.exe /i /q /noreboot
Silent Uninstall Switch:See Uninstall Section Below
Download Link:https://www.blackmagicdesign.com/support/family/davinci-resolve-and-fusion
PowerShell Script:https://silentinstallhq.com/davinci-resolve-18-install-and-uninstall-powershell/
Detection Script:https://silentinstallhq.com/create-a-custom-detection-script-for-davinci-resolve-powershell/

DaVinci Resolve 18 Silent Install (MSI)

  • Navigate to: https://www.blackmagicdesign.com/support/family/davinci-resolve-and-fusion
  • Select the version of your choice under Latest Downloads
  • Download the DaVinci_Resolve_18.x.x_Windows.zip to a folder created at (C:\Downloads)
  • Extract the DaVinci_Resolve_Studio_18.x.x_Windows.exe from the zip file to “C:\Downloads
  • Extract the contents of the DaVinci_Resolve_Studio_18.x.x_Windows.exe using 7-Zip to “C:\Downloads\DaVinci_Resolve_Studio_18.x.x_Windows”
    • You should now see a similar structure inside the C:\Downloads\DaVinci_Resolve_Studio_18.x.x_Windows” directory
      • ResExt01.cab
      • ResExt08.cab
      • ResExt10.cab
      • ResExt11.cab
      • ResolveInstaller.msi
      • SetupResolve.exe
  • Open an Elevated Command Prompt by Right-Clicking on Command Prompt and select Run as Administrator
  • Navigate to the “C:\Downloads\DaVinci_Resolve_Studio_18.x.x_Windows” folder
  • Enter the following command to extract the SupportFiles:
    • SetupResolve.exe /ExtractCab
  • Navigate to “C:\Downloads\DaVinci_Resolve_Studio_18.x.x_Windows\SupportFiles”
    • You should now see a similar structure inside the C:\Downloads\DaVinci_Resolve_Studio_18.x.x_Windows\SupportFiles” directory
      • Blackmagic RAW Player v2.6.0.msi
      • DaVinci Resolve Panels Installer v2.0.1
      • FairlightAudioAccelerator v1.0.13.exe
      • vcredist_x64_vc12.exe
      • vcredist_x64_vc14.exe
      • vcredist_x86_vc10.exe
      • vcredist_x86_vc12.exe
      • vcredist_x86_vc14.exe
  • Enter the following commands:
vcredist_x64_vc12.exe /install /quiet /norestart
vcredist_x86_vc12.exe /install /quiet /norestart
vcredist_x86_vc10.exe /q /norestart
MsiExec.exe /i "DaVinci Resolve Panels Installer v2.0.6.msi" /qn
MsiExec.exe /i "Blackmagic RAW Player v2.8.0.msi" /qn
FairlightAudioAccelerator v1.0.13.exe /VERYSILENT /NORESTART
  • Navigate to “C:\Downloads\DaVinci_Resolve_Studio_18.x.x_Windows”
  • Enter the following command:
MsiExec.exe /i ResolveInstaller.msi ALLUSERS=1 /qn
  • Navigate to “C:\Downloads\DaVinci_Resolve_Studio_18.x.x_Windows\SupportFiles”
  • Enter the following commands:
vcredist_x64_vc14.exe /install /quiet /norestart
vcredist_x86_vc14.exe /install /quiet /norestart

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

Software Title:DaVinci Resolve 18
Vendor:Blackmagic Design
Architecture:x64
Installer Type:MSI
Silent Install Switch (Step1)vcredist_x64_vc12.exe /install /quiet /norestart
Silent Install Switch (Step2)vcredist_x86_vc12.exe /install /quiet /norestart
Silent Install Switch (Step3)vcredist_x86_vc10.exe /q /norestart
Silent Install Switch (Step4)MsiExec.exe /i "DaVinci Resolve Panels Installer v2.0.6.msi" /qn
Silent Install Switch (Step5)MsiExec.exe /i "Blackmagic RAW Player v2.8.0.msi" /qn
Silent Install Switch (Step6)FairlightAudioAccelerator v1.0.13.exe /VERYSILENT /NORESTART
Silent Install Switch (Step7)MsiExec.exe /i ResolveInstaller.msi ALLUSERS=1 /qn
Silent Install Switch (Step8)vcredist_x64_vc14.exe /install /quiet /norestart
Silent Install Switch (Step9)vcredist_x86_vc14.exe /install /quiet /norestart
Silent Uninstall Switch:See Uninstall Section Below
Download Link:https://www.blackmagicdesign.com/support/family/davinci-resolve-and-fusion
PowerShell Script:https://silentinstallhq.com/davinci-resolve-18-install-and-uninstall-powershell/
Detection Script:https://silentinstallhq.com/create-a-custom-detection-script-for-davinci-resolve-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 DaVinci Resolve 18 Installation Log File

The DaVinci Resolve 18 installers 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.

DaVinci Resolve 18 Silent Install (EXE) with Logging

DaVinci_Resolve_Studio_18.x.x_Windows.exe /i /q /noreboot /Log /LogFile "%WINDIR%\Temp\DaVinciResolve-Install.log"

DaVinci Resolve 18 Silent Install (MSI) with Logging

vcredist_x64_vc12.exe /install /quiet /norestart /log "%WINDIR%\Temp\vcredist_x64_vc12-Install.log"
vcredist_x86_vc12.exe /install /quiet /norestart /log "%WINDIR%\Temp\vcredist_x86_vc12-Install.log"
vcredist_x86_vc10.exe /q /norestart
MsiExec.exe /i "DaVinci Resolve Panels Installer v2.0.6.msi" /qn /L*v "%WINDIR%\Temp\DaVinciResolvePanels.log"
MsiExec.exe /i "Blackmagic RAW Player v2.8.0.msi" /qn /L*v "%WINDIR%\Temp\BlackmagicRAWPlayer.log"
FairlightAudioAccelerator v1.0.13.exe /VERYSILENT /NORESTART /LOG="%WINDIR%\Temp\FairlightAudioAccelerator-Install.log"
MsiExec.exe /i ResolveInstaller.msi ALLUSERS=1 /qn /L*v "%WINDIR%\Temp\DaVinciResolve.log"
vcredist_x64_vc14.exe /install /quiet /norestart /log "%WINDIR%\Temp\vcredist_x64_vc14-Install.log"
vcredist_x86_vc14.exe /install /quiet /norestart /log "%WINDIR%\Temp\vcredist_x86_vc14-Install.log"

How to Uninstall DaVinci Resolve 18 Silently

Check out the following posts for a scripted solution:

DaVinci Resolve 18 Install and Uninstall (PowerShell)
DaVinci Resolve 18 Silent Uninstall (PowerShell)
  1. Open an Elevated Command Prompt by Right-Clicking on Command Prompt and select Run as Administrator
  2. Enter the following commands:

DaVinci Resolve 18 Silent Uninstall

MsiExec.exe /x ResolveInstaller.msi /qn
"%ProgramFiles%\Blackmagic Design\DaVinci Resolve\audio\Fairlight Audio Accelerator\unins000.exe" /VERYSILENT /NORESTART
MsiExec.exe /x "Blackmagic RAW Player v2.8.0.msi" /qn
MsiExec.exe /x "DaVinci Resolve Panels Installer v2.0.6.msi" /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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