DAX Studio Silent Install (How-To Guide)


DAX Studio is a client tool for executing DAX queries against various data sources including: PowerPivot in Excel, Power BI Desktop / SSDT Integrated Workspaces, Analysis Services Tabular, and Azure Analysis Services. This article will serve as an informative guide and give you a clear understanding of how to perform a silent installation of DAX Studio from the command line using the EXE installer.

How to Install DAX Studio Silently

DAX Studio Silent Install (EXE)

  1. Navigate to: https://daxstudio.org/
  2. Download the DaxStudio_x_y_z_setup.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:
    • DaxStudio_x_y_z_setup.exe /ALLUSERS /VERYSILENT /NORESTART
  6. Press Enter
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After a few moments you will find DAX Studio entries in the Start Menu, Installation Directory, and Programs and Features in the Control Panel.

Software Title:DAX Studio
Vendor:DAX Studio
Architecture:x86_X64
Installer Type:EXE
Silent Install Switch:DaxStudio_x_y_z_setup.exe /ALLUSERS /VERYSILENT /NORESTART
Silent Uninstall Switch:"%ProgramFiles%\DAX Studio\unins000.exe" /VERYSILENT /NORESTART
Download Link:https://daxstudio.org/
PowerShell Script:https://silentinstallhq.com/dax-studio-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 DAX Studio Installation Log File

The DAX Studio 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.

DAX Studio Silent Install (EXE) with Logging

DaxStudio_x_y_z_setup.exe /ALLUSERS /VERYSILENT /NORESTART /LOG="%WINDIR%\Temp\DAXStudio-Install.log"

Change the DAX Studio Default Installation Directory

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

DaxStudio_x_y_z_setup.exe /DIR="C:\DAX Studio" /ALLUSERS /VERYSILENT /NORESTART

Include DAX Studio Desktop Shortcut During Install

The DAX Studio installer does not create a desktop shortcut by default. If you want the desktop shortcut, then you can run the following command line switches to include it.

DAX Studio Silent Install (EXE) with Desktop Shortcut

DaxStudio_x_y_z_setup.exe /ALLUSERS /VERYSILENT /NORESTART /MERGETASKS=desktopicon

Block All DAX Studio Internet Access

Blocks all features requiring internet access including version checks, dax formatting and crash reporting

DAX Studio Silent Install (EXE) with Internet Access Blocked

DaxStudio_x_y_z_setup.exe /ALLUSERS /VERYSILENT /NORESTART /MERGETASKS=blockallinternetaccess

Exclude DAX Studio Excel Addin

DAX Studio Silent Install (EXE) Excluding the Excel Addin

DaxStudio_x_y_z_setup.exe /COMPONENTS="!excel,core" /ALLUSERS /VERYSILENT /NORESTART

How to Uninstall DAX Studio Silently

Check out the DAX Studio 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 command:

DAX Studio Silent Uninstall (EXE)

"%ProgramFiles%\DAX Studio\unins000.exe" /VERYSILENT /NORESTART

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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