DB Browser for SQLite Silent Install (How-To Guide)


DB Browser for SQLite (DB4S) is a high quality, visual, open source tool to create, design, and edit database files compatible with SQLite. This article will serve as an informative guide and give you a clear understanding of how to perform a silent installation of the DB Browser for SQLite from the command line using the MSI installer.

How to Install the DB Browser for SQLite Silently

DB Browser for SQLite 32-bit Silent Install (MSI)

  1. Navigate to: https://sqlitebrowser.org/dl/
  2. Select the 32-bit Windows installer
  3. Download the DB.Browser.for.SQLite-x.y.z-win32.msi to a folder created at (C:\Downloads)
  4. Open an Elevated Command Prompt by Right-Clicking on Command Prompt and select Run as Administrator
  5. Navigate to the C:\Downloads folder
  6. Enter the following command:
MsiExec.exe /i DB.Browser.for.SQLite-x.y.z-win32.msi SHORTCUT_SQLITE_PROGRAMMENU=1 /qn

After a few moments you will find DB Browser for SQLite entries in the Start Menu, Installation Directory, and Programs and Features in the Control Panel.

Software Title:DB Browser for SQLite
Vendor:DB Browser for SQLite Team
Architecture:x86
Installer Type:MSI
Silent Install Switch:MsiExec.exe /i DB.Browser.for.SQLite-x.y.z-win32.msi SHORTCUT_SQLITE_PROGRAMMENU=1 /qn
Silent Uninstall Switch:MsiExec.exe /x DB.Browser.for.SQLite-x.y.z-win32.msi /qn
Repair Command:MsiExec.exe /fa DB.Browser.for.SQLite-x.y.z-win32.msi /qn
Download Link:https://sqlitebrowser.org/dl/
PowerShell Script:https://silentinstallhq.com/db-browser-for-sqlite-install-and-uninstall-powershell/
Detection Script:https://silentinstallhq.com/create-a-custom-detection-script-for-db-browser-for-sqlite-powershell/

DB Browser for SQLite 64-bit Silent Install (MSI)

  1. Navigate to: https://sqlitebrowser.org/dl/
  2. Select the 64-bit Windows installer
  3. Download the DB.Browser.for.SQLite-x.y.z-win64.msi to a folder created at (C:\Downloads)
  4. Open an Elevated Command Prompt by Right-Clicking on Command Prompt and select Run as Administrator
  5. Navigate to the C:\Downloads folder
  6. Enter the following command:
MsiExec.exe /i DB.Browser.for.SQLite-x.y.z-win64.msi SHORTCUT_SQLITE_PROGRAMMENU=1 /qn

After a few moments you will find DB Browser for SQLite entries in the Start Menu, Installation Directory, and Programs and Features in the Control Panel.

Software Title:DB Browser for SQLite
Vendor:DB Browser for SQLite Team
Architecture:x64
Installer Type:MSI
Silent Install Switch:MsiExec.exe /i DB.Browser.for.SQLite-x.y.z-win64.msi SHORTCUT_SQLITE_PROGRAMMENU=1 /qn
Silent Uninstall Switch:MsiExec.exe /x DB.Browser.for.SQLite-x.y.z-win64.msi /qn
Repair Command:MsiExec.exe /fa DB.Browser.for.SQLite-x.y.z-win64.msi /qn
Download Link:https://sqlitebrowser.org/dl/
PowerShell Script:https://silentinstallhq.com/db-browser-for-sqlite-install-and-uninstall-powershell/
Detection Script:https://silentinstallhq.com/create-a-custom-detection-script-for-db-browser-for-sqlite-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 DB Browser for SQLite Installation Log File

The DB Browser for SQLite installers offer 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.

DB Browser for SQLite 32-bit Silent Install (MSI) with Logging

MsiExec.exe /i DB.Browser.for.SQLite-x.y.z-win32.msi SHORTCUT_SQLITE_PROGRAMMENU=1 /qn /L*v "%WINDIR%\Temp\SQLiteBrowser32-Install.log"

DB Browser for SQLite 64-bit Silent Install (MSI) with Logging

MsiExec.exe /i DB.Browser.for.SQLite-x.y.z-win64.msi SHORTCUT_SQLITE_PROGRAMMENU=1 /qn /L*v "%WINDIR%\Temp\SQLiteBrowser64-Install.log"

Change the DB Browser for SQLite Default Installation Directory

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

MsiExec.exe /i DB.Browser.for.SQLite-x.y.z-winXX.msi INSTALLDIR="C:\DB Browser for SQLite" SHORTCUT_SQLITE_PROGRAMMENU=1 /qn

Include the SQLCipher Program Menu Shortcut During Install

MsiExec.exe /i DB.Browser.for.SQLite-x.y.z-winXX.msi SHORTCUT_SQLITE_PROGRAMMENU=1 SHORTCUT_SQLCIPHER_PROGRAMMENU=1 /qn

Include the SQLite Desktop Shortcut During Install

MsiExec.exe /i DB.Browser.for.SQLite-x.y.z-winXX.msi SHORTCUT_SQLITE_PROGRAMMENU=1 SHORTCUT_SQLITE_DESKTOP=1 /qn

Include the SQLCipher Desktop Shortcut During Install

MsiExec.exe /i DB.Browser.for.SQLite-x.y.z-winXX.msi SHORTCUT_SQLCIPHER_PROGRAMMENU=1 SHORTCUT_SQLCIPHER_DESKTOP=1 /qn

How to Uninstall the DB Browser for SQLite Silently

Check out the following posts for a scripted solution:

DB Browser for SQLite Install and Uninstall (PowerShell)
DB Browser for SQLite Silent Uninstall (PowerShell)
  1. Open an Elevated Command Prompt by Right-Clicking on Command Prompt and select Run as Administrator
  2. Enter one of the following commands:
VersionDB Browser for SQLite Silent Uninstall String
3.12.2 (32-bit)MsiExec.exe /x {DE0EB075-3F05-4A25-8075-5BBAE6D38BEC} /qn
3.12.2 (64-bit)MsiExec.exe /x {5211034D-495B-4A5E-9B8D-8961BBB2B9E2} /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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