Dell Display Manager Silent Install (How-To Guide)


Dell Display Manager (DDM) enhances everyday productivity through comprehensive management tools giving you optimal front of screen experience, efficient display management, and easy, effortless multitasking. This article will serve as an informative guide and give you a clear understanding of how to perform a silent installation of Dell Display Manager from the command line using the EXE installer.

How to Install Dell Display Manager Silently

Dell Display Manager 2.0 Silent Install (EXE)

  1. Navigate to: https://www.dell.com/support/home?app=drivers
  2. Identify your Dell Monitor
    • Enter the Service Tag or Model Number of the Dell monitor and click Search
    • Alternatively, click Browse all products to manually select the Dell monitor from the catalog
  3. Select the operating system that is installed on the computer
  4. Click the Download button next to Dell Display Manager
  5. Download the ddmsetup.exe to a folder created at (C:\Downloads)
  6. Using 7-Zip, open the ddmsetup.exe & extract the windowsdesktop-runtime-x.y.z-win-x64.exe from the Prerequisites folder
  7. Copy the windowsdesktop-runtime-x.y.z-win-x64.exe to C:\Downloads
  8. Open an Elevated Command Prompt by Right-Clicking on Command Prompt and select Run as Administrator
  9. Navigate to the C:\Downloads folder
  10. Enter the following commands:
windowsdesktop-runtime-x.y.z-win-x64.exe /install /quiet /norestart
ddmsetup.exe /S

After a few moments you will find Dell Display Manager entries in the Start Menu, Installation Directory, and Programs and Features in the Control Panel.

Software Title:Dell Display Manager 2.0
Vendor:Dell Inc.
Version:2.0
Architecture:x86
Installer Type:EXE
Silent Install Switch (Step1)windowsdesktop-runtime-x.y.z-win-x64.exe /install /quiet /norestart
Silent Install Switch (Step2)ddmsetup.exe /S
Silent Uninstall Switch:"%ProgramFiles%\Dell\Dell Display Manager 2.0\uninst.exe" /S
Download Link:https://www.dell.com/support/home?app=drivers
PowerShell Script:https://silentinstallhq.com/dell-display-manager-install-and-uninstall-powershell/
Detection Script:https://silentinstallhq.com/create-a-custom-detection-script-for-dell-display-manager-powershell/

Dell Display Manager 1.x Silent Install (EXE)

  1. Navigate to: https://www.dell.com/support/home?app=drivers
  2. Identify your Dell Monitor
    • Enter the Service Tag or Model Number of the Dell monitor and click Search
    • Alternatively, click Browse all products to manually select the Dell monitor from the catalog
  3. Select the operating system that is installed on the computer
  4. Click the Download button next to Dell Display Manager
  5. Download the ddmsetupXXXX.exe to a folder created at (C:\Downloads)
  6. Open an Elevated Command Prompt by Right-Clicking on Command Prompt and select Run as Administrator
  7. Navigate to the C:\Downloads folder
  8. Enter the following command: ddmsetupXXXX.exe /VERYSILENT /NORESTART
  9. Press Enter

After a few moments you will find Dell Display Manager entries in the Start Menu, Installation Directory, and Programs and Features in the Control Panel.

Software Title:Dell Display Manager
Vendor:EnTech Taiwan
Version:1.x
Architecture:x86
Installer Type:EXE
Silent Install Switch:ddmsetupXXXX.exe /VERYSILENT /NORESTART
Silent Uninstall Switch (32-bit System)"%ProgramFiles%\Dell\Dell Display Manager\unins000.exe" /VERYSILENT /NORESTART
Silent Uninstall Switch (64-bit System)"%ProgramFiles(x86)%\Dell\Dell Display Manager\unins000.exe" /VERYSILENT /NORESTART
Download Link:https://www.dell.com/support/home?app=drivers
PowerShell Script:https://silentinstallhq.com/dell-display-manager-install-and-uninstall-powershell/
Detection Script:https://silentinstallhq.com/create-a-custom-detection-script-for-dell-display-manager-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 Dell Display Manager 1.x Installation Log File

The Dell Display Manager 1.x 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.

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Dell Display Manager 1.x Silent Install (EXE) with Logging

ddmsetupXXXX.exe /VERYSILENT /NORESTART /LOG="%WINDIR%\Temp\DellDisplayManager-Install.log"

Change the Dell Display Manager 1.x Default Installation Directory

You can also change the default installation directory by using the following command line parameters. In this example, I’m installing Dell Display Manager 1.x to “C:\Dell\Dell Display Manager”

ddmsetupXXXX.exe /DIR="C:\Dell\Dell Display Manager" /VERYSILENT /NORESTART

Include the Dell Display Manager 1.x Desktop Shortcut During Install

The Dell Display Manager 1.x 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.

Dell Display Manager 1.x Silent Install (EXE) with Desktop Shortcut

ddmsetupXXXX.exe /VERYSILENT /NORESTART /MERGETASKS=desktopicon

Remove Dell Display Manager 1.x Desktop Context Menu

ddmsetupXXXX.exe /VERYSILENT /NORESTART /MERGETASKS=!addtodesktopmenu

Run this Program as Administrator (Disables Auto-Startup) – Version 1.x

ddmsetupXXXX.exe /VERYSILENT /NORESTART /MERGETASKS=!addtodesktopmenu

Disable Program Update Notifications – Dell Display Manager 1.x

ddmsetupXXXX.exe /VERYSILENT /NORESTART /MERGETASKS=disablelu

How to Uninstall Dell Display Manager Silently

Check out the following posts for a scripted solution:

Dell Display Manager Install and Uninstall (PowerShell)
Dell Display Manager 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:

Dell Display Manager 1.x Silent Uninstall (EXE) on 32-bit System

"%ProgramFiles%\Dell\Dell Display Manager\unins000.exe" /VERYSILENT /NORESTART

Dell Display Manager 1.x Silent Uninstall (EXE) on 64-bit System

"%ProgramFiles(x86)%\Dell\Dell Display Manager\unins000.exe" /VERYSILENT /NORESTART

Dell Display Manager 2.0 Silent Uninstall (EXE)

"%ProgramFiles%\Dell\Dell Display Manager 2.0\uninst.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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