Dropbox Enterprise Silent Install (How-To Guide)


Dropbox is a file hosting service that offers cloud storage, file synchronization, personal cloud, and client software. This article will serve as an informative guide and give you a clear understanding of how to perform a silent installation of Dropbox from the command line using the EXE installer.

How to Install Dropbox Silently

  1. Download the Dropbox Offline 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: “Dropbox x.y.z Offline Installer.exe” /NOLAUNCH
  6. Note: [x.y.z] represents the latest installer version number
  7. Press Enter

After a minute or so you should see the Dropbox shortcut in the Start Menu, Installation Directory, and Programs and Features in the Control Panel.

Software Title:Dropbox
Vendor:Dropbox, Inc.
Architecture:x86
Installer Type:EXE
Silent Install Switch:"Dropbox x.y.z Offline Installer.exe" /NOLAUNCH
Silent Uninstall Switch (32-bit System)"%ProgramFiles%\Dropbox\Client\DropboxUninstaller.exe" /InstallType:MACHINE /S
Silent Uninstall Switch (64-bit System)"%ProgramFiles(x86)%\Dropbox\Client\DropboxUninstaller.exe" /InstallType:MACHINE /S
Download Link:https://www.dropbox.com/downloading?full=1&os=win

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.


How to Uninstall Dropbox 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:

Dropbox on 32-bit System

"%ProgramFiles%\Dropbox\Client\DropboxUninstaller.exe" /InstallType:MACHINE /S

Dropbox on 64-bit System

"%ProgramFiles(x86)%\Dropbox\Client\DropboxUninstaller.exe" /InstallType:MACHINE /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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