EventGhost Silent Install (How-To Guide)


EventGhost is a home automation program that enables competing technologies to work together by providing them with a platform through which they can communicate with one another. This article will serve as an informative guide and give you a clear understanding of how to perform a silent installation of EventGhost from the command line using the EXE installer.

How to Install EventGhost Silently

EventGhost Silent Install (EXE)

  1. Navigate to: http://eventghost.net/
  2. Download the EventGhost_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: EventGhost_x.y.z_Setup.exe /VERYSILENT /NORESTART
  6. Press Enter

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

Software Title:EventGhost
Vendor:EventGhost Project
Architecture:x86
Installer Type:EXE
Silent Install Switch:EventGhost_x.y.z_Setup.exe /VERYSILENT /NORESTART
Silent Uninstall Switch (32-bit System)"%ProgramFiles%\EventGhost\unins000.exe" /VERYSILENT /NORESTART
Silent Uninstall Switch (64-bit System)"%ProgramFiles(x86)%\EventGhost\unins000.exe" /VERYSILENT /NORESTART
Download Link:http://eventghost.net/
PowerShell Script:https://silentinstallhq.com/eventghost-install-and-uninstall-powershell/

The information above provides a quick overview of the software title, vendor, silent install, and silent uninstall switches. The download link provided take you directly to the vendors website. Continue reading if you are interested in additional details and configurations.


Additional Configurations

Create an Installation Log File

The EventGhost installer offers 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.

EventGhost Silent Install (EXE) with Logging

EventGhost_x.y.z_Setup.exe /VERYSILENT /NORESTART /LOG="%WINDIR%\Temp\EventGhost-Install.log"

Exclude Desktop Shortcut During Install

The EventGhost installer includes a desktop shortcut by default. If you don’t want the desktop shortcut included during installation, then you can run the following command line switch.

EventGhost Silent Install (EXE) with No Desktop Shortcut

EventGhost_x.y.z_Setup.exe /VERYSILENT /NORESTART /MERGETASKS=!desktopicon

Change Default Installation Directory

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

EventGhost_x.y.z_Setup.exe /DIR="C:\EventGhost" /VERYSILENT /NORESTART

How to Uninstall EventGhost Silently

Check out the EventGhost 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 one of the following commands:

EventGhost Silent Uninstall (EXE) on 32-bit System

"%ProgramFiles%\EventGhost\unins000.exe" /VERYSILENT /NORESTART

EventGhost Silent Uninstall (EXE) on 64-bit System

"%ProgramFiles(x86)%\EventGhost\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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