Fujitsu DeskUpdate Silent Install (How-To Guide)


DeskUpdate is an application for automatic software installation (drivers and utilities) and BIOS updates of supported Fujitsu products. This article will serve as an informative guide and give you a clear understanding of how to perform a silent installation of DeskUpdate from the command line using the EXE installer.

How to Install DeskUpdate Silently

DeskUpdate Silent Install (EXE)

  1. Navigate to: https://support.ts.fujitsu.com/deskupdate/index.asp?ld=en
  2. Accept License Conditions
  3. Click Download DeskUpdate
  4. Click Direct Download
  5. Check the box next to “I have read and agree to the terms and conditions”
  6. Click Download File
  7. Download & Copy the FTS_DeskUpdateSetup_xxx.EXE to a folder created at (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 command: FTS_DeskUpdateSetup_xxx.EXE /VERYSILENT /NORESTART
  11. Press Enter
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After a few moments you should see the DeskUpdate Desktop Shortcut appear. You will also find entries in the Start Menu, Installation Directory, and Programs and Features in the Control Panel.

Software Title:DeskUpdate
Vendor:Fujitsu Client Computing Limited
Architecture:x86
Installer Type:EXE
Silent Install Switch:FTS_DeskUpdateSetup_xxx.EXE /VERYSILENT /NORESTART
Silent Uninstall Switch (32-bit System)"%ProgramFiles%\Fujitsu\DeskUpdate\unins000.exe" /VERYSILENT /NORESTART
Silent Uninstall Switch (64-bit System)"%ProgramFiles(x86)%\Fujitsu\DeskUpdate\unins000.exe" /VERYSILENT /NORESTART
Download Link:https://support.ts.fujitsu.com/deskupdate/index.asp?ld=en
PowerShell Script:https://silentinstallhq.com/fujitsu-deskupdate-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 DeskUpdate Installation Log File

The DeskUpdate 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.

DeskUpdate Silent Install (EXE) with Logging

FTS_DeskUpdateSetup_xxx.EXE /VERYSILENT /NORESTART /LOG="%WINDIR%\Temp\DeskUpdate-Install.log"

Change the DeskUpdate Default Installation Directory

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

FTS_DeskUpdateSetup_xxx.EXE /DIR="C:\Fujitsu\DeskUpdate" /VERYSILENT /NORESTART

Exclude the DeskUpdate Desktop Shortcut During Install

The DeskUpdate installer creates a desktop shortcut by default. If you do not want the desktop shortcut, then you can run the following command line switches to exclude it.

DeskUpdate Silent Install (EXE) with No Desktop Shortcut

FTS_DeskUpdateSetup_xxx.EXE /VERYSILENT /NORESTART /MERGETASKS=!checkdesktopicon

Exclude the DeskUpdate Start Menu Shortcut During Install

The DeskUpdate installer creates a start menu shortcut by default. If you do not want the start menu shortcut, then you can run the following command line switches to exclude it.

DeskUpdate Silent Install (EXE) with No Start Menu Shortcut

FTS_DeskUpdateSetup_xxx.EXE /VERYSILENT /NORESTART /MERGETASKS=!checkstartmenu

Suppress the DeskUpdate Terms and Conditions Pop-up

  • Open an Elevated Command Prompt by Right-Clicking on Command Prompt and select Run as Administrator
  • Enter the following command:
REG ADD "HKCU\Software\Fujitsu\DeskUpdate" /v TermsOfServiceAccepted /t REG_DWORD /d 1 /f

How to Uninstall Fujitsu DeskUpdate Silently

Check out the Fujitsu DeskUpdate 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:

DeskUpdate Silent Uninstall (EXE) on 32-bit System

"%ProgramFiles%\Fujitsu\DeskUpdate\unins000.exe" /VERYSILENT /NORESTART

DeskUpdate Silent Uninstall (EXE) on 64-bit System

"%ProgramFiles(x86)%\Fujitsu\DeskUpdate\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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