Git Extensions Silent Install (How-To Guide)


Git Extensions is a graphical user interface for Git that allows you to control Git without using the command line. This article will serve as an informative guide and give you a clear understanding of how to perform a silent installation of Git Extensions from the command line using the MSI installer.

How to Install Git Extensions Silently

Git Extensions Silent Install (MSI)

  1. Navigate to: http://gitextensions.github.io/
  2. Download the GitExtensions-x.y.z.msi to C:\Downloads
  3. Follow the Git Silent Install (How-To Guide) first, then…
  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 GitExtensions-x.y.z.msi /qn
  7. Press Enter

After a few moments you will find Git Extensions entries in the Installation Directory and Programs and Features in the Control Panel.

Software Title:Git Extensions
Vendor:Git Extensions Team
Architecture:x86_x64
Installer Type:MSI
Silent Install Switch:MsiExec.exe /i GitExtensions-x.y.z.msi /qn
Silent Uninstall Switch:MsiExec.exe /x GitExtensions-x.y.z.msi /qn
Repair Command:MsiExec.exe /fa GitExtensions-x.y.z.msi /qn
Download Link:http://gitextensions.github.io/

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 an Installation Log File

The Git Extensions 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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Git Extensions Silent Install (MSI) with Logging

MsiExec.exe /i GitExtensions-x.y.z.msi /qn /L*v "%WINDIR%\Temp\GitExtensions-Install.log"

Set PuTTY as SSH Client Used by Git Extensions (Default is OpenSSH)

MsiExec.exe /i GitExtensions-x.y.z.msi SSHCLIENT=PuTTY /qn

How to Uninstall Git Extensions 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:
VersionGit Extensions Silent Uninstall String
3.5.4MsiExec.exe /x {EAF138EC-A867-442D-950D-D77C627D060D} /qn
3.5.3MsiExec.exe /x {D154CA9B-79AE-4AC8-9754-B427DBA1A41A} /qn
3.5.2MsiExec.exe /x {1D200853-D544-42C9-A6AB-BDA28BE39EC7} /qn
3.5.1MsiExec.exe /x {72FFE252-3CB2-4C14-A598-18AE70A594D9} /qn
3.5.0MsiExec.exe /x {7B6CA439-D683-4B45-893D-2C28B3271199} /qn
3.4.3MsiExec.exe /x {9DA925A7-6D52-41F8-B91E-872C0FCC2E9D} /qn
3.4.2MsiExec.exe /x {769FFEA1-53D0-4F30-81AE-7D8E03EF9C3D} /qn
3.4.1MsiExec.exe /x {FBAD705D-6D2F-46DF-8BE4-D12E25465ADC} /qn
3.3.1MsiExec.exe /x {FA461E68-A9EE-407C-8109-1E220291A93E} /qn
3.3.0MsiExec.exe /x {AAAFB542-27DE-4E57-A80A-4DEECEDC1545} /qn
3.2.1MsiExec.exe /x {14E428D0-BCA6-4FA1-9920-6512B9D661C8} /qn
3.1.1MsiExec.exe /x {7556D81D-A3AA-4F8C-8063-3019781E7D17} /qn
3.1.0MsiExec.exe /x {77DF19AE-938F-4071-8E73-D54933425658} /qn
3.0.2MsiExec.exe /x {0E3CB31B-09F3-4A74-8985-0FBB7598628E} /qn
3.00.00MsiExec.exe /x {6ED97554-FE11-4E1A-B552-81511578B0ED} /qn
2.51.05MsiExec.exe /x {964ECFC8-11E1-4C3A-B668-DFE1F4A83D5B} /qn
2.51.04MsiExec.exe /x {F203DE29-7EDF-49C9-BBD2-4FC8EC756A25} /qn
2.51.03MsiExec.exe /x {A021EC17-E60B-40A2-A219-6A3F5FF66B3F} /qn
2.51.02MsiExec.exe /x {08B89A6B-6134-4DCC-A2F0-DC5C384A6FE0} /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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