Gitter Silent Install (How-To Guide)


Gitter is a chat and networking platform that helps to manage, grow and connect communities through messaging, content and discovery. This article will serve as an informative guide and give you a clear understanding of how to perform a silent installation of Gitter from the command line using the EXE installer.

How to Install Gitter Silently

Gitter Silent Install (EXE)

  1. Navigate to: https://gitter.im/apps
  2. Select the Windows download
  3. Download the GitterSetup-x.y.z.exe to a folder created at (C:\Downloads)
  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: GitterSetup-x.y.z.exe /VERYSILENT /NORESTART
  7. Press Enter

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

Software Title:Gitter
Vendor:Troupe Technology Limited
Architecture:x86
Installer Type:EXE
Silent Install Switch:GitterSetup-x.y.z.exe /VERYSILENT /NORESTART
Silent Uninstall Switch:"%LocalAppData%\Programs\GitterUninstaller\unins000.exe" /VERYSILENT /NORESTART
Download Link:https://gitter.im/apps
PowerShell Script:https://silentinstallhq.com/gitter-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 Gitter Installation Log File

The Gitter 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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Gitter Silent Install (EXE) with Logging

GitterSetup-x.y.z.exe /VERYSILENT /NORESTART /LOG="%WINDIR%\Temp\Gitter-Install.log"

Change the Gitter Default Installation Directory

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

GitterSetup-x.y.z.exe /DIR="C:\Gitter" /VERYSILENT /NORESTART

Include the Gitter Desktop Shortcut During Install

The Gitter 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.

Gitter Silent Install (EXE) with Desktop Shortcut

GitterSetup-x.y.z.exe /VERYSILENT /NORESTART /MERGETASKS=desktopicon

How to Uninstall Gitter Silently

Check out the Gitter 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 the following set of commands:

Gitter Silent Uninstall (EXE)

TASKKILL /F /IM Gitter.exe
"%LocalAppData%\Programs\GitterUninstaller\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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