Go Programming Language Silent Install (How-To Guide)


Go is an open source programming language that makes it easy to build simple, reliable, and efficient software. This article will serve as an informative guide and give you a clear understanding of how to perform a silent installation of the Go Programming Language from the command line using the MSI installer.

How to Install the Go Programming Language Silently

Go Programming Language Silent Install (MSI)

  1. Navigate to: https://golang.org/dl/
  2. Download the gox.y.z.windows-amd64.msi 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: MsiExec.exe /i gox.y.z.windows-amd64.msi /qn
  6. Press Enter

After a few moments you will find Go Programming Language entries in the Installation Directory and Programs and Features in the Control Panel.

Software Title:Go Programming Language
Vendor:https://golang.org
Architecture:x64
Installer Type:MSI
Silent Install Switch:MsiExec.exe /i gox.y.z.windows-amd64.msi /qn
Silent Uninstall Switch:MsiExec.exe /x gox.y.z.windows-amd64.msi /qn
Repair Command:MsiExec.exe /fa gox.y.z.windows-amd64.msi /qn
Download Link:https://golang.org/dl/
PowerShell Script:https://silentinstallhq.com/go-programming-language-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 an Installation Log File

The Go Programming Language 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.

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Go Programming Language Silent Install with Logging (MSI)

MsiExec.exe /i gox.y.z.windows-amd64.msi /qn /L*v "%WINDIR%\Temp\GO-Install.log"

How to Uninstall the Go Programming Language Silently

Check out the Go Programming Language 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 command:

Go Programming Language Silent Uninstall (MSI)

MsiExec.exe /x gox.y.z.windows-amd64.msi /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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