Google Ads Editor Silent Install (How-To Guide)


Google Ads Editor is a no-cost, downloadable application that lets you work offline and make bulk changes quickly, and easily. This article will serve as an informative guide and give you a clear understanding of how to perform a silent installation of Google Ads Editor from the command line using both the EXE & MSI installers.

How to Install Google Ads Editor Silently

Google Ads Editor Silent Install (EXE)

  1. Navigate to: https://ads.google.com/home/tools/ads-editor/
  2. Download the GoogleAdsEditorSetup.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: GoogleAdsEditorSetup.exe /silent /install
  6. Press Enter

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

Software Title:Google Ads Editor
Vendor:Google
Architecture:x86
Installer Type:EXE
Silent Install Switch:GoogleAdsEditorSetup.exe /silent /install
Silent Uninstall Switch:MsiExec.exe /x {XXXXXXXX-XXXX-XXXX-XXXX-XXXXXXXXXXXX} /qn
Download Link:https://ads.google.com/home/tools/ads-editor/
PowerShell Script:https://silentinstallhq.com/google-ads-editor-install-and-uninstall-powershell/

Google Ads Editor Silent Install (MSI)

  1. Navigate to: https://dl.google.com/adwords_editor/google_ads_editor.msi
  2. Download the google_ads_editor.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 google_ads_editor.msi /qn
  6. Press Enter

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

Software Title:Google Ads Editor
Vendor:Google
Architecture:x86
Installer Type:MSI
Silent Install Switch:MsiExec.exe /i google_ads_editor.msi /qn
Silent Uninstall Switch:MsiExec.exe /x google_ads_editor.msi /qn
Repair Command:MsiExec.exe /fa google_ads_editor.msi /qn
Download Link:https://dl.google.com/adwords_editor/google_ads_editor.msi
PowerShell Script:https://silentinstallhq.com/google-ads-editor-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 Google Ads Editor Installation Log File

The Google Ads Editor MSI 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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Google Ads Editor Silent Install (MSI) with Logging

MsiExec.exe /i google_ads_editor.msi /qn /L*v "%WINDIR%\Temp\GoogleAdsEditor-Install.log"

Install Google Ad Editor for All Users

  • Navigate to: https://dl.google.com/adwords_editor/google_ads_editor.msi
  • Download the google_ads_editor.msi to a folder created at (C:\Downloads)
  • Download & Install InstEd or your favorite MSI Editor
  • Right-Click on the google_ads_editor.msi and select InstEd It!
  • Select Transform-> New Transform
  • Name the file google_ads_editor.mst and Save it to C:\Downloads
  • Under the Directory Table, Right-Click in the right pane & select Add Row
Field NameValue
DirectoryProgramFilesFolder
Directory_ParentTARGETDIR
DefaultDir.
  • Under the Directory Table, Change the Directory_Parent value for PARENT_DIR from LocalAppDataFolder to ProgramFilesFolder
Field NameValue
DirectoryPARENT_DIR
Directory_ParentProgramFilesFolder
DefaultDirGoogle
  • Under the Directory Table, Right-Click the LocalAppDataFolder Directory entry & select Delete Row
  • Under the Property Table, Right-Click in the right pane & select Add Row
Field NameValue
ALLUSERS1
  • Under the Shortcut Table, Right-Click the UninstallProduct shortcut & select Delete Row
  • Go to File-> Save-> Click OK
  • Close InstEd
  • Open an Elevated Command Prompt by Right-Clicking on Command Prompt and select Run as Administrator
  • Navigate to the C:\Downloads folder
  • Enter the following command:
MsiExec.exe /i google_ads_editor.msi TRANSFORMS=google_ads_editor.mst /qn

Suppress the Google Terms of Service Prompt

  • Open Notepad or your favorite text editor
  • Add the following lines:
[General]
acceptedTermsVersion=2
  • Save the file to C:\Downloads\ and name it: Google-AdWords-Editor.ini
  • Open an Elevated Command Prompt by Right-Clicking on Command Prompt and select Run as Administrator
  • Navigate to the C:\Downloads\ folder
  • Enter the following command to copy the Google-AdWords-Editor.ini to “C:\Users\%Username%\AppData\Roaming\Google”:
xcopy /y ".\Google-AdWords-Editor.ini" "%AppData%\Google\"

How to Uninstall Google Ads Editor Silently

Check out the Google Ads Editor 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:
VersionGoogle Ads Editor Silent Uninstall String
14.0.3.0MsiExec.exe /x {9ABFB5F0-CCA8-11EC-B44F-E04F43E69459} /qn
14.0.2.0MsiExec.exe /x {960C56AE-AAE0-11EC-B452-DC4A3E998CF6} /qn
13.8.2.0MsiExec.exe /x {BD8B9D40-4659-11EC-9DAF-DC4A3E998CF6} /qn
13.2.4.0MsiExec.exe /x {F7A0263C-9459-4A49-BDD5-AA35E1C35151} /qn
13.1.7.0MsiExec.exe /x {CE39810F-CF4C-11E9-8EB0-DC4A3E998CF6} /qn
13.0.4.0MsiExec.exe /x {3A618EE1-5BAE-11E9-9BB8-DC4A3E998CF6} /qn
12.3.3.0MsiExec.exe /x {C5614EF0-5555-11E8-9B61-480FCF5D6515} /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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