Google Backup and Sync Silent Install (How-To Guide)


Google Backup and Sync is an application that backs up files and photos safely in Google Drive and Google Photos, so they’re no longer trapped on your computer and other devices. This article will serve as an informative guide and give you a clear understanding of how to perform a silent installation of Google Backup and Sync from the command line using the MSI installer.

How to Install Google Backup and Sync Silently

Google Backup and Sync 32-bit Silent Install (MSI)

  1. Navigate to https://dl.google.com/drive/gsync_enterprise.msi
  2. Download the gsync_enterprise.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 gsync_enterprise.msi ALLUSERS=1 REBOOT=ReallySuppress /qn
  6. Press Enter
Wondershare UBackit- Just a overview
Wondershare UBackit- Just a overview

After a few moments you should see the Google Drive Desktop Shortcuts appear. You will also find entries in the Start Menu, Installation Directory, and Programs and Features in the Control Panel.

Software Title:Google Backup and Sync
Vendor:Google, Inc.
Architecture:x86
Installer Type:MSI
Silent Install Switch:MsiExec.exe /i gsync_enterprise.msi ALLUSERS=1 REBOOT=ReallySuppress /qn
Silent Uninstall Switch:MsiExec.exe /x gsync_enterprise.msi REBOOT=ReallySuppress /qn
Repair Command:MsiExec.exe /fa gsync_enterprise.msi REBOOT=ReallySuppress /qn
Download Link:https://dl.google.com/drive/gsync_enterprise.msi

Google Backup and Sync 64-bit Silent Install (MSI)

  1. Navigate to https://dl.google.com/drive/gsync_enterprise64.msi
  2. Download the gsync_enterprise64.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 gsync_enterprise64.msi ALLUSERS=1 REBOOT=ReallySuppress /qn
  6. Press Enter

After a few moments you should see the Google Drive Desktop Shortcuts appear. You will also find entries in the Start Menu, Installation Directory, and Programs and Features in the Control Panel.

Software Title:Google Backup and Sync
Vendor:Google, Inc.
Architecture:x64
Installer Type:MSI
Silent Install Switch:MsiExec.exe /i gsync_enterprise64.msi ALLUSERS=1 REBOOT=ReallySuppress /qn
Silent Uninstall Switch:MsiExec.exe /x gsync_enterprise64.msi REBOOT=ReallySuppress /qn
Repair Command:MsiExec.exe /fa gsync_enterprise64.msi REBOOT=ReallySuppress /qn
Download Link:https://dl.google.com/drive/gsync_enterprise64.msi

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 Google Backup and Sync 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.

Google Backup and Sync 32-bit Silent Install (MSI) with Logging

MsiExec.exe /i gsync_enterprise.msi ALLUSERS=1 REBOOT=ReallySuppress /qn /L*v "%WINDIR%\Temp\GoogleBackupSync-Install.log"

Google Backup and Sync 64-bit Silent Install (MSI) with Logging

MsiExec.exe /i gsync_enterprise64.msi ALLUSERS=1 REBOOT=ReallySuppress /qn /L*v "%WINDIR%\Temp\GoogleBackupSync64-Install.log"

Exclude Desktop Shortcuts During Install

The Google Backup and Sync installer creates desktop shortcuts by default. If you do not want the desktop shortcuts, then you can follow these steps to exclude them.

  1. Download & Install InstEd or your favorite MSI Editor
  2. Right-Click on the gsync_enterprise.msi and select InstEd It!
  3. Select Transform-> New Transform
  4. Name the file gsync_enterprise.mst and Save it to C:\Downloads
  5. Under the Shortcut Table:
    • Right-Click the GoogleSlidesDesktopShortcut & select Delete Row
    • Right-Click the GoogleSheetsDesktopShortcut & select Delete Row
    • Right-Click the GoogleDocsDesktopShortcut & select Delete Row
  6. Go to File-> Save-> Click OK
  7. Close InstEd
  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:
    • MsiExec.exe /i gsync_enterprise.msi TRANSFORMS=gsync_enterprise.mst /qn
  11. Press Enter

How to Uninstall Google Backup and Sync 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:

Google Backup and Sync 32-bit Silent Uninstall (MSI)

MsiExec.exe /x gsync_enterprise.msi REBOOT=ReallySuppress /qn

Google Backup and Sync 64-bit Silent Uninstall (MSI)

MsiExec.exe /x gsync_enterprise64.msi REBOOT=ReallySuppress /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.

Recent Posts