Google Hangouts Chat Silent Install (How-To Guide)

Google Hangouts Chat is a cross-platform instant messaging service developed by Google. This article will serve as an informative guide and give you a clear understanding of how to perform a silent installation of Google Hangouts Chat from the command line using the MSI installer.

How to Install Google Hangouts Chat Silently

Google Hangouts Chat Silent Install (MSI)

  1. Navigate to:
  2. Download the InstallHangoutsChat.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 InstallHangoutsChat.msi /qn
  6. Press Enter

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

Software Title:Hangouts Chat
Vendor:Google Inc.
Installer Type:MSI
Silent Install Switch:MsiExec.exe /i InstallHangoutsChat.msi /qn
Silent Uninstall Switch:MsiExec.exe /x InstallHangoutsChat.msi /qn
Repair Command:MsiExec.exe /fa InstallHangoutsChat.msi /qn
Download Link:
PowerShell Script:
Detection Script:

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 Hangouts Chat Installation Log File

The Google Hangouts Chat 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.

Google Hangouts Chat Silent Install with Logging (MSI)

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

How to Uninstall Google Hangouts Chat Silently

Check out the following posts for a scripted solution:

Google Hangouts Chat Install and Uninstall (PowerShell)
Google Hangouts Chat Silent Uninstall (PowerShell)
  1. Open an Elevated Command Prompt by Right-Clicking on Command Prompt and select Run as Administrator
  2. Enter the following command:

Google Hangouts Chat Silent Uninstall (MSI)

MsiExec.exe /x InstallHangoutsChat.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.

Jason Bergner

I am an accomplished Software Engineer at Patch My PC, leveraging more than 18 years of hands-on experience in Configuration Manager administration and application packaging. I am driven by a genuine passion for solving complex problems and consistently strive to discover innovative and effective solutions. Sharing my extensive knowledge of application deployments is a true joy for me, and I am honored to contribute to the community here at Silent Install HQ.

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