HipChat Silent Install (How-To Guide)


HipChat is a web service for internal private online chat and instant messaging. As well as one-on-one and group/topic chat, it also features cloud-based file storage, video calling, searchable message-history and inline-image viewing. This article will serve as an informative guide and give you a clear understanding of how to perform a silent installation of HipChat from the command line using both the EXE & MSI installers.

How to Install HipChat Silently

HipChat Silent Install (EXE)

  1. Navigate to: https://atlassian.jfrog.io/atlassian/libqt-hipchat/
  2. Download the 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: HipChat-4.x.y.z.exe /VERYSILENT /NORESTART
  6. Press Enter
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After a few moments you should see the HipChat Desktop Shortcut appear. You will also find entries in the Start Menu, Installation Directory, and Programs and Features in the Control Panel.

Software Title:HipChat
Vendor:Atlassian Inc
Architecture:x86
Installer Type:EXE
Silent Install Switch:HipChat-4.x.y.z.exe /VERYSILENT /NORESTART
Silent Uninstall Switch (32-bit System)"%ProgramFiles%\Atlassian\HipChat4\unins000.exe" /VERYSILENT /NORESTART
Silent Uninstall Switch (64-bit System)"%ProgramFiles(x86)%\Atlassian\HipChat4\unins000.exe" /VERYSILENT /NORESTART
Download Link:https://atlassian.jfrog.io/atlassian/libqt-hipchat/

HipChat Silent Install (MSI)

  1. Navigate to: https://atlassian.jfrog.io/atlassian/libqt-hipchat/
  2. Download the 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 HipChat-4.x.y.z-win32.msi ALLUSERS=1 LAUNCHHIPONEXIT=”” /qn
  6. Press Enter

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

Software Title:HipChat
Vendor:Atlassian Inc
Architecture:x86
Installer Type:MSI
Silent Install Switch:MsiExec.exe /i HipChat-4.x.y.z-win32.msi ALLUSERS=1 LAUNCHHIPONEXIT="" /qn
Silent Uninstall Switch:MsiExec.exe /x HipChat-4.x.y.z-win32.msi /qn
Repair Command:MsiExec.exe /fa HipChat-4.x.y.z-win32.msi /qn
Download Link:https://atlassian.jfrog.io/atlassian/libqt-hipchat/

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 HipChat 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.

HipChat Silent Install (EXE) with Logging

HipChat-4.x.y.z.exe /VERYSILENT /NORESTART /LOG="%WINDIR%\Temp\HipChat-Install.log"

HipChat Silent Install (MSI) with Logging

MsiExec.exe /i HipChat-4.x.y.z-win32.msi ALLUSERS=1 LAUNCHHIPONEXIT="" /qn /L*v "%WINDIR%\Temp\HipChat-Install.log"

Change Default Installation Directory

You can also change the default installation directory by using the following command line parameters. In this example, I’m installing HipChat to “C:\Atlassian\HipChat4”

HipChat-4.x.y.z.exe /DIR="C:\Atlassian\HipChat4" /VERYSILENT /NORESTART

Exclude Desktop Shortcut During Install

The HipChat EXE installer creates a desktop shortcut by default. If you do not want the desktop shortcut, then you can run the following command line switches to exclude it.

HipChat Silent Install (EXE) with No Desktop Shortcut

HipChat-4.x.y.z.exe /VERYSILENT /NORESTART /MERGETASKS=!desktopicon

Disable Check for Update

By default, the HipChat EXE installer will automatically check for updates. If you want to disable the automatic check for updates setting you can follow these steps.

  • Follow the “How to Install HipChat Silently” steps mentioned earlier in the article
  • Open Windows PowerShell by Right-Clicking on Windows PowerShell and selecting Run as Administrator
  • Enter one of the following commands:

HipChat on 32-bit System

(Get-Content "C:\Program Files\Atlassian\HipChat4\config.ini") | ForEach-Object { $_ -replace "check_for_EXE_updates=true" , "check_for_EXE_updates=false" } | Set-Content "C:\Program Files\Atlassian\HipChat4\config.ini"

HipChat on 64-bit System

(Get-Content "C:\Program Files (x86)\Atlassian\HipChat4\config.ini") | ForEach-Object { $_ -replace "check_for_EXE_updates=true" , "check_for_EXE_updates=false" } | Set-Content "C:\Program Files (x86)\Atlassian\HipChat4\config.ini"

How to Uninstall HipChat 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:

HipChat Silent Uninstall (EXE) on 32-bit System

"%ProgramFiles%\Atlassian\HipChat4\unins000.exe" /VERYSILENT /NORESTART

HipChat Silent Uninstall (EXE) on 64-bit System

"%ProgramFiles(x86)%\Atlassian\HipChat4\unins000.exe" /VERYSILENT /NORESTART

HipChat 4.30.3.1665 Silent Uninstall (MSI)

MsiExec.exe /x {463827E4-25B8-4EE1-BE0A-D2D8C0F88F95} /qn

HipChat 4.30.1.1663 Silent Uninstall (MSI)

MsiExec.exe /x {55A91BCC-33D5-4D08-8299-5D9A0648CE65} /qn

HipChat 4.29.5.1662 Silent Uninstall (MSI)

MsiExec.exe /x {F09F26D3-5FB0-4239-9725-4E3C4B436C61} /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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