Image Composite Editor (ICE) Silent Install (How-To Guide)


Image Composite Editor (ICE) is an advanced panoramic image stitcher created by the Microsoft Research Computational Photography Group. This article will serve as an informative guide and give you a clear understanding of how to perform a silent installation of Image Composite Editor from the command line using the MSI installer.

How to Install Image Composite Editor (ICE) Silently

Image Composite Editor 32-bit Silent Install (MSI)

  1. Download the Visual C++ 2013 (x86) Runtime Libraries
  2. Download the Image Composite Editor (32 bit) Installer
  3. Download the files to a folder created at (C:\Downloads)
  4. Open an Elevated Command Prompt by Right-Clicking on Command Prompt and select Run as Administrator
  5. Navigate to the C:\Downloads folder
  6. Enter the following command:
    • vcredist_x86.exe /install /quiet /norestart
  7. Press Enter
  8. Enter the following command:
    • MsiExec.exe /i ICE-2.0.3-for-32-bit-Windows.msi /qn
  9. Press Enter

After a few moments you should see the Image Composite Editor shortcut in the Start Menu, Installation Directory, and Programs and Features in the Control Panel.

Software Title:Image Composite Editor (32bit)
Vendor:Microsoft Corporation
Version:2.0.3
Architecture:x86
Installer Type:MSI
Prerequisite Install Switch:vcredist_x86.exe /install /quiet /norestart
Silent Install Switch:MsiExec.exe /i ICE-2.0.3-for-32-bit-Windows.msi /qn
Silent Uninstall Switch:MsiExec.exe /x {B29E2C62-496A-4F4F-9ED0-239FA15E1CB8} /qn
Repair Command:MsiExec.exe /fa {B29E2C62-496A-4F4F-9ED0-239FA15E1CB8} /qn
Download Link:https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/research/product/computational-photography-applications/image-composite-editor/

Image Composite Editor 64-bit Silent Install (MSI)

  1. Download the Visual C++ 2013 (x64) Runtime Libraries
  2. Download the Image Composite Editor (64 bit) Installer
  3. Download the files to a folder created at (C:\Downloads)
  4. Open an Elevated Command Prompt by Right-Clicking on Command Prompt and select Run as Administrator
  5. Navigate to the C:\Downloads folder
  6. Enter the following command:
    • vcredist_x64.exe /install /quiet /norestart
  7. Press Enter
  8. Enter the following command:
    • MsiExec.exe /i ICE-2.0.3-for-64-bit-Windows.msi /qn
  9. Press Enter

After a few moments you should see the Image Composite Editor shortcut in the Start Menu, Installation Directory, and Programs and Features in the Control Panel.

Software Title:Image Composite Editor (64bit)
Vendor:Microsoft Corporation
Version:2.0.3
Architecture:x64
Installer Type:MSI
Prerequisite Install Switch:vcredist_x64.exe /install /quiet /norestart
Silent Install Switch:MsiExec.exe /i ICE-2.0.3-for-64-bit-Windows.msi /qn
Silent Uninstall Switch:MsiExec.exe /x {92AB5708-1AAA-4B1B-A8D5-45CF3AD77519} /qn
Repair Command:MsiExec.exe /fa {92AB5708-1AAA-4B1B-A8D5-45CF3AD77519} /qn
Download Link:https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/research/product/computational-photography-applications/image-composite-editor/

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 Image Composite Editor 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.

Image Composite Editor 32-bit Silent Install w/ Logging

MsiExec.exe /i ICE-2.0.3-for-32-bit-Windows.msi /qn /L*v "%WINDIR%\Temp\ICE-Install.log"

Image Composite Editor 64-bit Silent Install w/ Logging

MsiExec.exe /i ICE-2.0.3-for-64-bit-Windows.msi /qn /L*v "%WINDIR%\Temp\ICE-Install.log"

How to Uninstall Image Composite Editor 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:

Image Composite Editor 2.0.3 (32-bit) Silent Uninstall

MsiExec.exe /x {B29E2C62-496A-4F4F-9ED0-239FA15E1CB8} /qn

Image Composite Editor 2.0.3 (32-bit) Silent Uninstall w/ Logging

MsiExec.exe /x {B29E2C62-496A-4F4F-9ED0-239FA15E1CB8} /qn /L*v "%WINDIR%\Temp\ICE-Uninstall.log"

Image Composite Editor 2.0.3 (64-bit) Silent Uninstall

MsiExec.exe /x {92AB5708-1AAA-4B1B-A8D5-45CF3AD77519} /qn

Image Composite Editor 2.0.3 (64-bit) Silent Uninstall w/ Logging

MsiExec.exe /x {92AB5708-1AAA-4B1B-A8D5-45CF3AD77519} /qn /L*v "%WINDIR%\Temp\ICE-Uninstall.log"

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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