IronPython Silent Install (How-To Guide)


IronPython is an open-source implementation of the Python programming language which is tightly integrated with the .NET Framework. This article will serve as an informative guide and give you a clear understanding of how to perform a silent installation of IronPython from the command line using the MSI installer.

How to Install IronPython Silently

IronPython Silent Install (MSI)

  1. Navigate to: https://ironpython.net/download/
  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 IronPython-x.y.z.msi /qn
  6. Press Enter
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After a few moments you will find IronPython entries in the Start Menu, Installation Directory, and Programs and Features in the Control Panel.

Software Title:IronPython
Vendor:IronPython Team
Architecture:x86_x64
Installer Type:MSI
Silent Install Switch:MsiExec.exe /i IronPython-x.y.z.msi /qn
Silent Uninstall Switch:MsiExec.exe /x IronPython-x.y.z.msi /qn
Repair Command:MsiExec.exe /fa IronPython-x.y.z.msi /qn
Download Link:https://ironpython.net/download/

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 IronPython 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.

IronPython Silent Install (MSI) with Logging

MsiExec.exe /i IronPython-x.y.z.msi /qn /L*v "%WINDIR%\Temp\IronPython-Install.log"

How to Uninstall IronPython 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:

IronPython Silent Uninstall (MSI)

MsiExec.exe /x IronPython-x.y.z.msi /qn

IronPython Silent Uninstall (MSI) with Logging

MsiExec.exe /x IronPython-x.y.z.msi /qn /L*v "%WINDIR%\Temp\IronPython-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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