IsoBuster Silent Install (How-To Guide)

IsoBuster is a data recovery computer program by Smart Projects. This article will serve as an informative guide and give you a clear understanding of how to perform a silent installation of IsoBuster from the command line using the EXE installer.

How to Install IsoBuster Silently

IsoBuster Silent Install (EXE)

  1. Navigate to:
  2. Download the isobuster_install.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: isobuster_install.exe /VERYSILENT /NORESTART
  6. Press Enter

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

Software Title:IsoBuster
Vendor:Smart Projects
Installer Type:EXE
Silent Install Switch:isobuster_install.exe /VERYSILENT /NORESTART
Silent Uninstall Switch (32-bit System)"%ProgramFiles%\Smart Projects\IsoBuster\Uninst\unins000.exe" /VERYSILENT /NORESTART
Silent Uninstall Switch (64-bit System)"%ProgramFiles(x86)%\Smart Projects\IsoBuster\Uninst\unins000.exe" /VERYSILENT /NORESTART
Download Link:
PowerShell Script:

The information above provides a quick overview of the software title, vendor, silent install, and silent uninstall switches. The download link provided take you directly to the vendors website. Continue reading if you are interested in additional details and configurations.

Additional Configurations

Create an IsoBuster Installation Log File

The IsoBuster 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.

IsoBuster Silent Install with Logging

isobuster_install.exe /VERYSILENT /NORESTART /LOG="%WINDIR%\Temp\IsoBuster-Install.log"

Include the IsoBuster Desktop Shortcut During Install

The IsoBuster installer does NOT include a desktop shortcut by default. If you want the desktop shortcut included during installation, then you can run the following command line switch.

IsoBuster Silent Install with Desktop Shortcut

isobuster_install.exe /VERYSILENT /NORESTART /MERGETASKS=desktopicon

Change the IsoBuster Default Installation Directory

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

isobuster_install.exe /DIR="C:\IsoBuster" /VERYSILENT /NORESTART

How to Uninstall IsoBuster Silently

Check out the IsoBuster Install and Uninstall (PowerShell) post for a scripted solution.

  1. Open an Elevated Command Prompt by Right-Clicking on Command Prompt and select Run as Administrator
  2. Enter one of the following commands:

IsoBuster Silent Uninstall (EXE) on 32-bit System

"%ProgramFiles%\Smart Projects\IsoBuster\Uninst\unins000.exe" /VERYSILENT /NORESTART

IsoBuster Silent Uninstall (EXE) on 64-bit System

"%ProgramFiles(x86)%\Smart Projects\IsoBuster\Uninst\unins000.exe" /VERYSILENT /NORESTART

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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