iSpy Silent Install (How-To Guide)


iSpy is open source camera security software that provides security, surveillance, motion detection, online access and remote control. This article will serve as an informative guide and give you a clear understanding of how to perform a silent installation of iSpy from the command line using the EXE installer.

How to Install iSpy Silently

iSpy 32-bit Silent Install (EXE)

  1. Download the iSpy 32-bit Zip File
  2. Download the zip file to a folder created at (C:\Downloads)
  3. Extract the Zip file using Windows PowerShell by Right-Clicking on Windows PowerShell and selecting Run as Administrator
  4. Enter the following command:
    • Expand-Archive -Path 'C:\Downloads\iSpy_7_2_1_0.zip' -DestinationPath 'C:\Downloads'
  5. Open an Elevated Command Prompt by Right-Clicking on Command Prompt and select Run as Administrator
  6. Navigate to the C:\Downloads folder
  7. Enter the following command:
    • iSpySetup.exe /install /quiet /norestart
  8. Press Enter
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After a few moments you should see the iSpy Desktop Shortcut appear. You will also find entries in the Start Menu, Installation Directory, and Programs and Features in the Control Panel.

Software Title:iSpy 32-bit
Vendor:DeveloperInABox
Version:7.2.1.0
Architecture:x86
Installer Type:EXE
Silent Install Switch:iSpySetup.exe /install /quiet /norestart
Silent Uninstall Switch:iSpySetup.exe /uninstall /quiet /norestart
Repair Command:iSpySetup.exe /repair /quiet /norestart
Download Link:https://ispyfiles.azureedge.net/downloads/iSpy_7_2_1_0.zip

iSpy 64-bit Silent Install (EXE)

  1. Download the iSpy 64-bit Zip File
  2. Download the zip file to a folder created at (C:\Downloads)
  3. Extract the Zip file using Windows PowerShell by Right-Clicking on Windows PowerShell and selecting Run as Administrator
  4. Enter the following command:
    • Expand-Archive -Path 'C:\Downloads\iSpy64_7_2_1_0.zip' -DestinationPath 'C:\Downloads'
  5. Open an Elevated Command Prompt by Right-Clicking on Command Prompt and select Run as Administrator
  6. Navigate to the C:\Downloads folder
  7. Enter the following command:
    • iSpySetup.exe /install /quiet /norestart
  8. Press Enter

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

Software Title:iSpy 64-bit
Vendor:DeveloperInABox
Version:7.2.1.0
Architecture:x64
Installer Type:EXE
Silent Install Switch:iSpySetup.exe /install /quiet /norestart
Silent Uninstall Switch:iSpySetup.exe /uninstall /quiet /norestart
Repair Command:iSpySetup.exe /repair /quiet /norestart
Download Link:https://ispyfiles.azureedge.net/downloads/iSpy64_7_2_1_0.zip

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 iSpy 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.

iSpy Silent Install (EXE) with Logging

iSpySetup.exe /install /quiet /norestart /log "%WINDIR%\Temp\iSpy-Install.log"

Suppress the Getting Started Dialog Box

iSpy presents the user with a Getting Started dialog box after launching the application for the first time. You can bypass the Getting Started dialog box by performing the following steps.

  • Follow the “How to Install iSpy 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:

iSpy 32-bit on 32-bit System

(Get-Content "C:\Program Files\iSpy\XML\config.xml") | ForEach-Object { $_ -replace "Enabled_ShowGettingStarted>true</Enabled_ShowGettingStarted" , "Enabled_ShowGettingStarted>false</Enabled_ShowGettingStarted" } | Set-Content "C:\Program Files\iSpy\XML\config.xml"

iSpy 32-bit on 64-bit System

(Get-Content "C:\Program Files (x86)\iSpy\XML\config.xml") | ForEach-Object { $_ -replace "Enabled_ShowGettingStarted>true</Enabled_ShowGettingStarted" , "Enabled_ShowGettingStarted>false</Enabled_ShowGettingStarted" } | Set-Content "C:\Program Files (x86)\iSpy\XML\config.xml"

iSpy 64-bit on 64-bit System

(Get-Content "C:\Program Files\iSpy\XML\config.xml") | ForEach-Object { $_ -replace "Enabled_ShowGettingStarted>true</Enabled_ShowGettingStarted" , "Enabled_ShowGettingStarted>false</Enabled_ShowGettingStarted" } | Set-Content "C:\Program Files\iSpy\XML\config.xml"

Disable iSpy Auto Updates Check

By default, iSpy 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 iSpy 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:

iSpy 32-bit on 32-bit System

(Get-Content "C:\Program Files\iSpy\XML\config.xml") | ForEach-Object { $_ -replace "Enable_Update_Check>true</Enable_Update_Check" , "Enable_Update_Check>false</Enable_Update_Check" } | Set-Content "C:\Program Files\iSpy\XML\config.xml"

iSpy 32-bit on 64-bit System

(Get-Content "C:\Program Files (x86)\iSpy\XML\config.xml") | ForEach-Object { $_ -replace "Enable_Update_Check>true</Enable_Update_Check" , "Enable_Update_Check>false</Enable_Update_Check" } | Set-Content "C:\Program Files (x86)\iSpy\XML\config.xml"

iSpy 64-bit on 64-bit System

(Get-Content "C:\Program Files\iSpy\XML\config.xml") | ForEach-Object { $_ -replace "Enable_Update_Check>true</Enable_Update_Check" , "Enable_Update_Check>false</Enable_Update_Check" } | Set-Content "C:\Program Files\iSpy\XML\config.xml"

How to Uninstall iSpy 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:

iSpy Silent Uninstall (EXE)

iSpySetup.exe /uninstall /quiet /norestart

iSpy Silent Uninstall (EXE) with Logging

iSpySetup.exe /uninstall /quiet /norestart /log "%WINDIR%\Temp\iSpy-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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