ISTP CDF Skeleton Editor (SKTEditor) Silent Install (How-To Guide)


The SKTEditor is a simple graphical user interface (GUI) application for creating and editing International Solar-Terrestrial Physics (ISTP)/Interagency Consultative Group (IACG) guideline compliant skeleton Common Data Format (CDF) files. This article will serve as an informative guide and give you a clear understanding of how to perform a silent installation of the SKTEditor from the command line using the MSI installer.

How to Install the ISTP CDF Skeleton Editor (SKTEditor) Silently

SKTEditor Silent Install (MSI)

  1. Navigate to: https://spdf.gsfc.nasa.gov/skteditor/
  2. Download the skteditor-x.y.z.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 skteditor-x.y.z.msi INSTALLDIR="%ProgramFiles%\skteditor" ALLUSERS=1 /qn

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

Software Title:skteditor
Vendor:NASA/SPDF
Architecture:x86_x64
Installer Type:MSI
Silent Install Switch:MsiExec.exe /i skteditor-x.y.z.msi INSTALLDIR="%ProgramFiles%\skteditor" ALLUSERS=1 /qn
Silent Uninstall Switch:MsiExec.exe /x skteditor-x.y.z.msi /qn
Repair Command:MsiExec.exe /fa skteditor-x.y.z.msi /qn
Download Link:https://spdf.gsfc.nasa.gov/skteditor/
PowerShell Script:https://silentinstallhq.com/istp-cdf-skeleton-editor-skteditor-install-and-uninstall-powershell/
Detection Script:https://silentinstallhq.com/create-a-custom-detection-script-for-istp-cdf-skeleton-editor-skteditor-powershell/

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 ISTP CDF Skeleton Editor (SKTEditor) Installation Log File

The ISTP CDF Skeleton Editor (SKTEditor) 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.

ISTP CDF Skeleton Editor (SKTEditor) Silent Install with Logging

MsiExec.exe /i skteditor-x.y.z.msi INSTALLDIR="%ProgramFiles%\skteditor" ALLUSERS=1 /qn /L*v "%WINDIR%\Temp\skteditor-Install.log"

How to Uninstall the ISTP CDF Skeleton Editor (SKTEditor) Silently

Check out the following posts for a scripted solution.

ISTP CDF Skeleton Editor (SKTEditor) Install and Uninstall (PowerShell)
ISTP CDF Skeleton Editor (SKTEditor) Silent Uninstall (PowerShell)
  1. Open an Elevated Command Prompt by Right-Clicking on Command Prompt and select Run as Administrator
  2. Enter the following command:
VersionISTP CDF Skeleton Editor (SKTEditor) Silent Uninstall String
1.3.4MsiExec.exe /x {211485A7-6211-3C83-A0C8-51487CF342DB} /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.

Recent Posts