Jackett Silent Install (How-To Guide)

Jackett works as a proxy server: it translates queries from apps (Sonarr, Radarr, SickRage, CouchPotato, Mylar, etc) into tracker-site-specific http queries, parses the html response, then sends results back to the requesting software. This article will serve as an informative guide and give you a clear understanding of how to perform a silent installation of Jackett from the command line using the EXE installer.

How to Install Jackett Silently

Jackett Silent Install (EXE)

  1. Navigate to: https://github.com/Jackett/Jackett/releases/latest
  2. Download the Jackett.Installer.Windows.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: Jackett.Installer.Windows.exe /VERYSILENT /NORESTART
  6. Press Enter

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

Software Title:Jackett
Installer Type:EXE
Silent Install Switch:Jackett.Installer.Windows.exe /VERYSILENT /NORESTART
Silent Uninstall Switch:"%ProgramData%\Jackett\unins000.exe" /VERYSILENT /NORESTART
Download Link:https://github.com/Jackett/Jackett/releases/latest

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 Jackett 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.

Jackett Silent Install (EXE) with Logging

Jackett.Installer.Windows.exe /VERYSILENT /NORESTART /LOG="%WINDIR%\Temp\Jackett-Install.log"

Include Desktop Shortcut During Install

The Jackett installer does not create a desktop shortcut by default. If you want the desktop shortcut, then you can run the following command line switches to include it.

Jackett Silent Install (EXE) with Desktop Shortcut

Jackett.Installer.Windows.exe /VERYSILENT /NORESTART /MERGETASKS=desktopicon

How to Uninstall Jackett Silently

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

Jackett Silent Uninstall (EXE)

"%ProgramData%\Jackett\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.

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