LEGO MINDSTORMS Education EV3 Silent Install (How-To Guide)


LEGO MINDSTORMS Education EV3 is a hands-on, cross-curricular solution that engages and challenges high school students to practice their STEM and robotics skills in a ‘near real-world’ environment. This article will serve as an informative guide and give you a clear understanding of how to perform a silent installation of LEGO MINDSTORMS Education EV3 from the command line using both the MSI & EXE installers.

How to Install LEGO MINDSTORMS Education EV3 Silently

LEGO MINDSTORMS Education EV3 Classroom Silent Install (MSI)

  1. Navigate to: https://education.lego.com/en-us/downloads/mindstorms-ev3/software
  2. Select Windows 10 from the dropdown list & Click Download Installer
  3. Download the MSI to a folder created at (C:\Downloads)
  4. Open an Elevated Command Prompt by Right-Clicking on Command Prompt and select Run as Administrator
  5. Navigate to the C:\Downloads folder
  6. Enter the following command:
    • MsiExec.exe /i EV3_Classroom_Windows_x.y.z_Global.msi /qn
  7. Press Enter

After a few moments you should see the EV3 Classroom Desktop Shortcut appear. You will also find entries in the Start Menu, Installation Directory, and Programs and Features in the Control Panel.

Software Title:LEGO MINDSTORMS Education EV3 Classroom
Vendor:LEGO System A/S
Architecture:x86_x64
Installer Type:MSI
Silent Install Switch:MsiExec.exe /i EV3_Classroom_Windows_x.y.z_Global.msi /qn
Silent Uninstall Switch:MsiExec.exe /x EV3_Classroom_Windows_x.y.z_Global.msi /qn
Repair Command:MsiExec.exe /fa EV3_Classroom_Windows_x.y.z_Global.msi /qn
Download Link:https://education.lego.com/en-us/downloads/mindstorms-ev3/software

LEGO MINDSTORMS Education EV3 Student Edition Silent Install (EXE)

  1. Navigate to: https://education.lego.com/en-us/downloads/retiredproducts/mindstorms-ev3-lab/software
  2. Select Windows (7,8.1,10) from the dropdown list
  3. Download the EXE to a folder created at (C:\Downloads)
  4. Extract the contents of the EXE to C:\Downloads\LEGO MINDSTORMS Education EV3\ with 7-Zip
  5. Open an Elevated Command Prompt by Right-Clicking on Command Prompt and select Run as Administrator
  6. Navigate to C:\Downloads\LEGO MINDSTORMS Education EV3\
  7. Enter the following command:
    • setup.exe /q /AcceptLicenses yes /r:n
  8. Press Enter

After a few minutes you should see the LEGO MINDSTORMS Education EV3 Desktop Shortcut appear. You will also find entries in the Start Menu, Installation Directory, and Programs and Features in the Control Panel.

Lego Mindstorms Ev3 -The R3PTAR
Lego Mindstorms Ev3 -The R3PTAR
Software Title:LEGO MINDSTORMS Education EV3 (Student Edition)
Vendor:LEGO System A/S
Version:v. 1.4.5
Architecture:32-bit
Installer Type:EXE
Silent Install Switch:setup.exe /q /AcceptLicenses yes /r:n
Silent Uninstall Switch (32-bit System)"%ProgramFiles%\National Instruments\Shared\NIUninstaller\uninst.exe" /CompanyEnum LEGO_SW /qb /x all
Silent Uninstall Switch (64-bit System)"%ProgramFiles(x86)%\National Instruments\Shared\NIUninstaller\uninst.exe" /CompanyEnum LEGO_SW /qb /x all
Download Link:https://education.lego.com/en-us/downloads/retiredproducts/mindstorms-ev3-lab/software

LEGO MINDSTORMS Education EV3 Teacher Edition Silent Install (EXE)

  1. Navigate to: https://education.lego.com/en-us/downloads/retiredproducts/mindstorms-ev3-lab/software
  2. Select Windows (7,8.1,10) from the dropdown list
  3. Download the EXE to a folder created at (C:\Downloads)
  4. Extract the contents of the EXE to C:\Downloads\LEGO MINDSTORMS Education EV3\ with 7-Zip
  • Open Notepad or your favorite text editor
  • Add the following lines:
  • Note: The BOLD numbers below MUST match the version you are installing
[Features]
LEGO_EV3_EDU_Feature.EV3.EDU.145=Local
EV3_EDU_Mode.EV3.EDU.MODE.145=Local

[Directories]
LEGO_EV3_EDU_Feature.EV3.EDU.145=
  • Save the file and name it: EV3.txt
  • Copy the EV3.txt file to C:\Downloads\LEGO MINDSTORMS Education EV3\
  1. Open an Elevated Command Prompt by Right-Clicking on Command Prompt and select Run as Administrator
  2. Navigate to C:\Downloads\LEGO MINDSTORMS Education EV3\
  3. Enter the following command:
    • setup.exe .\EV3.txt /q /AcceptLicenses yes /r:n
  4. Press Enter

After a few minutes you should see the LEGO MINDSTORMS Education EV3 Desktop Shortcut appear. You will also find entries in the Start Menu, Installation Directory, and Programs and Features in the Control Panel.

Software Title:LEGO MINDSTORMS Education EV3 (Teacher Edition)
Vendor:LEGO System A/S
Version:v. 1.4.5
Architecture:32-bit
Installer Type:EXE
Silent Install Switch:setup.exe .\EV3.txt /q /AcceptLicenses yes /r:n
Silent Uninstall Switch (32-bit System)"%ProgramFiles%\National Instruments\Shared\NIUninstaller\uninst.exe" /CompanyEnum LEGO_SW /qb /x all
Silent Uninstall Switch (64-bit System)"%ProgramFiles(x86)%\National Instruments\Shared\NIUninstaller\uninst.exe" /CompanyEnum LEGO_SW /qb /x all
Download Link:https://education.lego.com/en-us/downloads/retiredproducts/mindstorms-ev3-lab/software

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 Installation Log File

The LEGO MINDSTORMS Education EV3 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.

LEGO MINDSTORMS Education EV3 Classroom Silent Install w/ Logging

MsiExec.exe /i EV3_Classroom_Windows_x.y.z_Global.msi /qn /L*v "%WINDIR%\Temp\EV3_Classroom-Install.log"

LEGO MINDSTORMS Education EV3 Student Edition Silent Install w/ Logging

setup.exe /q /AcceptLicenses yes /r:n /log "%WINDIR%\Temp\LEGO_MINDSTORMS-Install.log"

LEGO MINDSTORMS Education EV3 Teacher Edition Silent Install w/ Logging

setup.exe .\EV3.txt /q /AcceptLicenses yes /r:n /log "%WINDIR%\Temp\LEGO_MINDSTORMS-Install.log"

How to Uninstall LEGO MINDSTORMS Education EV3 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:

LEGO MINDSTORMS Education EV3 Silent Uninstall (MSI)

MsiExec.exe /x EV3_Classroom_Windows_x.y.z_Global.msi /qn

LEGO MINDSTORMS Education EV3 Silent Uninstall (EXE) on 32-bit System

"%ProgramFiles%\National Instruments\Shared\NIUninstaller\uninst.exe" /CompanyEnum LEGO_SW /qb /x all

LEGO MINDSTORMS Education EV3 Silent Uninstall (EXE) on 64-bit System

"%ProgramFiles(x86)%\National Instruments\Shared\NIUninstaller\uninst.exe" /CompanyEnum LEGO_SW /qb /x all

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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