Lenovo Dock Manager Silent Install (How-To Guide)

The Lenovo Dock Manager is an advanced solution that automatically manages docking, as well as providing firmware updates, device queries, and analytics on all Lenovo Smart Docks. This article will serve as an informative guide and give you a clear understanding of how to perform a silent installation of the Lenovo Dock Manager from the command line using the EXE installer.

How to Install the Lenovo Dock Manager Silently

Lenovo Dock Manager Silent Install (EXE)

  1. Navigate to: https://support.lenovo.com/us/en/solutions/ht037099#dm
  2. Expand Lenovo Dock Manager section
  3. Download the dockmanagersetup_w.x.y.z.exe 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: dockmanagersetup_w.x.y.z.exe /VERYSILENT /NORESTART
  7. Press Enter

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

Software Title:Lenovo Dock Manager
Installer Type:EXE
Silent Install Switch:dockmanagersetup_w.x.y.z.exe /VERYSILENT /NORESTART
Silent Uninstall Switch:"%ProgramFiles%\Lenovo\Dock Manager\unins000.exe" /VERYSILENT /NORESTART
Download Link:https://support.lenovo.com/us/en/solutions/ht037099#dm
PowerShell Script:https://silentinstallhq.com/lenovo-dock-manager-install-and-uninstall-powershell/
Detection Script:https://silentinstallhq.com/create-a-custom-detection-script-for-lenovo-dock-manager-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 a Lenovo Dock Manager Installation Log File

The Lenovo Dock Manager 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.

Lenovo Dock Manager Silent Install (EXE) with Logging

dockmanagersetup_w.x.y.z.exe /VERYSILENT /NORESTART /LOG="%WINDIR%\Temp\LenovoDockManager-Install.log"

Change the Lenovo Dock Manager Default Installation Directory

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

dockmanagersetup_w.x.y.z.exe /DIR="C:\Lenovo\Dock Manager" /VERYSILENT /NORESTART

Include the Lenovo Dock Manager Desktop Shortcut During Install

The Lenovo Dock Manager 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.

Lenovo Dock Manager Silent Install (EXE) with Desktop Shortcut

dockmanagersetup_w.x.y.z.exe /VERYSILENT /NORESTART /MERGETASKS=desktopicon

How to Uninstall the Lenovo Dock Manager Silently

Check out the following posts for a scripted solution:

Lenovo Dock Manager Install and Uninstall (PowerShell)
Lenovo Dock Manager 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:

Lenovo Dock Manager Silent Uninstall (EXE)

"%ProgramFiles%\Lenovo\Dock Manager\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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