LINQPad Silent Install (How-To Guide)


LINQPad is a software utility targeted at .NET Framework development. It is used to interactively query SQL databases, as well as interactively writing C# code without the need for an IDE. This article will serve as an informative guide and give you a clear understanding of how to perform a silent installation of LINQPad from the command line using the EXE installer.

How to Install LINQPad Silently

LINQPad 6 Silent Install (EXE)

  1. Download the LINQPad 6 Installer
  2. Download the file 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: LINQPad6Setup.exe /VERYSILENT /NORESTART
  6. Press Enter

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

Software Title:LINQPad 6
Vendor:Joseph Albahari
Version:6
Architecture:x64
Installer Type:EXE
Silent Install Switch:LINQPad6Setup.exe /VERYSILENT /NORESTART
Silent Uninstall Switch:"%ProgramFiles%\LINQPad6\unins000.exe" /VERYSILENT /NORESTART
Download Link:https://www.linqpad.net/Download.aspx

LINQPad 5 Silent Install (EXE)

  1. Download the LINQPad 5 Installer
  2. Download the file 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: LINQPad5Setup.exe /VERYSILENT /NORESTART
  6. Press Enter

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

Software Title:LINQPad 5
Vendor:Joseph Albahari
Version:5
Architecture:x86
Installer Type:EXE
Silent Install Switch:LINQPad5Setup.exe /VERYSILENT /NORESTART
Silent Uninstall Switch (32-bit System)"%ProgramFiles%\LINQPad5\unins000.exe" /VERYSILENT /NORESTART
Silent Uninstall Switch (64-bit System)"%ProgramFiles(x86)%\LINQPad5\unins000.exe" /VERYSILENT /NORESTART
Download Link:https://www.linqpad.net/Download.aspx

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 LINQPad installers offer 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.

LINQPad 6 Silent Install with Logging

LINQPad6Setup.exe /VERYSILENT /NORESTART /LOG="%WINDIR%\Temp\LINQPad6-Install.log"

LINQPad 5 Silent Install with Logging

LINQPad5Setup.exe /VERYSILENT /NORESTART /LOG="%WINDIR%\Temp\LINQPad5-Install.log"

Exclude Desktop Shortcut During Install

The LINQPad installer includes a desktop shortcut by default. If you don’t want the desktop shortcut included during installation, then you can run the following command line switch.

LINQPad 6 Silent Install without Desktop Shortcut

LINQPad6Setup.exe /VERYSILENT /NORESTART /MERGETASKS=!desktopicon

LINQPad 5 Silent Install without Desktop Shortcut

LINQPad5Setup.exe /VERYSILENT /NORESTART /MERGETASKS=!desktopicon

Change Default Installation Directory

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

LINQPad6Setup.exe /DIR="C:\LINQPad" /VERYSILENT /NORESTART
LINQPad5Setup.exe /DIR="C:\LINQPad" /VERYSILENT /NORESTART

How to Uninstall LINQPad 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:

LINQPad 6 Silent Uninstall on 64-bit Systems

"%ProgramFiles%\LINQPad6\unins000.exe" /VERYSILENT /NORESTART

LINQPad 5 Silent Uninstall on 32-bit Systems

"%ProgramFiles%\LINQPad5\unins000.exe" /VERYSILENT /NORESTART

LINQPad 5 Silent Uninstall on 64-bit Systems

"%ProgramFiles(x86)%\LINQPad5\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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