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 7 Silent Install (EXE)

  1. Navigate to: https://www.linqpad.net/GetFile.aspx?LINQPad7Setup.exe
  2. Download the LINQPad7Setup.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: LINQPad7Setup.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 7
Vendor:Joseph Albahari
Version:7.x
Architecture:x64
Installer Type:EXE
Silent Install Switch:LINQPad7Setup.exe /VERYSILENT /NORESTART
Silent Uninstall Switch:"%ProgramFiles%\LINQPad7\unins000.exe" /VERYSILENT /NORESTART
Download Link:https://www.linqpad.net/Download.aspx
PowerShell Script:https://silentinstallhq.com/linqpad-install-and-uninstall-powershell/
Detection Script:https://silentinstallhq.com/create-a-custom-detection-script-for-linqpad-powershell/

LINQPad 6 Silent Install (EXE)

  1. Navigate to: https://www.linqpad.net/GetFile.aspx?LINQPad6Setup.exe
  2. Download the LINQPad6Setup.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: 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.x
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/GetFile.aspx?LINQPad6Setup.exe
PowerShell Script:https://silentinstallhq.com/linqpad-install-and-uninstall-powershell/
Detection Script:https://silentinstallhq.com/create-a-custom-detection-script-for-linqpad-powershell/

LINQPad 5 Silent Install (EXE)

  1. Navigate to: https://www.linqpad.net/GetFile.aspx?LINQPad5Setup.exe
  2. Download the LINQPad5Setup.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: 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.x
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
PowerShell Script:https://silentinstallhq.com/linqpad-install-and-uninstall-powershell/
Detection Script:https://silentinstallhq.com/create-a-custom-detection-script-for-linqpad-powershell/

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.

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Additional Configurations

Create a LINQPad 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 7 Silent Install (EXE) with Logging

LINQPad7Setup.exe /VERYSILENT /NORESTART /LOG="%WINDIR%\Temp\LINQPad7-Install.log"

LINQPad 6 Silent Install (EXE) with Logging

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

LINQPad 5 Silent Install (EXE) with Logging

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

Exclude the LINQPad 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 7 Silent Install (EXE) with No Desktop Shortcut

LINQPad7Setup.exe /VERYSILENT /NORESTART /MERGETASKS=!desktopicon

LINQPad 6 Silent Install (EXE) with No Desktop Shortcut

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

LINQPad 5 Silent Install (EXE) with No Desktop Shortcut

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

Change the LINQPad 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”

LINQPad7Setup.exe /DIR="C:\LINQPad" /VERYSILENT /NORESTART
LINQPad6Setup.exe /DIR="C:\LINQPad" /VERYSILENT /NORESTART
LINQPad5Setup.exe /DIR="C:\LINQPad" /VERYSILENT /NORESTART

How to Uninstall LINQPad Silently

Check out the following posts for a scripted solution:

LINQPad Install and Uninstall (PowerShell)
LINQPad Silent Uninstall (PowerShell)
  • Open an Elevated Command Prompt by Right-Clicking on Command Prompt and select Run as Administrator
  • Enter one of the following commands:

LINQPad 7 Silent Uninstall (EXE)

"%ProgramFiles%\LINQPad7\unins000.exe" /VERYSILENT /NORESTART

LINQPad 6 Silent Uninstall (EXE)

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

LINQPad 5 Silent Uninstall (EXE) on 32-bit Systems

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

LINQPad 5 Silent Uninstall (EXE) 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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