Log Parser Silent Install (How-To Guide)


Log Parser is a powerful, versatile tool that provides universal query access to text-based data such as log files, XML files and CSV files, as well as key data sources on the Windows operating system such as the Event Log, the Registry, the File System, and Active Directory. This article will serve as an informative guide and give you a clear understanding of how to perform a silent installation of Log Parser from the command line using the MSI installer.

How to Install Log Parser Silently

Log Parser 2.2 Silent Install (MSI)

  1. Navigate to:
  2. Download the MSI 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: MsiExec.exe /i LogParser.msi /qn
  6. Press Enter

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

Software Title:Log Parser 2.2
Vendor:Microsoft Corporation
Version:2.2.10
Architecture:x86
Installer Type:MSI
Silent Install Switch:MsiExec.exe /i LogParser.msi /qn
Silent Uninstall Switch:MsiExec.exe /x {4AC23178-EEBC-4BAF-8CC0-AB15C8897AC9} /qn
Repair Command:MsiExec.exe /fa {4AC23178-EEBC-4BAF-8CC0-AB15C8897AC9} /qn
Download Link:https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/download/details.aspx?id=24659

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 Log Parser 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.

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Log Parser Silent Install (MSI) with Logging

MsiExec.exe /i LogParser.msi /qn /L*v "%WINDIR%\Temp\LogParser-Install.log"

How to Uninstall Log Parser 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:

Log Parser Silent Uninstall (MSI)

MsiExec.exe /x {4AC23178-EEBC-4BAF-8CC0-AB15C8897AC9} /qn

Log Parser Silent Uninstall (MSI) with Logging

MsiExec.exe /x {4AC23178-EEBC-4BAF-8CC0-AB15C8897AC9} /qn /L*v "%WINDIR%\Temp\LogParser-Uninstall.log"

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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