LogMeIn Hamachi Silent Install (How-To Guide)

LogMeIn Hamachi is a hosted VPN service that lets you securely extend LAN-like networks to distributed teams, mobile workers and your gamer friends alike. This article will serve as an informative guide and give you a clear understanding of how to perform a silent installation of LogMeIn Hamachi from the command line using the MSI installer.

How to Install LogMeIn Hamachi Silently

LogMeIn Hamachi Silent Install (MSI)

  1. Navigate to: https://secure.logmein.com/hamachi.msi
  2. Download the hamachi.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 hamachi.msi STARTUI=0 /qn
  6. Press Enter

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

Software Title:LogMeIn Hamachi
Vendor:LogMeIn, Inc.
Installer Type:MSI
Silent Install Switch:MsiExec.exe /i hamachi.msi STARTUI=0 /qn
Silent Uninstall Switch:MsiExec.exe /x hamachi.msi /qn
Repair Command:MsiExec.exe /fa hamachi.msi /qn
Download Link:https://secure.logmein.com/hamachi.msi
PowerShell Script:https://silentinstallhq.com/logmein-hamachi-install-and-uninstall-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.

Additional Configurations

Create a LogMeIn Hamachi Installation Log File

The LogMeIn Hamachi MSI 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.

LogMeIn Hamachi Silent Install (MSI) with Logging

MsiExec.exe /i hamachi.msi STARTUI=0 /qn /L*v "%WINDIR%\Temp\Hamachi-Install.log"

Change the LogMeIn Hamachi Default Installation Directory

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

MsiExec.exe /i hamachi.msi STARTUI=0 INSTALLDIR="C:\LogMeIn Hamachi" /qn

Include the LogMeIn Hamachi Desktop Shortcut During Install

The LogMeIn Hamachi MSI 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.

LogMeIn Hamachi Silent Install (MSI) with Desktop Shortcut

MsiExec.exe /i hamachi.msi STARTUI=0 DESKTOPLINK=1 /qn

How to Uninstall LogMeIn Hamachi Silently

Check out the LogMeIn Hamachi Install and Uninstall (PowerShell) post for a scripted solution.

  1. Open an Elevated Command Prompt by Right-Clicking on Command Prompt and select Run as Administrator
  2. Enter the following command:

LogMeIn Hamachi Silent Uninstall (MSI)

MsiExec.exe /x hamachi.msi /qn

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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