Marble Silent Install (How-To Guide)


Marble is a virtual globe application which allows the user to choose among the Earth, the Moon, Venus, Mars and other planets to display as a 3-D model. This article will serve as an informative guide and give you a clear understanding of how to perform a silent installation of Marble from the command line using the EXE installer.

How to Install Marble Silently

Marble 32-bit

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Silent Install (EXE)

  1. Download the Marble 32-bit 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:
    • Marble-setup_x.x.x_x86.exe /VERYSILENT /NORESTART
  6. Press Enter

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

Software Title:Marble 32-bit
Vendor:KDE
Architecture:x86
Installer Type:EXE
Silent Install Switch:Marble-setup_x.x.x_x86.exe /VERYSILENT /NORESTART
Silent Uninstall Switch (32-bit System)"%ProgramFiles%\Marble\unins000.exe" /VERYSILENT /NORESTART
Silent Uninstall Switch (64-bit System)"%ProgramFiles(x86)%\Marble\unins000.exe" /VERYSILENT /NORESTART
Download Link:https://files.kde.org/marble/downloads/windows/

Marble 64-bit Silent Install (EXE)

  1. Download the Marble 64-bit 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:
    • Marble-setup_x.x.x_x64.exe /VERYSILENT /NORESTART
  6. Press Enter

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

Software Title:Marble 64-bit
Vendor:KDE
Architecture:x64
Installer Type:EXE
Silent Install Switch:Marble-setup_x.x.x_x64.exe /VERYSILENT /NORESTART
Silent Uninstall Switch:"%ProgramFiles%\Marble\unins000.exe" /VERYSILENT /NORESTART
Download Link:https://files.kde.org/marble/downloads/windows/

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 Marble 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.

Marble 32-bit Silent Install (EXE) with Logging

Marble-setup_x.x.x_x86.exe /VERYSILENT /NORESTART /LOG="%WINDIR%\Temp\Marblex86-Install.log"

Marble 64-bit Silent Install (EXE) with Logging

Marble-setup_x.x.x_x64.exe /VERYSILENT /NORESTART /LOG="%WINDIR%\Temp\Marblex64-Install.log"

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 Marble to “C:\Marble”

Marble 32-bit (EXE)

Marble-setup_x.x.x_x86.exe /DIR="C:\Marble" /VERYSILENT /NORESTART

Marble 64-bit (EXE)

Marble-setup_x.x.x_x64.exe /DIR="C:\Marble" /VERYSILENT /NORESTART

Include Desktop Shortcut During Install

The Marble 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.

Marble 32-bit Silent Install with Desktop Shortcut

Marble-setup_x.x.x_x86.exe /VERYSILENT /NORESTART /MERGETASKS=desktopicon

Marble 64-bit Silent Install with Desktop Shortcut

Marble-setup_x.x.x_x64.exe /VERYSILENT /NORESTART /MERGETASKS=desktopicon

How to Uninstall Marble 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:

Marble 32-bit Silent Uninstall (EXE) on 32-bit System

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

Marble 32-bit Silent Uninstall (EXE) on 64-bit System

"%ProgramFiles(x86)%\Marble\unins000.exe" /VERYSILENT /NORESTART

Marble 64-bit Silent Uninstall (EXE) on 64-bit System

"%ProgramFiles%\Marble\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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