MediaMonkey Silent Install (How-To Guide)


MediaMonkey is a digital media player and media library application for organizing and playing audio on Microsoft Windows operating systems. This article will serve as an informative guide and give you a clear understanding of how to perform a silent installation of MediaMonkey from the command line using the EXE installer.

How to Install MediaMonkey Silently

MediaMonkey 4.x Silent Install (EXE)

  1. Download the MediaMonkey 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:
    • MediaMonkey_4.x.x.x.exe /VERYSILENT /NORESTART
  6. Press Enter

After a few moments you should see the MediaMonkey shortcut in the Start Menu, Installation Directory, and Programs and Features in the Control Panel.

Software Title:MediaMonkey
Vendor:Ventis Media Inc
Version:4.x
Architecture:x86
Installer Type:EXE
Silent Install Switch:MediaMonkey_4.x.x.x.exe /VERYSILENT /NORESTART
Silent Uninstall Switch (32-bit System)"%ProgramFiles%\MediaMonkey\unins000.exe" /VERYSILENT /SUPPRESSMSGBOXES /NORESTART
Silent Uninstall Switch (64-bit System)"%ProgramFiles(x86)%\MediaMonkey\unins000.exe" /VERYSILENT /SUPPRESSMSGBOXES /NORESTART
Download Link:https://www.mediamonkey.com/MediaMonkey_Setup.exe

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 MediaMonkey 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.

MediaMonkey 4.x Silent Install (EXE) with Logging

MediaMonkey_4.x.x.x.exe /VERYSILENT /NORESTART /LOG="%WINDIR%\Temp\MediaMonkey-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 MediaMonkey to “C:\MediaMonkey”

MediaMonkey_4.x.x.x.exe /DIR="C:\MediaMonkey" /VERYSILENT /NORESTART

Disable MediaMonkey Themes During Install

MediaMonkey 4.x Silent Install (EXE) with Themes Disabled

MediaMonkey_4.x.x.x.exe /VERYSILENT /NORESTART /MERGETASKS=!enablethemes

Suppress the End User License Agreement (EULA) Dialog Box

MediaMonkey presents the user with a End User License Agreement (EULA) dialog box after launching the application for the first time. You can bypass the EULA dialog box by performing the following steps.

  • Open Notepad or your favorite text editor
  • Add the following lines:
[System]
ShowEULA=0
  • Save the file and name it: MediaMonkey.ini
  • Follow the “How to Install MediaMonkey Silently” steps mentioned earlier in the article
  • Copy and overwrite the existing MediaMonkey.ini file located here: “%AppData%\MediaMonkey”

How to Uninstall MediaMonkey 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:

MediaMonkey Silent Uninstall (EXE) on 32-bit System

"%ProgramFiles%\MediaMonkey\unins000.exe" /VERYSILENT /SUPPRESSMSGBOXES /NORESTART

MediaMonkey Silent Uninstall (EXE) on 64-bit System

"%ProgramFiles(x86)%\MediaMonkey\unins000.exe" /VERYSILENT /SUPPRESSMSGBOXES /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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