Microsoft Access 2013 Runtime Silent Install (How-To Guide)


The Microsoft Access 2013 Runtime enables you to distribute Access 2013 applications to users who do not have the full version of Access 2013 installed on their computers. This article will serve as an informative guide and give you a clear understanding of how to perform a silent installation of Microsoft Access 2013 Runtime from the command line using the EXE installer.

How to Install Microsoft Access 2013 Runtime Silently

Microsoft Access 2013 Runtime (32-bit) Silent Install (EXE)

  1. Navigate to: https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/download/details.aspx?id=39358
  2. Download the AccessRuntime_x86_en-us.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 to extract the setup files:
    • AccessRuntime_x86_en-us.exe /extract:C:\Downloads\AccessRTx86
  6. Press Enter
  • Open Notepad or your favorite text editor
  • Add the following lines:
<Configuration Product="AccessRT">
<Display Level="none" CompletionNotice="No" SuppressModal="Yes" AcceptEula="Yes" />
<Setting Id="SETUP_REBOOT" Value="NEVER" />
</Configuration>
  • Save the file to “C:\Downloads\AccessRTx86” and name it: Access2013RT.xml
  1. Open an Elevated Command Prompt by Right-Clicking on Command Prompt and select Run as Administrator
  2. Navigate to the C:\Downloads\AccessRTx86 folder
  3. Enter the following command: setup.exe /config .\Access2013RT.xml
  4. Press Enter

After a few moments you will find Microsoft Access 2013 Runtime entries in the Installation Directory and Programs and Features in the Control Panel.

Software Title:Microsoft Access 2013 Runtime
Vendor:Microsoft Corporation
Version:15.0.4569.1506
Architecture:x86
Installer Type:EXE
Silent Install Switch:setup.exe /config .\Access2013RT.xml
Silent Uninstall Switch:setup.exe /uninstall "AccessRT" /config .\Access2013RT.xml
Repair Command:setup.exe /repair "AccessRT" /config .\Access2013RT.xml
Download Link:https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/download/details.aspx?id=39358

Microsoft Access 2013 Runtime (64-bit) Silent Install (EXE)

  1. Navigate to: https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/download/details.aspx?id=39358
  2. Download the AccessRuntime_x64_en-us.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 to extract the setup files:
    • AccessRuntime_x64_en-us.exe /extract:C:\Downloads\AccessRTx64
  6. Press Enter
  • Open Notepad or your favorite text editor
  • Add the following lines:
<Configuration Product="AccessRT">
<Display Level="none" CompletionNotice="No" SuppressModal="Yes" AcceptEula="Yes" />
<Setting Id="SETUP_REBOOT" Value="NEVER" />
</Configuration>
  • Save the file to “C:\Downloads\AccessRTx64” and name it: Access2013RT.xml
  1. Open an Elevated Command Prompt by Right-Clicking on Command Prompt and select Run as Administrator
  2. Navigate to the C:\Downloads\AccessRTx64 folder
  3. Enter the following command: setup.exe /config .\Access2013RT.xml
  4. Press Enter

After a few moments you will find Microsoft Access 2013 Runtime entries in the Installation Directory and Programs and Features in the Control Panel.

Software Title:Microsoft Access 2013 Runtime
Vendor:Microsoft Corporation
Version:15.0.4569.1506
Architecture:x64
Installer Type:EXE
Silent Install Switch:setup.exe /config .\Access2013RT.xml
Silent Uninstall Switch:setup.exe /uninstall "AccessRT" /config .\Access2013RT.xml
Repair Command:setup.exe /repair "AccessRT" /config .\Access2013RT.xml
Download Link:https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/download/details.aspx?id=39358

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 Microsoft Access 2013 Runtime 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.

  • Open the Access2013RT.xml file mentioned earlier in the article
  • Add the Logging Type line as follows:
<Configuration Product="AccessRT">
<Display Level="none" CompletionNotice="No" SuppressModal="Yes" AcceptEula="Yes" />
<Logging Type="Verbose" Path="%WINDIR%\Temp" Template="Access2013RT-Setup.log" />
<Setting Id="SETUP_REBOOT" Value="NEVER" />
</Configuration>
  • Save the changes to the Access2013RT.xml file
  • Follow the remaining “How to Install Microsoft Access 2013 Runtime Silently” steps mentioned earlier in the article

How to Uninstall Microsoft Access 2013 Runtime Silently

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

Microsoft Access 2013 Runtime Silent Uninstall (EXE)

setup.exe /uninstall "AccessRT" /config .\Access2013RT.xml

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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