Microsoft Azure Storage AzCopy Silent Install (How-To Guide)

Microsoft Azure Storage AzCopy is a command-line utility designed for copying data to/from Microsoft Azure Blob, File, and Table storage, using simple commands designed for optimal performance. This article will serve as an informative guide and give you a clear understanding of how to perform a silent installation of Microsoft Azure Storage AzCopy from the command line using the MSI installer.

How to Install Microsoft Azure Storage AzCopy Silently

Microsoft Azure Storage AzCopy Silent Install (MSI)

  1. Navigate to:
  2. Download the MicrosoftAzureStorageAzCopy_netcore_x64.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 MicrosoftAzureStorageAzCopy_netcore_x64.msi /qn
  6. Press Enter

After a few moments you will find Microsoft Azure Storage AzCopy entries in the Installation Directory and Programs and Features in the Control Panel.

Software Title:Microsoft Azure Storage AzCopy
Vendor:Microsoft Corporation
Installer Type:MSI
Silent Install Switch:MsiExec.exe /i MicrosoftAzureStorageAzCopy_netcore_x64.msi /qn
Silent Uninstall Switch:MsiExec.exe /x MicrosoftAzureStorageAzCopy_netcore_x64.msi /qn
Repair Command:MsiExec.exe /fa MicrosoftAzureStorageAzCopy_netcore_x64.msi /qn
Download Link:
PowerShell Script:

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 Microsoft Azure Storage AzCopy 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.

Microsoft Azure Storage AzCopy Silent Install with Logging (MSI)

MsiExec.exe /i MicrosoftAzureStorageAzCopy_netcore_x64.msi /qn /L*v "%WINDIR%\Temp\AzCopy-Install.log"

How to Uninstall Microsoft Azure Storage AzCopy Silently

Check out the Microsoft Azure Storage AzCopy 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:

Microsoft Azure Storage AzCopy Silent Uninstall (MSI)

MsiExec.exe /x MicrosoftAzureStorageAzCopy_netcore_x64.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.

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