Microsoft R Open Silent Install (How-To Guide)

Microsoft R Open is the enhanced distribution of R from Microsoft Corporation. It is a complete open source platform for statistical analysis and data science. This article will serve as an informative guide and give you a clear understanding of how to perform a silent installation of Microsoft R Open from the command line using the EXE installer.

How to Install Microsoft R Open Silently

Microsoft R Open Silent Install (EXE)

  1. Navigate to:
  2. Select the Windows Download
  3. Download & Copy the microsoft-r-open-x.y.z.exe to a folder created at (C:\Downloads)
  4. Open an Elevated Command Prompt by Right-Clicking on Command Prompt and select Run as Administrator
  5. Navigate to the C:\Downloads folder
  6. Enter the following command: microsoft-r-open-x.y.z.exe /install /quiet /norestart
  7. Press Enter

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

Software Title:Microsoft R Open
Vendor:Microsoft Corporation
Installer Type:EXE
Silent Install Switch:microsoft-r-open-x.y.z.exe /install /quiet /norestart
Silent Uninstall Switch:microsoft-r-open-x.y.z.exe /uninstall /quiet /norestart
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 a Microsoft R Open Installation Log File

The Microsoft R Open installer offers the option to generate a log file during installation to assist with troubleshooting should any problems arise. You can use the following command to create a verbose log file with details about the installation.

Microsoft R Open Silent Install (EXE) with Logging

microsoft-r-open-x.y.z.exe /install /quiet /norestart /log "%WINDIR%\Temp\ROpen-Install.log"

How to Uninstall Microsoft R Open Silently

Check out the Microsoft R Open 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 one of the following commands:

Microsoft R Open Silent Uninstall (EXE)

microsoft-r-open-x.y.z.exe /uninstall /quiet /norestart

Microsoft R Open Silent Uninstall (EXE) with Logging

microsoft-r-open-x.y.z.exe /uninstall /quiet /norestart /log "%WINDIR%\Temp\ROpen-Uninstall.log"

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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