Microsoft Report Viewer 2012 Runtime Silent Install (How-To Guide)


The Microsoft Report Viewer 2012 Runtime redistributable package, includes controls for viewing reports designed using Microsoft reporting technology. This article will serve as an informative guide and give you a clear understanding of how to perform a silent installation of the Microsoft Report Viewer 2012 Runtime from the command line using the MSI installer.

How to Install the Microsoft Report Viewer 2012 Runtime Silently

Microsoft Report Viewer 2012 Runtime Silent Install (MSI)

  1. Navigate to: https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/download/details.aspx?id=35747
  2. Download the ReportViewer.msi to a folder created at (C:\Downloads)
  3. Navigate to: https://download.microsoft.com/download/F/3/C/F3C64941-22A0-47E9-BC9B-1A19B4CA3E88/ENU/x86/SQLSysClrTypes.msi
  4. Download the SQLSysClrTypes.msi to a folder created at (C:\Downloads)
  5. Open an Elevated Command Prompt by Right-Clicking on Command Prompt and select Run as Administrator
  6. Navigate to the C:\Downloads folder
  7. Enter the following commands:
MsiExec.exe /i SQLSysClrTypes.msi /qn
MsiExec.exe /i ReportViewer.msi /qn
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After a few moments you will find Microsoft Report Viewer 2012 Runtime entries in the Installation Directory and Programs and Features in the Control Panel.

Software Title:Microsoft Report Viewer 2012 Runtime
Vendor:Microsoft Corporation
Version:11.1.3452.0
Architecture:x86
Installer Type:MSI
Silent Install Switch: (Step1)MsiExec.exe /i SQLSysClrTypes.msi /qn
Silent Install Switch: (Step2)MsiExec.exe /i ReportViewer.msi /qn
Silent Uninstall Switch:MsiExec.exe /x {C58378BC-0B7B-474E-855C-9D02E5E75D71} /qn
Repair Command:MsiExec.exe /fa {C58378BC-0B7B-474E-855C-9D02E5E75D71} /qn
Download Link:https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/download/details.aspx?id=35747
PowerShell Script:https://silentinstallhq.com/microsoft-report-viewer-2012-runtime-install-and-uninstall-powershell/
Detection Script:https://silentinstallhq.com/create-a-custom-detection-script-for-microsoft-report-viewer-2012-runtime-powershell/

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 Report Viewer 2012 Runtime Installation Log File

The Microsoft Report Viewer 2012 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.

Microsoft Report Viewer 2012 Runtime Silent Install with Logging (MSI)

MsiExec.exe /i SQLSysClrTypes.msi /qn /L*v "%WINDIR%\Temp\SQLSysClrTypes-Install.log"
MsiExec.exe /i ReportViewer.msi /qn /L*v "%WINDIR%\Temp\ReportViewer2012RT-Install.log"

How to Uninstall the Microsoft Report Viewer 2012 Runtime Silently

Check out the Microsoft Report Viewer 2012 Runtime 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 Report Viewer 2012 Runtime Silent Uninstall (MSI)

MsiExec.exe /x {C58378BC-0B7B-474E-855C-9D02E5E75D71} /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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