Microsoft SharePoint Designer 2013 Silent Install (How-To Guide)


Microsoft SharePoint Designer 2013 is the tool of choice for the rapid development of SharePoint applications. This article will serve as an informative guide and give you a clear understanding of how to perform a silent installation of Microsoft SharePoint Designer 2013 from the command line using the EXE installer.

How to Install Microsoft SharePoint Designer 2013 Silently

Microsoft SharePoint Designer 2013 (32-bit) Silent Install (EXE)

  1. Navigate to: https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/download/details.aspx?id=35491
  2. Download the sharepointdesigner_32bit.exe to a folder created at (C:\Downloads)
  3. Navigate to: https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/download/details.aspx?id=42015
  4. Download the spdsp2013-kb2817441-fullfile-x86-en-us.exe 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 command to extract the setup files:
    • sharepointdesigner_32bit.exe /extract:C:\Downloads\SharePointDesigner
  8. Press Enter
  9. Enter the following command to extract the Service Pack 1 files:
    • spdsp2013-kb2817441-fullfile-x86-en-us.exe /extract:C:\Downloads\SP1x86
  10. Press Enter
  11. Accept the EULA of the Service Pack & Click Continue
  12. Copy all files in C:\Downloads\SP1x86 to C:\Downloads\SharePointDesigner\updates
  • Open Notepad or your favorite text editor
  • Add the following lines:
<Configuration Product="SharePointDesigner">
<Display Level="none" CompletionNotice="No" SuppressModal="Yes" AcceptEula="Yes" />
<Setting Id="SETUP_REBOOT" Value="NEVER" />
</Configuration>
  • Save the file to “C:\Downloads\SharePointDesigner” and name it: SharePointDesigner.xml
  1. Open an Elevated Command Prompt by Right-Clicking on Command Prompt and select Run as Administrator
  2. Navigate to the C:\Downloads\SharePointDesigner folder
  3. Enter the following command: setup.exe /config .\SharePointDesigner.xml
  4. Press Enter

After a few moments you will find Microsoft SharePoint Designer 2013 entries in the Start Menu, Installation Directory, and Programs and Features in the Control Panel.

Software Title:Microsoft SharePoint Designer 2013
Vendor:Microsoft Corporation
Version:15.0.4569.1506
Architecture:x86
Installer Type:EXE
Silent Install Switch:setup.exe /config .\SharePointDesigner.xml
Silent Uninstall Switch:setup.exe /repair "SharePointDesigner" /config .\SharePointDesigner.xml
Repair Command:setup.exe /uninstall "SharePointDesigner" /config .\SharePointDesigner.xml
Download Link:https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/download/details.aspx?id=35491

Microsoft SharePoint Designer 2013 (64-bit) Silent Install (EXE)

  1. Navigate to: https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/download/details.aspx?id=35491
  2. Download the sharepointdesigner_64bit.exe to a folder created at (C:\Downloads)
  3. Navigate to: https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/download/details.aspx?id=42009
  4. Download the spdsp2013-kb2817441-fullfile-x64-en-us.exe 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 command to extract the setup files:
    • sharepointdesigner_64bit.exe /extract:C:\Downloads\SharePointDesigner
  8. Press Enter
  9. Enter the following command to extract the Service Pack 1 files:
    • spdsp2013-kb2817441-fullfile-x64-en-us.exe /extract:C:\Downloads\SP1x64
  10. Press Enter
  11. Accept the EULA of the Service Pack & Click Continue
  12. Copy all files in C:\Downloads\SP1x64 to C:\Downloads\SharePointDesigner\updates
  • Open Notepad or your favorite text editor
  • Add the following lines:
<Configuration Product="SharePointDesigner">
<Display Level="none" CompletionNotice="No" SuppressModal="Yes" AcceptEula="Yes" />
<Setting Id="SETUP_REBOOT" Value="NEVER" />
</Configuration>
  • Save the file to “C:\Downloads\SharePointDesigner” and name it: SharePointDesigner.xml
  1. Open an Elevated Command Prompt by Right-Clicking on Command Prompt and select Run as Administrator
  2. Navigate to the C:\Downloads\SharePointDesigner folder
  3. Enter the following command: setup.exe /config .\SharePointDesigner.xml
  4. Press Enter

After a few moments you will find Microsoft SharePoint Designer 2013 entries in the Start Menu, Installation Directory, and Programs and Features in the Control Panel.

Software Title:Microsoft SharePoint Designer 2013
Vendor:Microsoft Corporation
Version:15.0.4569.1506
Architecture:x64
Installer Type:EXE
Silent Install Switch:setup.exe /config .\SharePointDesigner.xml
Silent Uninstall Switch:setup.exe /repair "SharePointDesigner" /config .\SharePointDesigner.xml
Repair Command:setup.exe /uninstall "SharePointDesigner" /config .\SharePointDesigner.xml
Download Link:https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/download/details.aspx?id=35491

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

Customize SharePoint Designer 2013 Installation

  1. Follow the steps listed above to extract the setup files to C:\Downloads\SharePointDesigner
  2. Open an Elevated Command Prompt by Right-Clicking on Command Prompt and select Run as Administrator
  3. Navigate to the C:\Downloads\SharePointDesigner folder
  4. Enter the following command to launch the Microsoft Office Customizations Tool: setup.exe /admin
  5. Press Enter
  6. Click OK to “Create a new Setup customization file for Microsoft SharePoint Designer 2013”
  7. Select Licensing and user interface
    • Check “I accept the terms in the License Agreement”
    • Set Display Level to “None”
  8. Select Modify Setup properties
    • Click Add
    • Name: HIDEUPDATEUI
    • Value: TRUE
    • Click Add
    • Name: SETUP_REBOOT
    • Value: NEVER
  9. Select Modify user settings-> Expand Microsoft Office 2013-> Expand Privacy-> Trust Center
    • Double-Click “Disable Opt-in Wizard on first run”-> Enable-> OK
  10. Select Modify user settings-> Expand Microsoft Office 2013-> First Run
    • Double-Click “Disable First Run Movie”-> Enable-> OK
    • Double-Click “Disable Office First Run on application boot”-> Enable-> OK
  11. Select File-> Save
  12. Name the file SharePointDesigner.msp & Save to C:\Downloads\SharePointDesigner
  13. Close the Microsoft Office Customizations Tool
  14. Open an Elevated Command Prompt by Right-Clicking on Command Prompt and select Run as Administrator
  15. Navigate to the C:\Downloads\SharePointDesigner folder
  16. Enter the following command: setup.exe /adminfile .\SharePointDesigner.msp
  17. Press Enter

How to Uninstall Microsoft SharePoint Designer 2013 Silently

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

Microsoft SharePoint Designer 2013 Silent Uninstall (EXE)

setup.exe /uninstall "SharePointDesigner" /config .\SharePointDesigner.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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