Microsoft Silverlight Silent Install (How-To Guide)


Microsoft Silverlight is an application framework for writing and running rich Internet applications. This article will serve as an informative guide and give you a clear understanding of how to perform a silent installation of Microsoft Silverlight from the command line using the EXE installer.

How to Install Silverlight Silently

Silverlight Silent Install 32-bit (EXE)

  1. Download the Silverlight 32-bit Installer
  2. Download the file 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: Silverlight.exe /q
  6. Press Enter

After a minute or so you should see the Microsoft Silverlight shortcut in the Start Menu, Installation Directory, and Programs and Features in the Control Panel.

Software Title:Microsoft Silverlight (32-bit)
Vendor:Microsoft Corporation
Version:5.1.50918.0
Architecture:x86
Installer Type:EXE
Silent Install Switch:Silverlight.exe /q
Silent Uninstall Switch:Silverlight.exe /qu
Download Link:https://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkId=229320
PowerShell Script:https://silentinstallhq.com/microsoft-silverlight-install-and-uninstall-powershell/

Silverlight Silent Install 64-bit (EXE)

  1. Download the Silverlight 64-bit Installer
  2. Download the file 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: Silverlight_x64.exe /q
  6. Press Enter

After a minute or so you should see the Microsoft Silverlight shortcut in the Start Menu, Installation Directory, and Programs and Features in the Control Panel.

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Software Title:Microsoft Silverlight (64-bit)
Vendor:Microsoft Corporation
Version:5.1.50918.0
Architecture:x64
Installer Type:EXE
Silent Install Switch:Silverlight_x64.exe /q
Silent Uninstall Switch:Silverlight_x64.exe /qu
Download Link:https://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkID=229321
PowerShell Script:https://silentinstallhq.com/microsoft-silverlight-install-and-uninstall-powershell/

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

Turn Off DRM Playback Prompt

By default, DRM Playback is set to prompt on first use. This command line switch turns off the first use prompt allowing DRM Playback without requiring any end-user intervention.

Silverlight (32-bit) Silent Install with DRM Prompt Turned Off

Silverlight.exe /q /doNotRequireDRMPrompt

Silverlight (64-bit) Silent Install with DRM Prompt Turned Off

Silverlight_x64.exe /q /doNotRequireDRMPrompt

Ignore Warnings During Silent Install

This command line switch will ensure that non-fatal warnings will not be reflected in the quiet installer return code.

Silverlight (32-bit) Silent Install with Ignore Warnings Enabled

Silverlight.exe /q /ignorewarnings

Silverlight (64-bit) Silent Install with Ignore Warnings Enabled

Silverlight_x64.exe /q /ignorewarnings

Disable Auto Update

Silverlight (32-bit) Silent Install with Auto Updates Disabled

Silverlight.exe /q /noupdate
REG ADD "HKLM\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Silverlight" /v UpdateConsentMode /t REG_DWORD /d 0 /f
REG ADD "HKLM\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Silverlight" /v UpdateMode /t REG_DWORD /d 2 /f
REG ADD "HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Silverlight" /v UpdateMode /t REG_DWORD /d 2 /f

Silverlight (64-bit) Silent Install with Auto Updates Disabled

Silverlight_x64.exe /q /noupdate
REG ADD "HKLM\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Silverlight" /v UpdateConsentMode /t REG_DWORD /d 0 /f
REG ADD "HKLM\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Silverlight" /v UpdateMode /t REG_DWORD /d 2 /f
REG ADD "HKLM\SOFTWARE\Wow6432Node\Microsoft\Silverlight" /v UpdateConsentMode /t REG_DWORD /d 0 /f
REG ADD "HKLM\SOFTWARE\Wow6432Node\Microsoft\Silverlight" /v UpdateMode /t REG_DWORD /d 2 /f
REG ADD "HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Silverlight" /v UpdateMode /t REG_DWORD /d 2 /f


How to Uninstall Silverlight Silently

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

Silverlight (32-bit) Silent Uninstall

Silverlight.exe /qu

Silverlight (64-bit) Silent Uninstall

Silverlight_x64.exe /qu

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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