Microsoft SQL Server 2014 Report Builder Silent Install (How-To Guide)


Microsoft SQL Server 2014 Report Builder provides a productive report-authoring environment for IT professionals and power users. It supports the full capabilities of SQL Server 2014 Reporting Services. This article will serve as an informative guide and give you a clear understanding of how to perform a silent installation of Microsoft SQL Server 2014 Report Builder from the command line using the MSI installer.

How to Install Microsoft SQL Server 2014 Report Builder Silently

Microsoft SQL Server 2014 Report Builder Silent Install (MSI)

  1. Navigate to: https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/download/details.aspx?id=42301
  2. Download the ReportBuilder3.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 ReportBuilder3.msi /qn
  6. Press Enter

After a few moments you should will find SQL Server Report Builder 3 entries in the Start Menu, Installation Directory, and Programs and Features in the Control Panel.

Software Title:SQL Server 2014 Report Builder
Vendor:Microsoft Corporation
Version:12.0.2000.8
Architecture:x86
Installer Type:MSI
Silent Install Switch:MsiExec.exe /i ReportBuilder3.msi /qn
Silent Uninstall Switch:MsiExec.exe /x {35D2D56F-52DD-4463-95B4-A73FE6FA7C28} /qn
Repair Command:MsiExec.exe /fa {35D2D56F-52DD-4463-95B4-A73FE6FA7C28} /qn
Download Link:https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/download/details.aspx?id=42301

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 SQL Server 2014 Report Builder 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 SQL Server 2014 Report Builder Silent Install with Logging (MSI)

MsiExec.exe /i ReportBuilder3.msi /qn /L*v "%WINDIR%\Temp\ReportBuilder3-Install.log"

How to Uninstall Microsoft SQL Server 2014 Report Builder 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:

Microsoft SQL Server 2014 Report Builder Silent Uninstall

MsiExec.exe /x {35D2D56F-52DD-4463-95B4-A73FE6FA7C28} /qn

Microsoft SQL Server 2014 Report Builder Silent Uninstall with Logging

MsiExec.exe /x {35D2D56F-52DD-4463-95B4-A73FE6FA7C28} /qn /L*v "%WINDIR%\Temp\ReportBuilder3-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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