Minecraft: Education Edition Silent Install (How-To Guide)


Minecraft: Education Edition is a game-based learning platform that promotes creativity, collaboration and problem-solving in an immersive digital environment. This article will serve as an informative guide and give you a clear understanding of how to perform a silent installation of Minecraft: Education Edition from the command line using both EXE & MSI installers.

How to Install Minecraft: Education Edition Silently

Minecraft: Education Edition Silent Install (EXE)

  1. Navigate to https://aka.ms/downloadmee-desktopApp
  2. Download the MinecraftEducationEdition_x86_x.y.z.exe 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:
    • MinecraftEducationEdition_x86_1.14.50.0.exe /exenoui AI_DESKTOP_SH=1 /qn
  6. Press Enter

After a minute or so you should see the Minecraft Desktop Shortcut appear. You will also find entries in the Start Menu, Installation Directory, and Programs and Features in the Control Panel.

Software Title:Minecraft: Education Edition
Vendor:Microsoft Studios
Version:1.14.50.0
Architecture:x86
Installer Type:EXE
Silent Install Switch:MinecraftEducationEdition_x86_1.14.50.0.exe /exenoui AI_DESKTOP_SH=1 /qn
Silent Uninstall Switch:MsiExec.exe /x {CC3D0272-A4CF-4F7C-8184-B7CE94245423} AI_UNINSTALLER_CTP=1 /qn
Repair Command:MsiExec.exe /fa {CC3D0272-A4CF-4F7C-8184-B7CE94245423} /qn
Download Link:https://aka.ms/downloadmee-desktopApp
PowerShell Script:https://silentinstallhq.com/minecraft-education-edition-install-and-uninstall-powershell/

Minecraft: Education Edition Silent Install (MSI)

  1. Navigate to https://aka.ms/downloadmee-desktopApp
  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 to extract the MSI
    • MinecraftEducationEdition_x86_1.14.50.0.exe /extract:C:\Downloads
  6. Press Enter
  7. Navigate to the C:\Downloads\Visual C++ Redistributable for Visual Studio 2017 folder
  8. Enter the following command:
    • vc_redist.x86.exe /install /quiet /norestart
  9. Press Enter
  10. Navigate back to the C:\Downloads folder
  11. Enter the following command:
    • MsiExec.exe /i MinecraftEducationEdition_x86_1.14.50.0.msi AI_DESKTOP_SH=1 /qn
  12. Press Enter

After a minute or so you should see the Minecraft Desktop Shortcut appear. You will also find entries in the Start Menu, Installation Directory, and Programs and Features in the Control Panel.

Software Title:Minecraft: Education Edition
Vendor:Microsoft Studios
Version:1.14.50.0
Architecture:x86
Installer Type:MSI
Silent Install Switch:MsiExec.exe /i MinecraftEducationEdition_x86_1.14.50.0.msi AI_DESKTOP_SH=1 /qn
Silent Uninstall Switch:MsiExec.exe /x {CC3D0272-A4CF-4F7C-8184-B7CE94245423} AI_UNINSTALLER_CTP=1 /qn
Repair Command:MsiExec.exe /fa {CC3D0272-A4CF-4F7C-8184-B7CE94245423} /qn
Download Link:https://aka.ms/downloadmee-desktopApp
PowerShell Script:https://silentinstallhq.com/minecraft-education-edition-install-and-uninstall-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 an Installation Log File

You can 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.

Minecraft: Education Edition (EXE) Silent Install with Logging (Option 1)

MinecraftEducationEdition_x86_1.14.50.0.exe /exenoui /exelog "%WINDIR%\Temp\Minecraft-Install.log" AI_DESKTOP_SH=1 /qn

Minecraft: Education Edition (EXE) Silent Install with Logging (Option 2)

MinecraftEducationEdition_x86_1.14.50.0.exe /exenoui AI_DESKTOP_SH=1 /qn /L*v "%WINDIR%\Temp\Minecraft-Install.log"

Minecraft: Education Edition (MSI) Silent Install with Logging

MsiExec.exe /i MinecraftEducationEdition_x86_1.14.50.0.msi AI_DESKTOP_SH=1 /qn /L*v "%WINDIR%\Temp\Minecraft-Install.log"

Exclude Desktop Shortcut During Install

You can exclude the Minecraft Education Edition desktop shortcut by running one of the following command line switches.

Minecraft: Education Edition (EXE) Silent Install with No Desktop Shortcut

MinecraftEducationEdition_x86_1.14.50.0.exe /exenoui AI_DESKTOP_SH=0 /qn

Minecraft: Education Edition (MSI) Silent Install with No Desktop Shortcut

MsiExec.exe /i MinecraftEducationEdition_x86_1.14.50.0.msi AI_DESKTOP_SH=0 /qn

Disable Minecraft Auto-Update

Minecraft: Education Edition (EXE) Silent Install with Auto-Update Disabled

MinecraftEducationEdition_x86_1.14.50.0.exe /exenoui AI_DESKTOP_SH=1 INSTALL_UPDATER=NOINSTALL /qn

Minecraft: Education Edition (MSI) Silent Install with Auto-Update Disabled

MsiExec.exe /i MinecraftEducationEdition_x86_1.14.50.0.msi AI_DESKTOP_SH=1 INSTALL_UPDATER=NOINSTALL /qn

How to Uninstall Minecraft: Education Edition Silently

Check out the Minecraft Education Edition 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:

Minecraft: Education Edition 1.14.50.0 Silent Uninstall

MsiExec.exe /x {CC3D0272-A4CF-4F7C-8184-B7CE94245423} AI_UNINSTALLER_CTP=1 /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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