MobaXterm Silent Install (How-To Guide)

MobaXterm is a free X server for Windows with tabbed SSH terminal, telnet, RDP, VNC, Xdmcp, Mosh and X11-forwarding. This article will serve as an informative guide and give you a clear understanding of how to perform a silent installation of MobaXterm from the command line using the MSI installer.

How to Install MobaXterm Silently

MobaXterm Silent Install (MSI)

  1. Navigate to:
  2. Download & Extract the zip file to a folder created at (C:\Downloads\MobaXterm)
  3. Open an Elevated Command Prompt by Right-Clicking on Command Prompt and select Run as Administrator
  4. Navigate to the C:\Downloads\MobaXterm folder
  5. Enter the following command: MsiExec.exe /i MobaXterm_installer_x.y.msi /qn
  6. Press Enter

After a few moments you should see the MobaXterm Desktop Shortcut appear. You will also find entries in the Start Menu, Installation Directory, and Programs and Features in the Control Panel.

Software Title:MobaXterm
Installer Type:MSI
Silent Install Switch:MsiExec.exe /i MobaXterm_installer_x.y.msi /qn
Silent Uninstall Switch:MsiExec.exe /x MobaXterm_installer_x.y.msi /qn
Repair Command:MsiExec.exe /fa MobaXterm_installer_x.y.msi /qn
Download Link:
PowerShell Script:

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 MobaXterm 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.

MobaXterm Silent Install with Logging

MsiExec.exe /i MobaXterm_installer_x.y.msi /qn /L*V "%WINDIR%\Temp\MobaXterm-Install.log"

How to Uninstall MobaXterm Silently

Check out the MobaXterm 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 one of the following commands:
VersionMobaXterm Silent Uninstall String
22.1MsiExec.exe /x {B0685870-CBDD-4B5F-92C4-63868E0A945E} /qn
22.0MsiExec.exe /x {C0A10EDE-339D-4924-A381-EA937665A7A2} /qn
21.5MsiExec.exe /x {580A5A52-989C-4E8C-B60C-9AD9D7303B85} /qn
21.4MsiExec.exe /x {A8A24A42-7E80-4EDF-A52C-2EB105AA6585} /qn
21.3MsiExec.exe /x {2EFA5E3B-32A8-42D7-9288-2F60678EDBCF} /qn
21.2MsiExec.exe /x {D263B5FE-93E9-46AF-A5D1-D3E5085BCEDD} /qn
21.1MsiExec.exe /x {0A5A0154-6517-467D-B9F6-C560E56D84A8} /qn
21.0MsiExec.exe /x {E78C82F9-F0D0-4A6F-9F25-8F859FB1B434} /qn
20.6MsiExec.exe /x {AE9308FB-0A16-4496-89F7-07CB198572F4} /qn
20.4MsiExec.exe /x {5FD82948-A0CE-484B-B100-BD4E70313FC1} /qn
20.3MsiExec.exe /x {E3A3E2A8-DA1B-4697-9562-A393F98B4A41} /qn
20.2MsiExec.exe /x {BC7C27FC-2455-462F-AB92-E0848BCC95CA} /qn
20.1MsiExec.exe /x {A93CC253-CB5C-4E4C-9861-58D2475C7558} /qn
20.0MsiExec.exe /x {BCDB5AA2-5B14-49C4-89B5-C48D48662670} /qn
12.4MsiExec.exe /x {F5DA0412-7325-4CB5-86AE-D29852E2FBE9} /qn
12.3MsiExec.exe /x {7893607D-AF13-407A-AD44-5931CB093A6E} /qn
12.2MsiExec.exe /x {80B41CD0-14A5-4FF8-9D53-9BAE49BAE7A0} /qn
12.1MsiExec.exe /x {210F90CA-B224-463B-A35F-705DD3F0C3F5} /qn
12.0MsiExec.exe /x {73E531E6-4359-4B37-98A7-10AD85584240} /qn
11.1MsiExec.exe /x {E0A0AABB-612F-4A7B-8307-F31A476669CF} /qn
11.0MsiExec.exe /x {04A758F9-10C2-4D58-98F6-DE5B07F2FB42} /qn
10.9MsiExec.exe /x {A0721489-BB2F-4009-BA59-0C0C0CF65553} /qn
10.4MsiExec.exe /x {4235836F-B425-49F9-81E1-A499F9D24189} /qn
10.2MsiExec.exe /x {BE194132-C400-41FD-A334-AFB344BBA39B} /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.

Jason Bergner

I am an accomplished Software Engineer at Patch My PC, leveraging more than 18 years of hands-on experience in Configuration Manager administration and application packaging. I am driven by a genuine passion for solving complex problems and consistently strive to discover innovative and effective solutions. Sharing my extensive knowledge of application deployments is a true joy for me, and I am honored to contribute to the community here at Silent Install HQ.

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