Moodle Desktop Silent Install (How-To Guide)


Moodle is a free and open-source learning management system. This article will serve as an informative guide and give you a clear understanding of how to perform a silent installation of Moodle Desktop from the command line using the EXE installer.

How to Install Moodle Desktop Silently

Moodle Desktop Silent Install (EXE)

  1. Navigate to: https://download.moodle.org/desktop/download.php?platform=windows
  2. Download the zip file to a folder created at (C:\Downloads)
  3. Extract the contents of the zip file using 7-Zip to C:\Downloads\Moodle
  4. Open an Elevated Command Prompt by Right-Clicking on Command Prompt and select Run as Administrator
  5. Navigate to the C:\Downloads\Moodle folder
  6. Enter the following command:
    • Moodle-v3.x.y-z.exe /S /D="%ProgramFiles%\Moodle Desktop"
  7. Press Enter

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

Software Title:Moodle Desktop
Vendor:Moodle Pty Ltd.
Architecture:x86_x64
Installer Type:EXE
Silent Install Switch:Moodle-v3.x.y-z.exe /S /D="%ProgramFiles%\Moodle Desktop"
Silent Uninstall Switch (ProgramFiles)"%ProgramFiles%\Moodle Desktop\Uninstall Moodle Desktop.exe" /S
Silent Uninstall Switch (UserProfile)"%LocalAppData%\Programs\moodledesktop\Uninstall Moodle Desktop.exe" /S
Download Link:https://download.moodle.org/desktop/download.php?platform=windows

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.


How to Uninstall Moodle Desktop 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:

Moodle Desktop Silent Uninstall (EXE) – Program Files

"%ProgramFiles%\Moodle Desktop\Uninstall Moodle Desktop.exe" /S

Moodle Desktop Silent Uninstall (EXE) – User Profile

"%LocalAppData%\Programs\moodledesktop\Uninstall Moodle Desktop.exe" /S

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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